Gracious Living Sesame Kale Wakame Superfood Salad

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Gracious Living Sesame Kale Wakame Salad-Grace Van Berkum 2 big handfuls of chopped kale
1 cup soaked wakame seaweed superfood
2 radishes, cut into thin strips
1/2 very thinly sliced cucumber
1cup shredded carrot
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup chopped basil
1 cup chopped cilantro
3 tbsp sesame oil
juice of 1 lemon
2-3 green onions finely chopped
2-3 cloves finely chopped garlic
2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
sea salt & cayenne pepper to taste

Optional:  1/2 cup hemp seeds or 1/2 cup chopped brazil nuts (plant-based protein)
Optional:  top with superfood sprouts

Directions:

1. Cover wakame in water for 15 min to rehydrate & soften. It will expand quite a bit. Make sure it is nice & soft.
2. Massage chopped kale with sea salt until soft and tender.
3.  Chop veggies & herbs.
4.  Drain wakame. Discard water.
5.  Add all ingredients in bowl and toss well with hands so dressing is evenly distributed and saturated.
6.  Sprinkle  1/2 cup hemp seeds on top, or 1/2 cup chopped brazil nuts for extra protein.  Mix up a little more.

Serve. Savour. Enjoy.
Super delicious. Super energizing. Super easy. and something different.

 

Gracious Living-Benefits of Wakame Seaweed
ONE OF MY TOP 10 GRACIOUS LIVING SUPERFOOD PICKS!!
Health Benefits of Wakame: 

(courtesy of mindbodygreen.com)
1. Magnesium. This mineral is critical in the contraction and relaxation of muscles, function of certain enzymes in the body, production and transport of energy, and the production of protein.
2. Iodine. Iodine is needed for strong metabolism of cells – the process of converting food into energy. It also maintains the balance of the thyroid gland and is needed for the production of thyroid hormones.
3. Calcium. Wakame easily allows for the absorption of calcium into the human body. Each 100 grams of raw wakame contains 150 milligrams of calcium. Calcium is needed for strong healthy bones and the prevention of osteoporosis.
4. Iron. We need iron because it is essential for the production of red blood cells and the prevention of anemia.
5. Vitamins!
  • Vitamins A, C, E, and K. These vitamins are all amazing for skin health and repair as well as immunology.
  • Vitamin D. Promotes the absorption of calcium for healthy bones and enhances the nerve, muscle, and immune systems.
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2). We need riboflavin to use the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in the foods we eat. Riboflavin helps us use these nutrients for energy in our bodies for growth and is also necessary for red blood cell production. Riboflavin functions as an antioxidant and works in the body with other vitamins such as niacin, folate, and vitaminB6.
    6. Folate. Helps the body make new cells and is especially important for pregnant women.
    7. Lignans. Thought to play a role in preventing certain types of cancer, particularly breast cancer.
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