Sweet Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Parmesan

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This is 100% my favorite salad of all time (currently). I’ve literally been eating it night and day for the past two weeks and I still can’t get enough of it!

Anddddd, besides being leafy green and delicious, it takes two seconds to make (you can even pre-make the dressing and keep it in a bottle for easy access then all you have to do is make the vegan parm and you’re set). It’s the perfect way to have a delicious healthy side salad/meal in minutes. AND IT’S SO GOOD. I made the Oh She Glows Butternut Squash with this nutty parmesan substitute and ever since I’ve just been putting it in everything.

I hope you enjoy, my peeps!

Sweet Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Parmesan

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped coarsely and massaged
  • ¼ c golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Oh She Glows Almond-Pecan Parmesan

  • ¼ c almonds
  • ¼ c pecans
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional Yeast
  • ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch sea salt

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add your kale and give it a few squeezes to “massage” it. This breaks it down a bit and makes it less bitter. Add the golden raisins.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and pepper and whisk to combine.
  3. Place all ingredients for the Oh She Glows Almond-Pecan Parmesan in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are in tiny chunks.
  4. Add the “parmesan” and dressing and toss to combine. Enjoy!

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The Best Simple Homemade Almond Butter

Almond butter

I’m not usually one to brag, but this almond butter is unparalleled. Imagine the best tasting thing you’ve ever had in your life. Okay imagine that feeling, but multiply it times ten. That’s what you’re going to taste with this recipe. Anddddd, besides the taste, it’s so easy to make, only has three ingredients, and isn’t going to break the bank like those store-bought almond butters. 10 dollars for a tiny jar of almond butter?! Never in my life!

I try to avoid buying store bought nut butters whenever possible because they’re SO overpriced, they can have preservatives, sugars, and other unnatural ingredients lurking in them, and it’s unnecessary to buy them when they’re so much cheaper and easier to make at home! I recommend finding a store that sells nuts in bulk (I go to Bulk Barn because they always put out coupons) and stock up on my favorite nuts! Then all you have to do when you’re running low is break out the blender and throw your nuts in then bam: instant nut butter. Easy as that.

What’s great about almond butter in particular is the amazing health benefits you get from almonds! Those sneaky little guys are full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins E and B12, manganese, magnesium, copper, and phosphorus.

MEGA NUTS.

So next time you’re out and about, skip the store-bought nut butter and give this a try! You’ll instantly hop on my #homemadenutbutter bandwagon.

The Best Simple Homemade Almond Butter

  • Servings: About 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Start it on low and slowly increase the speed (scraping the sides as necessary) until the almonds have turned into a smooth, creamy butter. I find this generally takes about 7-10 minutes to reach full creaminess potential.