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Oct . 4 Recipes: All Healthy

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"I Didn't Know I Liked Kale" Salad

Serves 4-6

12 oz. fresh kale, chiffonade

3 cups red grapes, halved

½ red onion, sliced thin

¼ cup lime juice

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 garlic clove, smashed into paste

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 avocado, diced

Pumpkin seeds for garnish


Place kale in large bowl, add in grapes and onions.  In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, salt, oil, honey, cilantro, garlic and cumin with whisk.  Pour dressing over kales and massage mixture with your hands.  Spread on platter to serve, top with avocado and pumpkin seeds, if using. 


Eat & Defeat Quinoa

Serves 4

1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 med apple chopped small
Natural sweetener to taste
1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
4 tablespoon sunflower seeds
Fresh raspberries or fresh strawberries


Combine quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, allspice, raisins and apple in a rice cooker.  Taste for sweetness and adjust to your liking, when finished cooking.   You may not need any additional sweetener as the raisins and apple do add a nice sweetness that may be just perfect for you. 


Top each serving with walnuts, sunflower seeds, and other fresh berries


The "Golden" Detox

2 liters water
1 medium cucumber sliced,
1 small lemon sliced
8-10 mint leaves, if unavailable, substitute 2 peppermint tea bags
Splash of beet juice for a liver cleansing boost

Let steep overnight in refrigerator and drink all day!