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The Everyday Goodness Bowl

Posted in Breakfast and Brunch on 2014-12-11
The Everyday Goodness Bowl
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves 1
"Nourish your body from the inside so you can glow on the outside." Make these words by chef Shannon Leparski of The Glowing Fridge your daily mantra and watch your health and body transform. You can put it into practice today by enjoying this recipe for a nutrient-rich Everyday Goodness Bowl. You'll find protein, healthy fats, chlorophyll, fiber, vitamins and minerals aplenty! If you love your veggies accompanied by a flavorful vinaigrette-style dressing you will also go giddy for the tasty ACV dijon dressing below.

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD

3-4 cups kale, de-stemmed and chopped (I used lacinto kale)
juice from 1 large lemon (or 2 small lemons)
1/4 English cucumber, about 5 slices, chopped in half
10-12 grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/8 red onion, sliced
small handful olives, chopped in half (I used green)
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/4 cup chickpeas (RG tip: use soaked and sprouted chickpeas for a 100% raw version)
Dollop of hummus (about 2 tablespoons) (RG tip: use zucchini or sprouted chickpea hummus for a 100% raw version)
Optional add-ins: hemp hearts, sunflower seeds

FOR THE DRESSING

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
juice from 1 lemon
1 heaping tablespoon spicy dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1. After removing stems from kale, place in a medium-sized bowl and pour lemon juice from 1 lemon over kale. Mix lemon juice around to make sure all leaves are covered and set aside for about 5 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients. Doing this softens the kale.

2. For the dressing, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.


3. After all other veggies are chopped, you can start assembling the salad. In a salad bowl, add kale and top with cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, olives, avocado, chickpeas and hummus. Optional add-ins are hemp hearts and/or sunflower seeds!


4. Pour dressing over salad and enjoy.