Massaged Kale with Avocado and Maple Syrup

If your relationship with Kale has been a bit off, then this might be just for you! 

I personally love Kale and so does my stomach, but I know that’s not the case for many. One of the ways to make Kale more enjoyable and also easier on your digestive system is to massage it and that’s what I’m playing with in this delicious salad that I had for lunch yesterday.
Massaging kale helps break down the tough and fibrous structure, giving it a softer, easier-to-eat texture. Working it with your hands takes the edge off, making it tender enough to eat without cooking. It also makes the flavor gentler and less bitter. Don’t overdo it though, mushy kale is worse than tough kale!

YOU NEED:
1 Medium bunch of curly Kale
1 Medium ready to rock Avocado
1/ 2 medium lemon
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup 
(The original dressing calls for Honey, and if you’re not Vegan, that can be a suitable choice for you)
A handful of cherry tomatoes
1 Medium cucumber or 2 small Persian cucumbers
2 Medium red radish
1 Teaspoon organic Dulse flakes
Salt & pepper to taste

YOU DO:
1- Wash your Kale, remove the stems, chop all the leafs and add them to a large mixing bowl or salad bowl
2- Squeeze your lemon and pour the juice over your chopped kale
3- Add the sliced Avocado and the Maple syrup to the mix, pull your sleeves up and start massaging it for about 3-5 min with your capable hands then set aside
4- Chop tomatoes, Cucumber and Radish and add to the bowl
5- Add your Dulse Flakes (I use Maine coast sea vegetables Organic Dulse Flakes)
6- Mix everything together really well and bon appetit!

Are you a Kale lover or that relationship has been problematic so far? If you love it then let me know in the comments, what’s your favorite way of having Kale and if not a fan so far, then I encourage you to try this recipe and let me know what you think, I have a feeling it may change your opinion 🙂

Love,
Nousha

***Original recipe by Medical Medium
PS: If you’re using baby kale, you don’t need to worry about massages at all, since it’s already tender and easy to eat.

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