It is definitely the coldest night of the year so far and I just experimented with a summery new raw food recipe. For the last couple of weeks, or make that years I have been researching the raw foods movement and I am so moved and inspired. There are millions of recipes and cool websites out there on raw foods it is so amazing. I know that eating more live sun foods and more raw uncooked foods is healthier because the enzymes and nutrients stay in tack to nourish your body. But I just can’t break free from my comfort foods and cooked meals. It is really tough, so I am just not beating myself over it and I decided to just ease my way into eating more raw fruits and veggies into my daily life
Tonite, I possibly made the best salad I have ever had. I cannot wait to make it for my friends and family. It is called a Kale and Avocado Salad. Yummy. This evening is the first time I have had kale uncooked. It rocks my face off. I for sure thought it was going to be bitter and tough, but it was not.
This is how I prepared it. I cut the freshly cleaned kale into tiny bite size pieces. Then with my clean hands I massaged a dash of sea salt and a little bit of olive oil into the kale leaves. Then I cut a ripe avocado and smeared half of it into the salad. To top it off I cut scallions in there and squeezed a half of a lemon into the salad. This prep time took me all of 5 minutes. When I cook a hot meal it takes me way longer. The taste was amazing. For a backup plan I pulled out a frozen vegetarian pizza to bake just in case I got hungry but I instantly put it back in the freezer. I felt fully satisfied and energized and satiated from my kale salad. So that is it. My first trial of eating a raw food meal and I did it on the coldest day of the year. Pretty cool, eh?? I can’t wait to try out more recipes and incorporate more raw foods into my life. Also growing kale in my backyard would be kinda cool.
This is a video of raw foods coach Karen Knowler, where she shows you step by step on how to make a kale and avocado salad.….. She has such a cute British accent and she is in her kitchen making this awesome recipe.
That’s it for now. Will keep you posted on my raw foods groove…..