YIPPEE… JUNE is here!! We love the feeling of summer!! Long hot days. Kids running around. Trips to the beach. Staying up a little later watching movies. What are you planning to do this summer? We know what we will be doing! In between enjoying the days of summer we will be happily planning the NEXT ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH CONFERENCE!
There is so much to love about summer! One of the best things about summer is that eating healthy can be so effortless. Check out our delicious kale and avocado salad.
Anytime you can incorporate avocado in your day… DO IT! Avocados have been called one of the world’s healthiest foods and pack a serious nutritional punch! An average avocado contains around 4 grams of protein, 11 grams of fiber and very low amounts of sugar. Avocados are also rich in phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer.
Mix it up with Kale—ANOTHER nutritional powerhouse with high levels of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and fiber and a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects—and you have the most delectable salad ever. We like to toss it with a light & delicious (and majorly nutritious) dressing.
KALE AND AVOCADO SALAD
4 cups finely chopped kale ½ cup chopped basil 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 avocado diced
In a large bowl combine the kale, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs. Mix thoroughly using your fingers to make sure kale is completely coated. You can make it up to this point cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving add avocado and toss lightly.