The taste of unadulterated green is a vivid tonic during these winter months, delivering a handful of health-giving properties. These include: calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, vitamins A, B6, C and K, beta carotene and age fighting antioxidants.
If you are feeling sluggish, this dish will wake you right up. Excellent served as a side or stuffed into wraps and sandwiches.
Chop, toss and serve.
Raw Kale Salad with Cashews and Cranberries:
*1 bunch fresh organic kale, rinsed and dried
*fresh lemon juice
*extra virgin olive oil
*roasted cashews, almonds, or pumpkin seeds
*dried cranberries, currants or sour cherries
*grated Parmesan cheese
*drizzle of maple syrup (optional)
Remove ribs from kale. Chiffonade then finely chop kale or working in batches, pulse leaves in a food processor being careful not to over blend. Transfer to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients, using proportions to your liking. Chill and serve.