• Anne

Best winter salad!

Massaged Kale with Fennel

This salad is delightfully nourishing and gives you all the benefits of kale, without the digestive distress. When you massage kale you break down some of the tough fibers in the cell wall that make raw kale hard to digest.

Kale salad with fennel

When you start to eat healthy, it can be difficult to digest kale well. It can upset your digestion, but please, don't give up! If this happens to you the solution is to either steam your kale or massage it. This recipe is one of our favorites because you still get all the amazing benefits of raw kale: the enzymes, magnesium, vitamin C and more.

Massaging nourishing oil and lemon juice into the kale also help make the nutrients more bioavailable and easier to assimilate. Plus, it tastes delicious and can be paired with grilled chicken or fish for a classic healthy meal.


1 bunch kale, chopped

1 large lemon, juiced

1 large garlic clove, minced

60ml extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

2 dl shredded carrots

2 dl chopped celery

1 dl thinly sliced fennel

35 g pine nuts


Add kale to a large mixing bowl along with lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Using clean, bare hands, massage the kale until it is wilted (about 2 to 3 minutes).

Once the kale is ready, top your salad with carrots, celery, fennel, and pine nuts. No extra dressing is needed.

If kale is something that’s hard to digest for you, there might be a deeper issue that needs to be addressed. If you want to be able to eat whatever you want and have no digestive issues, you need to check out our meal plans.

Or join us on our Facebook page Beautyfulgreens where we’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.

To your wellness,

Anne & Hanne


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