Crunchy Kale & Red Cabbage Skin Sensation Salad

This is a hearty salad which is very easy to prepare and combines several liver-loving and skin-loving ingredients. I am not sure about you, but I love my salads with a bit of crunch which this salad is not short on! The texture of the salad with the kale, carrot and walnuts makes it a delight to eat.

 

Refer to our Inside Out Beauty E-Book for more delicious skin loving recipes and more information on our 30 Day Beauty Challenge.

Inside Out Beauty Benefits
  • Kale is an extraordinary vegetable and among the most nutrient dense of all foods. It is an abundant source of calcium, lutein, iron, and Vitamins A, C, and K. Kale has seven times the beta-carotene of broccoli and ten times more lutein.
  • Red Cabbage is rich in skin loving phytochemicals, fibre and beta carotene which gives it its red hue. Studies have shown that eating foods from the cruciferous family such as cabbage, and kale speeds the liver’s ability to detoxify ingested toxins.
  • Walnuts are one of the most beneficial nuts to eat for the skin as they have a high level of Omega 3s relative to Omega 6s. This means they provide more beauty benefits- strengthening the membranes of your skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing.
This salad provides you with 3 serves of Detox Essentials, 2 serves of Collagen-Boosting Foods and 2 serves of Essential Fatty Acids if you are participating in our Edible Beauty Inside Out Challenge.

Makes 2 serves
Ingredients
  • 1/4 medium red cabbage or ½ small red cabbage -Detox Essential
  • 1 bunch kale, de-stemmed - Detox Essential
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1/4 of a cup of chopped walnuts - Essential Fatty Acid
Dressing
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic -Collagen-Boosting Food
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil - Essential Fatty Acid
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder - Detox Essential
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chickpeas, optional -  Collagen-Boosting Food
Method

 

  • Finely chop red cabbage. Chiffonade the kale into very thin ribbons. Sprinkle cabbage and kale with salt and one tablespoon of olive oil. Massage well for a few minutes, to soften. The mixture should take on a “cooked”, broken-down appearance. Add carrots and walnuts.
  • To make dressing combine all ingredients in blender until creamy. Pour on to salad. Let sit for an hour, stirring once or twice. Add chickpeas at the end if desired. This will keep for two days and should be enough for two meals.
Anna’s Tips
  • If you have difficulty finely chopping cabbage pop it into a blender very quickly!
  • De-stemming and massaging your kale with a bit of salt makes it more absorbable.
  • To boost your nutrient uptake from your nuts, try to soak them in a jar of filtered water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar overnight. Discard the water in the morning, rinse the nuts and leave in a glass jar in your fridge.

Anna Mitsios

Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)

Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialised in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and chidlren’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skincare to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.

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