Hey Hearters!

This is my version of creating a delicious and healthy massaged kale salad. I especially love to make this during the summertime because it's light and comforting to consume in hot weather climates. This is a vegan-friendly recipe too! Sorry I don't have any precise measurements to provide, but feel free to customize this recipe to fit your taste buds and serving sizes.

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"Eating a variety of colorful food provides vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to nourish your body that can't be replicated in a supplement. Different colored foods play different roles in the body." Consuming fresh, colorful, fruits and veggies, also makes you feel a whole lot better. Eat the rainbow!


Lemon Juice
Sea Salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Thinly Sliced Red Onions
Chopped Carrots (little rectangular pieces)
Diced Yellow & Orange Peppers
Diced Granny Smith Apples
Freshly Ground Black Peppercorn
Dried Cranberries
Sunflower Seeds


Raw Honey
Lemon Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar


1. Wash and dry the kale. Remove the ribs with a knife and cut the kale leaves into bite-size pieces.
2. In a large bowl, add the kale. Sprinkle in some sea salt (enough to get all the water out of the kale). Massage with your hands for a few minutes until the kale is tender and reduced in volume. Pour out any leftover liquid from the bottom of the bowl. Add in some lemon juice/half a lemon + olive oil, and toss to combine.
3. Add your favorite veggies and toss again. Mine are listed above.
4. Sprinkle a little bit of freshly ground black peppercorn to taste. Top it off with a handful or two of dried cranberries and sunflower seeds, for some sweetness and extra crunch.
5. For the dressing, mix a bit of raw honey, lemon juice, and/or apple cider vinegar together. If you're planning on serving this later, I highly recommend not mixing in the dressing and pouring it on when you decide to serve it.
6. Eat right away or refrigerate and enjoy later! Bon Appétit!

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