Kale Salad with Avocado

By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH; Dorine Lam, RDN, MS, MPH


Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can find in the produce section of the market. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein. When Kale is finely chewed, sulforaphane is formed which triggers the liver's detoxifying enzymes.

Recipe

Partially Raw Version:

1 bunch of organic Kale - chop.
Put a little water in a pot, add 1 tsp salt, add the kale, Cover and cook until kale is tender.
Drain and chill in the refrigerator.
1 large organic tomato - chop
10 olives - chop

Blend together till creamy:
1 avocado
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 stalk organic celery
1 tsp salt
2 t lemon juice

Mix together Kale, tomato and olives in a bowl.
Pour in avocado mixture and mix well.

Raw version:

1 bunch of organic Kale - finely chop.
Add 1 tsp salt and massage the Kale till it wilts.
Add 2 t lemon juice and massage again.
1 large organic tomato - chop
10 olives - chop
Blend together till creamy:
1 avocado
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 stalk organic celery
1 tsp salt
2 t lemon juice

Mix together Kale, tomato and olives in a bowl.
Pour in avocado mixture and mix well.

Suggestions for use:

1) For Estrogen Dominance and Hypothyroid - substitute mixed green lettuce for Bok Choy. Do not need to do the massage step in Raw Version.
2) For Weight Loss - don't be afraid of the oil. The oil helps maintain the satiety and prevent you from getting hungry until the next meal.

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