In keeping with the clean and green theme of the month I wanted to share a very simple salad recipe. If you did the green smoothie challenge last week then your probably feeling a little lighter and brighter. Let’s keep up the green goodness and continue our Spring cleanse. Kale is a great choice because it is such a powerful green for cleansing, and it can be used in place of the usual salad greens.
Creamy Kale Salad
1 bunch Kale (the regular curly variety)
3 purple carrots (orange are fine too, I just love the look of the purple ones)
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse the kale and cut the leaves from the stem by slicing lengthwise along the edge of the stem on both sides.
Chop into small pieces and place in a large bowl, slice carrots in thin discs and add to Kale along with the cranberries.
Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
Add to salad and massage dressing into the leaves with your hands to soften it a bit.
That’s it! It’s quick, easy, light, bright and delicious. For optimal nutrition you should eat the rainbow, which means eating the color of the rainbow in fruit and vegetables everyday. This salad has you covered. The kale is green, the cranberries are red, the lemon is yellow/orange, and the carrots are blue/purple. It is loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients to keep your body healthy and glowing and ready for Spring!