This recipe came together as a result of my kale obsession and my love for my favorite summer berry. This recipe is light and refreshing, but packed with nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties. It’ll be your favorite summer salad, I guarantee it!
But before we get to the recipe, here are some ingredient highlights.
High in iron, which is essential to the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes as well as cell growth, proper liver function and more (Read Where is Your Liver to discover more about the importance of liver health!)
High in vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C
Filled with antioxidants, the tiny powerhouses that prevent cancers
Is a fantastic anti-inflammatory food, which can help with arthritis and other autoimmune diseases
Helps detox the body
This is one of my favourite foods for its ability to satisfy my palate and its nutritional value.
Primarily contains vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin E and potassium
Its potassium content is even higher than that of bananas – potassium has been known to reduce blood pressure
Is also a source of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin)
Does not contain any sodium or cholesterol
Is considered a “healthy fat” that has been linked to reducing inflammation
Loaded with antioxidants that contribute to eye health
Relieves arthritis symptoms
Is a rich source of fiber, which helps keep your blood sugar levels in check and lowers your risk of heart disease
Strawberries are a sweet, juicy fruit and are great for adding to salads, dessert, smoothies or simply being eaten on their own. In ancient times, strawberries were used for medicinal purposes, such as relieving inflammation, fever and bad breath. Today, they’re known for providing you with even more health benefits.
Rich in flavonoids that help reduce the risk of a heart attack
Good source of fiber and potassium
Contains antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect your body from developing cancer and inflammation
Keeps your digestive health in check and minimizes constipation
Its folate content helps prevent depression by aiding in the regular production of feel-good hormones
This natural vinegar has much to offer your health:
Lowers blood sugar levels
Consuming vinegar curbs your appetite, thus helping with your weight-loss goals
Lowers cholesterol levels and reduces blood pressure
Helps protect against deadly diseases, like cancer
Kale, Strawberry & Avocado Salad
1 bunch kale, stem removed and shredded
1 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
1lb strawberries, rinsed and tops removed
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tbs olive oil
10 – 20 drops liquid stevia
Toss kale into a large bowl along with 1 tsp of olive oil and sea salt. Massage for a minute until kale breaks down and softens a bit. You can skip this step if you prefer a heartier, crunchier kale.
Add avocado and strawberries.
For dressing, add all ingredients into a high powered blender. Blend until dressing is smooth.
Pour dressing onto salad or serve on the side.
Salad and dressing best served chilled.