On Sunday night, while watching Hollywood’s most accomplished thespians vie for first place, I sat back, kicked my legs up and enjoyed this winning salad. Packed with detoxifying greens and nutrient rich super-foods it guarantees gorgeous skin, a great figure, and the sky high energy required to become a Hollywood super-star. The perfect guilt-free treat for Oscar night, I thought. As the nominees waited anxiously for their name to be called, I crunched into kale, goji berries and avocado with a lemon salt rub that created a complex of fresh and savory flavors on my tongue. It was undoubtedly a shoe-in for Best Salad in a Leading Role!
First, take the kale off of the stems. Place in bowl and put salt on the leaves. Start massaging the leaves so that the salt starts to “cook” the leaves, i.e., break down the leaves so that they are “wilted”. Keep going until you see green juice start to come out of the kale. Next, massage the leaves with lemon juice. Then, massage the leaves with the avocado until well incorporated. Taste. You might need more lemon juice or more salt. Place in serving bowl and add rest of ingredients. Enjoy!
Holistic Nutritionist & Lifestyle Cleanse Expert, Los Angeles
After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her husband wasn’t as fortunate; he succumbed to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when he was only 45 after a regimen of doctor-prescribed chemotherapy and two bone marrow transplants. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges.