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Spiced Coconut Kale with Avocado

spiced coconut kale

The key to making a proper kale salad taste good is to not cook the kale! You just need to give it some love and soften it with an acidic ingredient or dressing.

Why is kale so good for you?

Kale is one of the healthiest leaves on the planet and can really help to reduce your LDL cholesterol levels.

It’s also been explored extensively for its potential cancer preventing abilities. Kale is believed to reduce the risk of developing at least five different cancers (bladder, colon, breast, ovary, and prostate). With over 45 different flavonoids contained within, with both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, kale is an absolute winner for your the health of your body.

What about avocado?

The addition of avocado and almonds to this recipe also ensures you are getting a good dose of good fat that is essential for many functions in the body.

Getting an adequate amount of good fat through your foods can also help towards your weight loss goals. Both of these ingredients will also help to keep your cholesterol levels at an optimum level, and will also help to protect against heart disease!

Spiced Coconut Kale with Avocado

In my view this side is perfect for any main dish! Eating this dish regularly alongside your main meals also brings a nutrition boost to any meal.

Ingredients:

To make a big bowl to divide between everyone at the dinner table, find the following ingredients:

For the salad:

  • A bunch of kale, torn into pieces and chunky stems removed
  • 40g of coconut flakes
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • A large handful of almonds, toasted

For the dressing:

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. of dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp. of maple syrup

Method:

This is a really quick and easy one to make!

First, you have to whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Once combined, put the kale in a large serving bowl and pour half the dressing over the top. You can then use your hands to massage the dressing into the kale for a few minutes in order to soften it.

Next, add the coconut flakes, avocado, and toasted almonds and mix them together well. Finally, pour in the rest of the dressing and serve.  YUM!

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This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on imouti and commented:
    For good workout results, we too need to eat healthy food that will help the body function well and avoid illnesses and this is a perfect example of such food stuffs

  2. That’s an interesting recipe… I have the last stalks of kale to pull from my winter garden. Was going to bake kale chips, but will try this recipe. Thanks!

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