Skin really benefits when you add dark leafy greens to your diet. This recipe I use to incorporate this skin friendly food into my diet is easy to make, can be made in advance, and has countless variations so you're never bored.
Simply take a bunch of kale (I prefer organic dinosaur kale). Wash, rinse and dry well. Slice the kale into thin ribbons and put in a glass container. Sprinkle with sea salt, drizzle with olive oil, and squeeze a citrus fruit over it (I like lime, but lemon works well, too). Now, begin massaging the mixture, so you're breaking down and softening the kale. It will turn a few shades darker and get softer. Make sure it is seasoned to your liking at this point.
Now add toppings of your choice. Here are some combinations that work nicely;
- roasted squash chunks, dried dark red cherries, toasted walnuts
- chicken, lightly toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan cheese, artichoke hearts
- quartered hard boiled eggs, boiled potato cubes, carrot curls, cucumbers
The possibilities are endless. Vegetarian is just as good as meat options, so choose what's best for you.
Tips: make extra protein for dinner tonight to use on your salad tomorrow. Keep a good supply of various omega-rich nuts, dried fruit (without sulphur dioxide), and boiled cage-free eggs around, so you have a choice of toppings. I make this salad once at the beginning of the week, add my toppings, and eat whenever I'm short on time. I always need to eat warm things, so I serve the salad alongside a cup of broth or a hot green tea.
Enjoy healthier skin with this easy, versatile way to get your greens. Share your favorite combinations in the comment section below.
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