Festive Kale Power Salad

Taking the time to prepare you meals for the week will make it easier to achieve your goals and stay on track.

We bring you this simple but nourishing kale salad recipe to add to your next meal prep day. It's vegan, gluten free and offers a "wellth" of nutritious benefits. It's full of healthy fats to fuel your brain, better balance blood sugar, and improve the health of your skin, hair and nails. It's rich antioxidant properties will help keep your immune system strong and on the defensive against the constant attack of invading viruses we're being faced with. With so much vitamin K, A & C it promotes healthy detoxification, reduces inflammation and contains strong antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Festive Kale Power Salad (serves 1)

You will need:
  • 2-3 cups kale
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4-1/2 avocado
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas (will roast and have lots for leftovers)
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, soaked for 10 minutes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp water
  • pinch of himalayan salt or sea salt
To roast the chickpeas, first preheat your oven to 400F. Then rinse, drain and dry the chickpeas. Place the chickpeas on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss together on the pan. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes until deep golden brown and crunchy. Let cool to room temp once cooked.
To make the dressing, soak walnuts in water for at least 10 minutes to soften. Then add walnuts and remaining dressing ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. 
Wash and de-stem the Kale, then chop into fine pieces. Toss kale in the dressing and place in a bowl. Top with sliced avocado, pomegranate seeds, hemp seeds, and roasted chickpeas. 
Enjoy!
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