NEW Recipe ~ Sweet & Spicy Kale Salad

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Katrina and I have a slight obsession…KALE! We love experimenting with this superfood, and if you’re anything like us, you eat kale almost every day! We enjoy it in smoothies, salads, sautés, juices, wraps, soups and we even like making it into chips. We love that you can use all kinds of fun flavors with this dark, leafy green ~ whether it’s topped with toasted coconut, peppers, or marinated in savory, homemade sauces…it’s always delicious! What’s even better is that kale belongs to our favorite food family: Brassica oleracea, which includes brussels sprouts, collard greens, and cauliflower to name a few. If you’re on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, you’ll find that some of your team favorite recipes feature these different kale supersisters! Today’s creation is the perfect combination of delicious sweet & spicy flavors that will leave you wanting more! 

Sweet & Spicy Kale Salad

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Why we L♡VE this entire recipe!
 If you weren’t sure that kale deserved its superfood status, then this little-known fact may be enough to make you fall in love. Kale is an excellent source of manganese, a blood-sugar stabilizing trace mineral that’s needed to metabolize key nutrients, and to promote bone health. Stable blood sugars mean less sweet cravings. Kick temptation to the curb by having this salad for lunch, or as an afternoon snack.tone-it-up-beauty-skin-recipes-toneitup
 Fight muscle fatigue with vitamin C and plant-based iron, a fierce duo. Our zesty orange & lime dressing  is packed with more than just tropical flavor. It’s loaded with vitamin C, which according to our Tone It Up Registered Dietitian, helps your body absorb more of kale’s plant-based iron and delivers oxygen to your  tissues during sweat sessions. Kale lovers, eat up!
 Meet your daily vitamin C needs with just one serving of this salad. Vitamin C is great for collagen synthesis and wound healing, which promotes flawless, healthy, younger looking skin—-> Get glowing!
 Eat with your eyes…or for them, anyway. Our vision, immune, and reproductive systems all perform at their peak when we’re getting enough vitamin A in our diets. Try this recipe to get almost twice the amount of vitamin A that’s recommended daily. A-mazing ;)
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Sweet & Spicy Kale Salad

Makes 4 servings
  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 1 orange,  juiced & peeled (your preference)
  • 1 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, finely sliced
  • 2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned
  • 2.5 oz macadamia nuts, crushed or whole
  • 1 large carrot, grated or chopped
  • 2 Tbs raisins

Tear kale off the vein into bite-sized pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Coat leaves with orange and lime juice, olive oil,  honey, salt, and a dash of cayenne pepper. Massage leaves in dressing for a few minutes, add garlic and allow mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes or even overnight. After the kale mixture has marinated, top with remaining ingredients, toss and serve. Enjoy!

If you’re on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, you’re a Lean, Clean & Green QUEEN!! You know how important it is to not only eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, but you also know what benefits these powerful foods provide for your beautiful body. If you haven’t joined the team yet, there’s no better time than now! See our latest edition ~ the Superfood Edition where you’ll learn which foods will change your life!

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  • Emma

    Did you already announce the winners of the Love Your Body Grand Prize?
    Thanks!

  • http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/ Ashley

    I like the mix of sweet, savory and bitter! This sounds delicious- thanks for sharing! :)

  • kaitlin

    Yumm!!

    I love KALE, try this……

    Makes 4 servings

    1 large bunch of kale

    Cilantro, put as much as you like!

    1 Tbs fresh lime juice

    1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    1 tsp honey

    1/4 tsp salt

    1/2 jalapeno pepper

    1 garlic clove, finely sliced

    5 raspberries
    1 Tbs Red wine vinegar
    Blend all above in food processor.
    Toss salad than add below

    2.5 oz almonds, crushed or sliced

    1 large carrot, grated

    2 Tbs cranberries (I like organic ones from Trader Joe’s)
    Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ashlee Spear

      This looks sweet and spicy as well! I will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

  • Erin

    I love kale salads!! thank you for posting this.

  • Adrianne

    Weren’t the winners for the Grand Prize suppose to be announced yesterday?

  • Caitlin Faulkner

    I love Kale! There’s something I think you ladies should share since you’re recommending regular consumption: people with thyroid problems shouldn’t eat kale everyday because it can worsen their condition. Here’s some watered-down research- http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-kale-and-how-to-eat-around-it?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

    • missemcee

      Ah, I just commented about my thyroid problems and then scrolled down to see this. Thanks!

      • toneitupcom

        This salad would also work well with another leafy green like spinach, arugula or baby greens! Just skip the massaging/marinading and serve right away ;)

  • missemcee

    Thanks for this recipe, I make a kale salad similar to this that is always a hit at parties!

    Question for K&K though – I suffer from a mild form of hypothyroidism and I recently read that I should actually avoid vegetables in the brassica oleracea family, some of my fav veggies too! I would love for you girls to address this topic with some suggestions since you girls are so creative with your yummy recipes and always offer helpful nutrition tips!

    Thanks K&K! <3

  • MsDinoGal

    I’m making this tonight!

  • Ashlee Spear

    Yum! I made this for dinner tonight, and already have it copied down on a note card and saved in my recipe box! I did add bleu cheese to it :/

  • Katie Meyer

    http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/cruciferous_vegetables_and_thyroid.aspx

    Here’s the deal with the thyroid & kale. I trust Dr. Furhman is up on all the studies.

  • T Taylor

    OMG! I JUST discovered Kale, like last week! went “Google Storm” to find healthy ways to enjoy! This looks yummy! The posts look good as well! Thanks to all who contribute!

  • Elisabeth Carrozza Wilkins

    What is the point of peeling the orange? Does the orange peel go in the recipe??

  • Christina

    Will this salad work as part of the 5 or 7 day slim down? And if so which meal?