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Massaged Kale Salad

This salad is delightfully nourishing and gives you all the benefits of kale, without the digestive distress. When you massage kale you break down some of the tough fibres in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest.

When I started eating a cleaner, more raw diet, I couldn’t digest kale very well. It upset my digestion and I didn’t get what all the fuss was about. If this happens to you the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This recipe is one of my favorite’s because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: the enzymes, magnesium, vitamin C and more.

Massaging nourishing oil and lemon juice into the kale also help make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal.

Feel free to change up the added salads and vegetables to those you prefer, already have in the fridge and are in season.


 Ingredients (Serves 4)



  1. Add kale to a large mixing bowl along with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using clean, bare hands, massage the kale until it is wilted (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  2. Once the kale is ready, top your salad with carrots, celery, fennel, and pine nuts. No extra dressing is needed.
  3. Add your choice of protein for a complete meal and enjoy!

If kale is something that’s hard for you to digest, there might be a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. If you would like to start your health journey from the foundations and eventually be able to eat more of whatever you want, book an Initial Wellness Consultation with Kerrin, and start improving your digestion and gut health. 

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