superfood salad.

After a bit of a hiatus, here I am, trying to pick this back up. We’ll see where it goes. I certainly have things to share – let’s just work on getting the time to share it all! 🙂

Husband and I recently finished a cleanse. We used the AdvoCare system, which is a great model and provided us with supplements and a few tools that helped us get through. I’d say we did it pretty faithfully for our first time, and if nothing else we established some good habits and tried a few new recipes. This, however, is not one of those new recipes. This one is tried and true!

Most people who grew up in my parents’ house – both family and friends – would agree that my mom’s beet salad is one of the best. She has a knack for dressing it perfectly, as well as having the prefect proportions.

I’ve taken that, added some kale, and it’s pretty much a superfood salad. Kale and beets are some of the best foods you can put into your body to cleanse and strengthen your system. Kale can be tough to eat for some people. If you need it softened up a bit, you can always lightly sauté it. But I think this salad, with the dressing massaged into the kale, is still pretty easy to eat and enjoy!

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Kale and Beet Salad
Salad:
1 bunch of kale
1 beet, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
2-3 T goat cheese, chopped
raw sunflower seeds

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2-3 T raw honey
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste

1. Whisk the dressing together.
2. Tear the kale into small, bite-size pieces.
3. Massage the dressing into the kale – use those hands! You can let it sit for a little while to let the kale absorb the dressing. But if you don’t have the time, that is OK too!
4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the salad. Use a spatula or big spoon to combine well. Top with sunflower seeds.

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Enjoy!

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