This is such a simple, filling and uplifting meal. It has everything, including the rainbow and even the kids will enjoy it. Simply chop and massage your kale with olive oil and Himalayan sea salt. Add some red onion, carrot, yellow pepper, broccoli, raisins, purple garlic, cooked rice/quinoa, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and mix it all up.
For the dressing we mix one mashed avocado, Himalayan sea salt, apple cider vinegar and maple syrup. We the top it off with some DIY purple sauerkraut.
We love making homemade sauerkraut and find it tastes so good mixed with the avocado in this salad. Sauerkraut is easy to make and loaded in probiotics (by definition meaning “life force”) which help heal and maintain a healthy gut biome.
Let’s take a look at today’s ingredients:
- Kale: kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, an excellent source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Kale may also reduce your risk of heart disease.
- Olive Oil: rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, contains a large amount of antioxidants, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, is preventative at many diseases including heart disease and obesity. Olive oil is only this good if its temperature stays below 350F.
- Himalayan Sea Salt: detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH, improves hydration by providing trace minerals, improves mineral status of the body, reduces muscle cramps, and helps balance blood sugar.
- Red Onion: loaded with antioxidants, contain cancer-fighting compounds, help control blood sugar, may boost bone density, has antibacterial properties, and may boost digestive health.
- Carrots: rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They contain high amounts of vitamin A, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- Bell Peppers: rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants. Bell peppers start off green and as they ripen turn colors, such as yellow, orange and red.
- Broccoli: good source of fibre and protein, and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid. Broccoli sprouts may also be used in this recipe and almost triple the nutrient-content of this superfood.
- Raisins: packed with energy and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Raisins are naturally sweet and high in sugar and calories, but they’re beneficial to our health when eaten in moderation because they can aid digestion, boost iron your levels, and keep your bones strong.
- Garlic: garlic, especially raw garlic has the potential to reverse disease, kill cancer, stop hair loss, lower cholesterol, stop an infection and even more.
- Brown Rice: rich in B vitamins, folic acid, iron, and magnesium, a mineral that is involved in more than 300 biological functions. Also, gluten-free.
- Quinoa: higher in fiber than most grains, gluten-free, very high in protein – with all the essential amino acids, and has a low glycemic index.
- Pumpkin Seeds: or pepitas, are full of valuable nutrients, high in antioxidants, may reduce your risk of certain cancers, improves heart, prostate and bladder Health, very high in magnesium, can lower blood sugar levels, and full of Fiber.
- Flax Seeds: loaded with nutrients, high in omega-3 fats, rich source of lignans – which may reduce your cancer risk, rich in fiber, contain high-quality protein.
- Sunflower Seeds: rich in the B complex vitamins, which are essential for a healthy nervous system, and are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, protein and vitamin E. They also contain trace minerals, zinc, manganese, copper, chromium, carotene and healthy fats.
- Avocado: this superfood contain more potassium than bananas, is loaded with heart-healthy fatty acids and fiber. Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, also, contains essential nutrients for pregnant women and infants.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: has many, many wonderful benefits and uses – this is what we call a top ten herbalist treatments in the world. ACV can help lower blood sugar levels. By its very nature, ACV can regulate healthy blood sugar levels in the body, which is great for those with Type Two Diabetes. Apple cider vinegar can also increase the good cholesterol so you maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Purchase fermented/unpasteurized ACV.
- Maple Syrup: contains many natural antioxidants, several are newly identified antioxidant compounds that are reported to have anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-diabetic properties. Maple syrup also contains anti-inflammatory compounds. In addition, maple sap is also a powerhouse for health benefits
- Sauerkraut: contains many nutrients important for optimal health, improves your digestion, boosts your immune system, may help you lose weight, helps reduce stress, maintain brain health, may promote heart health and contributes to stronger bones.