Basic, But Really Good, Salad

Salads have a reputation for being boring, but that couldn't be further from the truth. If you're not used to eating fresh foods and your usual go-to meals are fast food or take out meals, there is a process of training your tastebuds to enjoy fresher and more natural tastes.

I promise you, that within a few weeks of eating fresh, healthy, plant-foods in their whole form, your tastebuds will actually crave the crunch of a carrot and the zingy fresh taste of avocado and lemon juice.

This is a very basic, but very good salad that you can change up depending on how you're feeling. Experiment with different vegetables, add tofu if you choose, throw in some mango or strawberries, the sky is the limit! Have fun! 

1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed, washed and chopped
1 avocado
juice from 1/2 lemon
sunflower seeds
pumpkin seeds
hemp hearts
fruits and vegetables of your choice (chopped apple, carrots, cucumber, etc.)


In a large bowl, massage the kale with avocado and lemon juice until the kale is soft. Next, the vegetables of your choice. Sometimes I like to add sliced apple, and cranberries. Sometimes I add sliced carrots and cucumber. Sometimes I just add grape tomatoes. Whatever your body is craving, that's what you'll be adding! Top with your desired amount of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and hemp hearts and enjoy!