Monday, July 22, 2013

Cranberry Kale Salad and the Power of Letting Go


























"You see it's not just about letting go. It's also about believing that you deserve what's on the other side. You deserve to try something you've never tried before. You deserve to laugh and play like a child. You deserve to love yourself. You deserve to be happy.

Do you believe that? Is there a voice within you that judges you and tells you that you don't deserve it? I know that voice. I also know it's time to let the other voice become stronger. The voice that tells you to break through, that WHO YOU TRULY ARE is your greatest gift to the world. The voice that tells you that nothing beyond that wall could possible by as scary as the thought of staying in your chrysalis forever."

(This is an excerpt from my latest blog post on Your Fairy Angel. To read more, click the link for the full post. If you're a subscriber here and want to continue reading my posts, you'll find them at Your Fairy Angel from now on.)

Love from,
Iris
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Today, I'm sharing a recipe from Coach Mia of Team Kale. Appropriately, it's a Cranberry Kale Salad. I think we can all agree that it's too hot for anything warm right now. My body is craving salads and fruit and not much else. Oh, except Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

Mia has been working with Amy for the last two months, sharing her wisdom, gluten free coaching support, and recipes like this one. Enjoy, and be sure to stop by Mia's Facebook page and say hello.

Cranberry Kale Salad
An original recipe by Mia Davis of Blissful Chicks Wellness

Ingredients:
Simple Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:

1 bunch kale, big stem taken out and torn into smaller pieces
1/4 cup mixed dried cranberries and raisins
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup red bell pepper
1/4 cup feta cheese (or omit if dairy free)

Directions: 

  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a bowl. Add in kale and toss with hands, making sure to massage the leaves with dressing. Let sit for 30 minutes. Leaves will begin to wilt slightly. 
  2. Toss with cranberries, raisins, sunflower seeds, bell pepper, and feta. Enjoy!  


1 comment:

Chaya said...

I don't usually have kale on hand but I just happen to have it now. No sunflower seeds but I do have everything else. This has to be my lunch for tomorrow. It sounds glorious.

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