I’m on a mission to eat healthier. By healthier I mean increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables, decreasing dairy and decreasing animal protein. Where will I get my protein do you ask? The right kinds of veggies and superfoods. For example, I just started using spirulina (it’s not in this recipe but could have been now that I think of it!) Here’s some info on it if you’re interested. Spirulina info. It’s loaded with more than just protein.
Not only is this salad full of veggies and nutritional value, it’s all raw and looks so pretty. The key to eating raw kale and Cabbage, in my opinion, is time. Give it time to soak in however you decide to dress it. Two to three hours and tossing it every 1/2 hour is how I do it. They’re both tough and hearty so soaking them softens them.
What you’ll need:
One bunch of kale, coarsley chopped
1/2 head purple Cabbage, sliced thin
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 red pepper, sliced small and thin
1/2 yellow pepper, sixes small and thin
10 dried figs, sliced thin
1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
1/4 cup raw hemp hearts
4 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup (or more depending how much you like) extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
S & P
What to do:
Prepare and mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Cover and refrigerate for a total of 2-3 hours minimum, tossing every 1/2 hour the first 3 hours.
Recipes for overnight oats are all over the net. Oats are pretty bland, for the most part, so I like to spice it up. The more I put in the better it tastes! There are so many goodies you can include in your overnight oats including seeds, nuts, and/or fresh and dried fruits. Don’t stop there! You can use any kind of milk and a bit of your favorite sweetener too (just stay away from anything artificial). My point is, don’t limit yourself to just one recipe. Switch it up, put some variety into it and add some flavor!
This is just a side note but I like making these on a work night so I can grab my breakfast and walk out the door in the morning. Plus they’re a healthy way to start the day!
Make your own favorite combination out of these ingredient ideas. I would suggest only using one type of oats at a time and one type of milk with or with out yogurt. Put as many fruits, seeds, nuts and sweeteners in as you’d like. Take it easy on the sweeteners too, you don’t want a sugar high.