Super Food Detox Salad

Super Food Detox Salad #glutenfree 

These photos have reminded me that the more pretty colors in a meal, THE BETTER. I have been majorly slacking in the fruits and vegetable department lately. Why? Because I haven’t been putting enough time and energy into prepping food in order to have easy access.

That is about to change! 

Super Food Detox Salad

I bought kale for the second time ever in my life. The first time I put it in a smoothie and this time…I’m eatin’ it raw. The day I’m content eating cooked greens is the day I stop eating peanut butter. NEVER!

Really though. I can’t do cooked greens…especially spinach. I don’t know what it is, but spinach is suppose to be eaten raw now wilted!

I made a nummy homemade, simple dressing for this salad:

  • Extra Virgen Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Honey

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette  

Just superb.

Inside the salad is:

  • Raw Kale
  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Fresh Blueberries
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Poppy Seeds

Super Food Detox Salad

Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. 

And in this case. Literally. 

Since this was the first time I handled kale in a recipe, I kept things simply. I washed it thoroughly, patted dry, and then cut the stalks off, leaving the crunchy leaves, which I then chopped into bite sized pieces.Super Food Detox Salad

Super Food Detox Salad

I want this salad at every meal from now on. I actually thought about throwing half of it in a blender and making a Super Food Detox Smoothie. I bet it wouldn’t be half bad! Just add a frozen banana and a little almond milk. Pure bliss.Super Food Detox Salad  

Super Food Detox Salad
 
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Nutrition Information: 278 calories | 16g fat | 32g carb | 5g fiber | 10g sugar | 8g protein
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • -4 stalks of kale, raw
  • -1/2 cup blueberries
  • -1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • -1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • -1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • -1 large lemon, juiced
  • -1 tablespoon EVOO
  • -1/2 tablespoon honey
Instructions
  1. First, prepare honey lemon vinaigrette. Juice 1 lemon into a small bowl. Then add in EVOO and honey and whisk with a fork. Set aside.
  2. Next, thoroughly wash raw kale and then pat dry with a paper towel. Using a sharp knife, cut the kale leaves off of the hard center. Then chop into bite size pieces.
  3. Place kale, ½ cup of blueberries, ½ cup of cooked quinoa, and ¼ cup of slivered almonds in a large bowl or tupperware.
  4. Then, pour vinaigrette on top of salad and toss, making sure to coat everything. Finally, add in poppy seeds and toss one final time.

Greens- raw or wilted (GROSSS)? 

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    • says

      I haven’t made my own kale salad yet (but this recipe may change things up) … but I frequently buy a superfood salad at Publix here in Florida that is to die for. As long as the kale is deboned … it can be offputting to end up with a stalk in your mouth! Good luck!!

  1. EMH says

    Mmmmm, looks tasty! You could try massaging the kale after chopping it up. Knead it in a bowl like you would dough, until it feels softer. It’ll make the kale a little sweeter and less tough, too :) Kale is awesome!

    • says

      I actually did do that! But I didn’t know it was a thing. When I added the vinaigrette into the salad I did massage it into the kale. I did it subconsciously. Totally adding this into the method of the recipe. #kalenewbie

    • says

      That is a good question. I actually did massage the kale as I mixed the vinaigrette into the salad. I will add that! You are right, it does loosen up the kale a bit and bring out some sweetness! Thanks for catching that LIV!

  2. says

    This salad looks amazing! I wonder if this would be overboard if you had it with a blueberry salad dressing!? ha-ha probably, and as a smoothie. Now that sounds amazing!

    I actually really enjoy cooking with greens like kale! I make a Kale- Almond based pesto and it is amazing. Last night I made it a pizza with Asparagus and cherry tomatoes, and tomorrow I am going to put it on some pasta. Most recipes are the same but I found my in Runners World Cookbook. :)

  3. Sadie says

    This salad was so good! I brought it to a family dinner and I think almost everyone had seconds. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Blackie says

    Seriously?! Kale is inedible raw, hard, bitter and totally unappetizing. Steamed or tossed in a pan with a bit of oil and soy sauce unitl it wilts a bit. The blueberries are a great idea however.

  5. says

    Wow..This is nice. I like how you share your idea about this detox snack. I love your photos. And the recipe seems to be effective enough if you want to cleanse the impurities in your body.

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