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Green leafy salad with avocado and kale!

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All green leafy vegetables have few calories, yet are full of nutrients. If appropriately prepared (raw or mildly cooked), they will bring amazing health benefits to your body. Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, are only a small amount of their health benefits. Actually, “because of their high content of antioxidants, green leafy vegetables may be one of the best cancer-preventing foods. Studies have shown that eating 2 to 3 servings of green leafy vegetables per week may lower the risk of stomach, breast, and skin cancer. These same antioxidants have also been proven to decrease the risk of heart disease.” (source: www.ars.usda.gov)

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Recipe by Health CultureDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time
Calories

500

kcal

Ingredients

  • Avocado – 80g / 1/2 avocado, cut in cubes or slices

  • Carrots – 50g / 1/2 small, shredded, or finely cut

  • Cucumbers – 50g / 1/3 medium, cut in cubes or circles

  • Peppers – 30g / 1/2 medium, cut in squares or slices

  • Kale (or other leafy greens like spinach, lettuce) – 60g / 1 cup

  • Cabbage – 70g / 1 cup shredded or finely chopped

  • Olives – 15g / few small, pitted

  • Dressing option 1
  • Lime juice (or lemon juice) – 10g / squeezed from 1/2 lime

  • Olive oil – 10g / 1 tbsp

  • Vinegar – 10g / 1 tbsp

  • Salt – 1g / 1 pinch, to taste

  • Dressing option 2 (Balsamic Vinaigrette) – for 1 portion
  • Olive oil – 14g / 1tbsp

  • Balsamic vinegar – 1 tsp

  • Dijon mustard – 1 tsp

  • Honey – 1 tsp

  • Garlic – 1 small clove

  • Salt and pepper to taste – usually, a sprinkle

Directions

  • Wash and remove the stems from the Kale with a knife. Cut or tear the leaves by hand and put them in a deep bowl. Sprinkle 4-5g of olive oil and massage the kale with your hands. 
  • Cut or grate the carrots, the cabbage, the cucumbers, and the peppers and put them with the leafy vegetables.
  • Peel (scoop out) and cut the avocado into cubes
  • Add the olives and the avocado as well
  • Prepare dressing from the lemon (or limejuiceolive oilbalsamic vinegar, and honey (optional). Mix well and add to the bowl of vegetables
  • Mix all ingredients well. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Nuts and Seeds – add some crunch to this already rich salad. Add walnuts, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, almonds, etc. Roasted or raw – your choice.
  • You can substitute the green leafy vegetables. You can use spinach, kale, nettle, lettuce, etc.

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