Garlic? Yes, please!
We ♡ spicing everything up from dressings, salads, dips, veggies and grilled goodness with this tasty herb!
Today is National Garlic Day and we’re sharing a few reasons to be generous with this seasoning, along with your NEW Confetti Kale Salad!
Top 5 Reasons We ♡ Garlic
Keeps you looking fabulous! Garlic helps your body detox by strengthening your liver. This means clearer skin, brighter eyes and a slimmer midsection!
Good for your heart! The most well known benefit of garlic is its ability to keep your cholesterol levels within healthy zones by contributing to better circulation.
Helps you relax! That’s right :) Garlic contains compounds that reduce stress by helping your muscles relax and your body wind down.
Boosts Your Immune System! It’s a great source of antioxidants, selenium, manganese, and vitamin B6. This helps your body stay strong and healthy! It’s also known as a natural antibiotic that can help your body fight infections! Feeling under the weather? Add some extra garlic :)
It makes everything taste AMAZING! This versatile herb goes well with almost all savory dishes. Add to to dressings, dips, veggies, quinoa, wraps… you name it!
TIP: We found fresh, minced garlic cubes at Trader Joe’s in the freezer section! This is a perfect way to easily add some tasty garlic power anything you’re cooking up! ;)
Looking for a NEW Recipe to add some garlic to? Make Your Confetti Kale Salad tonight!
Confetti Kale Salad w/ Dijon Dressing
4-6 leaves kale
¼ small head purple cabbage, shredded
1 cup diced yellow or red bell pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
¼ cup hemp seeds
2 Tbs. red or white onion
1 Tbs. agave
1 Tbs. Dijon or hot mustard
½ lemon, juiced
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 Tbs. garlic, minced
1 tsp. mustard powder
Wash and dry kale and then strip leaves from stem using your pointer finger and thumb and pressing firmly. Rip into smaller bite size pieces and then massage the kale by squeezing in fists until it takes on a greener, brighter appearance.
Add shredded purple cabbage and diced bell peppers to kale.
For dressing place oil, onion, agave, mustard, mustard powder, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Pour over salad and mix. Sprinkle hemp seeds over salad and toss. Serve and enjoy. This salad will keep in a sealed container in fridge for up to 3 days.
Makes 4 servings!
How are you going to be enjoying your new Confetti Kale Salad? If you’re following the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, this recipe is great for ANY meal! YUM!
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Happy Friday ♥
Karena & Katrina
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