Do you want a new easy gut health salad recipe to try? These kale salad ideas are nourishing and give you all the benefits of kale, without digestive distress. When you massage kale, you break down the tough fibers in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest. I love eating this massaged kale salad recipe with a piece of grilled chicken breast for an easy lunch. Please continue reading for the full massaged kale salad recipe below.
When I started eating healthy, I couldn’t digest kale well. It upset my digestion, and I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. If this happens to you, the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This massaged kale gut health salad recipe is one of my favorites, because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: enzymes, magnesium, vitamin C, and more.
Why Massage Your Kale?
Massaging nourishing olive oil and lemon juice into the salad also helps make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate. So, be sure to massage your kale. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal.
I love creating new gut health kale salad ideas for you guys to try out. You might also like my Simple & Delicious Lemon Kale Salad Recipe.
Learn to Make an Gut Health Massaged Kale Salad Recipe!
Massaged Kale Salad Recipe - Gut Health Salad
- 1 bunch kale chopped (4 cups)
- 1 large lemon juiced
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- ½ cup thinly sliced fennel
- ¼ cup pine nuts
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- 1. Add kale to a large mixing bowl along with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using clean, bare hands, massage the kale until it is wilted (about 2 to 3 minutes).
- 2. Once the kale is ready, top your salad with carrots, celery, fennel, and pine nuts. No extra dressing is needed.
Kale Salad Variations
Protein: Add additional protein of choice, like grilled chicken, fish, or tofu.
Nuts: Swap out the pine nuts for whatever nuts you have on hand. Walnuts go great in this massaged kale salad recipe. I also like to use sprouted pumpkin seeds.
ENJOY THIS MASSAGED KALE GUT HEALTH SALAD RECIPE!
If you make this massaged kale gut health salad recipe, let me know in the comment section below. Do you want to try out any more gut health recipes or some more gut health salad ideas? Let me know, and I can create new recipes for you.
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