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Holiday Kale & Pomegranate Salad

This is THE best holiday/winter salad ever.

It is a simple salad with 3 main ingredients and carries a powerful punch of salty, crunchy and sweet.

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Vibrant and hearty!

Don’t believe me? Just go ahead and see for yourself.

Ingredients

  • 3 bushels of Dinosaur Kale, chiffonade
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 4 cups shitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 4-5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil (to massage the kale)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

Procedure

  1. Pre-heat the oven to Broil.
  2. Combine the melted coconut oil and salt with the thinly sliced mushrooms and mix well.
  3. Spread the shitake mushrooms evenly on a baking tray. Make sure the mushrooms are not crowded on the tray and they are not on top of each other. I broil them until they are dark brown. For 4 cups of mushrooms, you will need two baking trays. 
  4. Drain any excess cooking oil from the pan and using a wooden spatula, remove the shitake “mushrooms” and place into a small bowl. 
  5. Remove the pomegranate seeds and place in a small bowl ready to eat. Click here to learn one way to open a pomegranate. 
  6. In a large bowl, add the thinly sliced kale and massage with sea salt and 1 tsp of olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Massaging the kale helps to break it down and soften the kale. This allows kale to be easier to digest and easier to chew. 
  7. Next add your pomegranate seeds and shitake “bacon” and enjoy. I usually drizzle lemon juice and more olive oil as needed. 

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Fun Facts About Leafy Greens

  • Did you know that dark leafy greens are a fantastic source of calcium, iron, magnesium, and even omega 3 fatty acids?
  • Leafy greens and almost all green foods help to alkalize our body’s ph (potential of hydrogen) which directly influences immune function. So, leafy green consumption helps to boost immunity!
  • Leafy greens are a rich source of fiber which is essential for healthy bowel movements and detoxification.
  • Eating dark leafy greens makes you cool, no seriously, it’s all the rage 😉

And perhaps, most importantly…. If you are a cookie lover (like me!) then it may interest you to know that eating more dark leafy greens helps to balance out sugar intake. Sugar robs us of nutrients like chromium, magnesium and B Vitamins and every time we eat leafy greens or have a green monster smoothie, we help to even the playing field. If you are highly addicted to sugar, I recommend taking my 22 Day Sugar Cleanse and getting started by eating more greens! 

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