Kale, Quinoa & Almond Salad

You'll find this super-food, super-yum, detoxifying recipe featuring in the LLN 8 Week Program

Nourish 101:

  • Kale is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables available. It is rich in vitamins A, C and K and is loaded with powerful antioxidants. 
  • Quinoa is a high protein, gluten free seed that is rich in B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and a good dose of fatty acids.
  • Avocado is rich in vitamins C, K and E as well as a great source of fibre, folate, magnesium and potassium. 
  • Almonds are rich in vitamin E as well as magnesium, manganese and fibre and aid blood sugar control. 
  • Together these ingredients provide a very satisfying meal that promotes healthy metabolism whilst providing your body with a great dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 


Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups kale, finely shredded (stalks removed)
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon 
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled 
  • 1/2 avocado, diced 
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley 
  • 1-2 spring onions, finely sliced 
  • 1 small handful dry roasted almonds, chopped 
  • Pink Salt and Black Pepper 

Method:

  1. In a large mixing bowl massage kale with a generous amount of olive oil and lemon juice really well for several minutes and allow to stand for a further 5 minutes (this helps to tenderise the kale). 
  2. Add quinoa, avocado, parsley, spring onion, salt and pepper and combine well. Add extra lemon juice to taste. 
  3. Add dry roasted almonds just before serving. 

Sensitive to FODMAPs?

  • Stick to 1/4 avocado per serve. Stick to up to 10 almonds per serve or substitute for pumpkin seeds. 

Sensitive to Nuts?  

  • Substitute almonds for pumpkin seeds.  

Personalise your recipe:  

  • You can also leave out quinoa and add additional kale. 
  • Add diced cucumber. 
  • To add more protein add cooked, shredded chicken, boiled egg or serve with cooked fish. 
  • If you have a thyroid condition or digestive condition cook your kale by sautéing in olive oil.

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All of the LLN recipes are:
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Preservative Free
  • Processed Sugar Free
This recipe is also:
  • Nut Free (option)
  • Egg Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Grain Free
  • Fructose Free
  • FODMAP Friendly (option)
  • Corn Free
  • Paleo

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