Why do I eat superfoods? Because they make me feel soooooo good! I get a crazy energy boost and stay full! So how did this salad come about? I walked into my house the other day and was STARVING. This happens a lot because I live in Lynchburg and am definitely not surrounded by healthy and delish food restaurants (although I do have a few sweet fav’s) so I always run home for lunch. Well, I don’t really run, I drive.
I opened my fridge and had a bag of fresh organic chopped Kale that I got super cheap at Aldi’s. The great thing about pre-washed chopped kale is TIME! No washing, no taking out the stem, no chopping, and no cleaning the cutting board. So if you see it, grab it. I got my Simply Blonde Dressing that I always have on hand because it tastes good with everything and is super easy to make. So make it, use it, and always having it waiting around. If you are starving the last thing your going to do is start making a dressing even if it only takes one minute.
Next, what else was in the fridge? I found local feta and that’s it. Then, I hit up my sweet superfood cabinet. If you have it, you’ll eat it. So you have to buy these things and keep them stocked in your pantry or you’ll end up grabbing a bowl of cereal or yogurt or Uncrustable! These will NOT give you sustainable energy.
So here is a list of some of my fav’s that I always try and keep around that I added to my salad.
WHITE MULBERRIES. (love these because they are chewy and sweet. And they are an antioxidant powerhouse with lots of fiber)
HEMP SEED. (adds protein and has a little nutty flavor and crunch)
WALNUTS. (anti-inflammatory and omega 3’s.)
KALE. Because it’s KALE! (soooooooooo many benefits I can’t even get started.)
GOJI BERRIES: (To me, goji berry converts to ENERGYYYYYY!) Check out Dr. Axe for lots of other health benefits.
POMEGRANATE: (powerful disease protection) Eat them everyday if you can. When they are not in season you can get them frozen.
ALMONDS: (they’re crunchy, affordable, and a HEALTHY FAT–guys, we need fat. It keeps us satiated and super good for brain health. We just don’t want the crappy Twinkie and Krispy Creme kind of fat—-well, not on a daily basis.
- 3 cups chopped organic kale
- 2 TBS.local feta
- 1 TBS. slivered almonds
- 2 TBS. white mulberries
- 1 TBS. hemp seed
- 2 TBS.organic walnuts
- 1TBS. organic raisins
- 1 TBS.goji berries
- local honey to drizzle
- pink salt to taste
- Massage Simply Blonde Dressing into kale. Add toppings as desired. Drizzle honey on top. Feel amazing.
If you want to get crazy, I sometimes heat my nuts with a little coconut oil and add turmeric, cumin, and curry for an added superfood and flavor boost.
Get shopping and keep that pantry stocked with these goodies.