Makes your mouth freak out with happiness! I threw this together in the morning and took it to work with me, then assembled it at lunch time. Took me an hour to eat it, but I finished it all. And then I was full for HOURS. As with all my recipes, measurements are completely fabricated after the fact… I make food...
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First pull the kale off the stems, wash it really well (I buy organic stuff that occasionally comes with bonus bugs… bleh…) and chiffonade it. Chiffonade, isn’t that a fun word? Here’s how you do it: take several kale leaves, bunch ‘em up in the smallest, scrunchiest ball you can, hold it all together with one hand and make veeeeery thin slices with a sharp knife. Or, if you want to be precise about it, stack the leaves flat on top of each other, roll them up into a neat little cylinder and slice thinly. Either way you end up with very thin, ribbony stuff. Me, I prefer the down & dirty scrunch method. Put your leaves in a gallon sized ziplock bag. Add the avocado – just squish it right out of the skin into the bag – and the salt, lemon juice, sweetener of choice, garlic, curry & ginger powders. Seal the bag with some air in it and shake it up to evenly coat everything, then open the bag a teeny bit, squeeze all the air out and reseal it. Now you can massage your kale without getting your hands all oogy. I know. I’m a genius, right?

Put everything else in another container. Take it to work or on a picnic or to the beach with you, along with the bag of squishy kale. When you’re ready to assemble, throw the veggies in the kale bag, seal it back up with some air in it and shake-shake-shake to mix everything up. Put it in a bowl and eat it. It’s magically delicious!

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By jenergy

Makes your mouth freak out with happiness! I threw this together in the morning and took it to work with me, then assembled it at lunch time. Took me an hour to eat it, but I finished it all. And then I was full for HOURS. As with all my recipes, measurements are completely fabricated after the fact… I make food using the “dump & taste” method. Feel free to adjust accordingly. ;o)

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Yay, I'm glad everyone likes it! I was just cruising around here for recipes for the week ahead and rediscovered this one, hehehe... I'll be making it this week for sure! :o) Angie I love the creativity with your son... swamp moss, that's great. Remember in The Land Before Time movies they called their food green food? :o)

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Great recipe....I used a whole chopped green apple instead of the golden beet, and the whole thing ended up sweet, curry-like and delicious! It was even better the next day. Thank you!

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My mouth was freaking out with happiness! :D My son loved squishing this in the bag, and he was willing to try it because I told him the recipe said it would make our mouths freak out with happiness. He said it looked gross while he was helping to stir it up, so I told him what you told the guy at your work about your drink being swamp water! We renamed the salad "dinosaur food" or "swamp moss," and we had fun making and trying it! We didn't use all the same vegetables, and we added extra pine nuts. I just saw that it called for agave, and I forgot that! But my son had some chopped up apples in his, and he liked it that way, too. Yummy! (I guess I didn't expect kale could taste so good - silly raw foodie, me!)

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Gotta throw in my appreciation for the gallon bag idea as well. I'm enamored!

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I just want to thank you for the mortar and pestle idea! I have a bag of himalayan salt in big chunks, which is fine in smoothies but not for anything else!

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hey jenergy, I like your new pic - you look great!!

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jenergy green smoothies totally qualify us as weird don't they? But I tell ya, we are rare when we are the only ones with energy at 3pm drinking that aren't we!... next time tell them you are drinking what the cow spit out... that always gets people looking! :)

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Oh, straight into the recipe box. This sounds great.

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This sounds so wonderful. Yummmm...

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oh, this does sound like a perfect travel food!! By the time you're ready to eat, the leaves will be nice and soft. Can't wait to try it.

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Yeah... I'm absurdly proud of myself for figuring it out. ;o) Ardesmond, my coworkers think I'm a wack job, too. I was drinking a green smoothie at my desk recently and one guy walked by, did a double-take and said, What in the he** are you drinking? So I told him swamp water. Heh...

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Oh, you are brilliant! The gallon bag idea just rocks.

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jenergy - You ARE a genius! I have been wanting to try a kale salad, but none were this easy OR this yummy-sounding! I have to go buy some more kale :)

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Rock on jenergy this is a awesome way to take kale salad to work. When I come off my juice feast I am so squishing me some salad on my lunch break. They already think I am a freak of nature at work. WAIT till they get a load of this. LOL

Thanks for Recipe this is the perfect travel food.

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