15 Minute Spa Meals: Toasty Coconut Kale Salad
With almonds and a splash of lime juice
Posted October 22nd, 2012 by noelle |
If you too are looking to line up a lunch or brunch this week to nourish and rebalance your spirit, give this nutrient packed kale salad with toasty coconut and almonds a try. For a little more staying power, I recommend pairing this salad with a creamy avocado toast, but I think a poached egg or a hummus toast like this one would also work beautifully.
I hope you all had a beautiful weekend! – Noelle
Toasty Coconut Kale Salad
Serving Size: 1 (350 calories per serving)
1/4 head Tuscan kale*
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 1/2 tablespoons dried coconut
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon good honey
1/4 fresh lime
Sea salt and pepper
* New to kale? Learn how to “tame” it in a salad here.
Learn more about the better-for-you ingredients in this recipe:
- Kale – Kale is a nutritional superstar and a health beauty favorite in our quest for radiant skin. It is full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that help your body to stay vibrant and youthful. Learn more here.
- Olive oil – Good quality fats (including avocados, “cloudy” extra virgin olive oil and nuts), enjoyed in moderation, will actually store in the body as energy and not fat which helps you lose weight in the long run.
Prepare the kale and slice it into long, thin ribbons. Drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil, and using your hands, rub the olive oil into the kale leaves; Make sure all the kale ribbons are well coated. (Looking for a little more visual love? Head over here!) After the kale ribbons are well massaged with olive oil, set aside.
In a frying pan over medium heat toast coconut and almonds until just slightly brown around the edges.
Toss coconut and almonds with the kale. Add a splash of lime juice, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of honey. Toss again. Enjoy immediately!
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