Raw Power Salad

Raw Power Salad

Alright... its been way too long since my last blog post and I am totally sorry! To make up for that I want to give you my most favorite salad recipe! This last month has been totally crazy we vacationed in Idaho and Utah visiting family and it was a lot of fun, but I am SO relived to finally be home. 3 weeks is way too long to vacation with little ones. Its more work I would say. Living out of suitcase attempting to keep someone elses home clean while your kids destroy it all day long. Its tough work! They weren't joking when they said keeping your house clean with kids is like brushing your teeth with oreos it just doesn't work! With that being said we are home now and I've never missed SoCal more. (That says a lot for a girl who doesn't want to live here.) Living in a place where there are no seasons is tough on a girl who lives for Autumn :)  

- Also this picture is from dinner last night so if you are wondering what I had its called Sicilian Chicken Sausage from Trader Joes and yes. It was DELICIOUS. 

This salad is probably the best salad you'll ever eat for multiple reasons. But for the 2 biggest and major reasons its because 1. Its incredibly delicious. Its always important to me that food taste good and has good texture. My husband he loves good food but if something is nutritious and taste terrible he'll eat it anyways and I am just not like that at all. I love to savor the ingredients. Food definitely needs to be palatable  2. It has power foods. If you know me then you know that I am big into eating power foods. If I can eat anything that will ensure that I will get lots of vitamins via food then heck ya! I am bound to be eating it! Plus this salad has tons of ingredients that you can snack on alone! As a mom of three I am always on the go so I snack a lot of and eating power food snacks helps with just that. Being on the go. Plus I breastfeed too so I know my little dude is getting the best possible nutrition. Also this is paleo! I always like to say that although I do try to eat mostly paleo I do believe eating things in moderation is OK. 

 

Raw Power Salad

serves 3-4

  • 3 cups finely chopped kale ( stems removed and discarded)
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley 
  • 2 T raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 T raw sesame seeds
  • 2-3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped
  • 2-3 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 T Grade B Maple Syrup orhoney ( I like to do 1/2 tablespoon of both honey and syrup)
  • 1 T finely grated ginger root
  • Sea Salt to taste

In a large mixing bowl, combine the kale, broccoli, carrots, bell pepper, scallions, parsley, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds,  and dates. In a small bowl whisk together the lemon juice, olive or coconut oil, maple syrup/honey and ginger to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt. Let salad stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving. 

Also! I really love adding edamame and thin coconut chips to the salad. Like I said I love texture! 

 

Let me know what you think of the salad or if you add anything different! I love changing it up!