I am so happy to see all the pretty produce! Fruits and vegetables all bright and pretty in their natural state! I’m a huge fan of eating raw and in an effort to get myself healthier I am once again returning to a predominately raw diet. No, I don’t eat raw meat!
Sam’s Club has some awesome fruits and vegetables at great prices! I love, love, love me some Avocados! Especially the big fat ones! Sadly, they are usually so expensive! Not at Sam’s Club though! I bought a bag of 5 giant Calavo Hass Avocados for only $2.79! That is such a deal! Avocados happen to be a staple in my raw diet. They also are in the recipe I am going to share with you today.
I also picked up these beautiful bright red Tomatoes on the vine! There is just something awesome about having them still on the vine. They seem more fresh and vibrant! I totally miss my garden, but this is the next best thing!
The fruit, oh gosh the fruit! Beautiful colorful fruit! I wanted to get some of everything! Sam’s Club seriously had the best looking fruit around! Everything looked so great and delicious!
We also picked up some yummy cherries! The price was a fraction of what they were selling them for at the grocery store and the quantity was twice as much! I was able to share them with my friend Jenny! She loves fresh cherries and suggested I get this kind. I had never tried the ones that are this color and they are now one of my favorite fruits!
Shoot, posting these photos is making me crave some fruit right now! There are very few cherries left! We also bought MONSTER Strawberries! We loaded up on fruits and veggies! I didn’t get photos of everything, please cut this girl some slack…I know I know…I can only use the “I just had major abdominal” excuse for so long….
So my favorite summer recipe….mmmm mmmmm mmmmm
RAW KALE SALAD
A lot of you are probably thinking Kale? Raw Kale? Yes Kale! RAW Kale! This is an awesome salad, even if you are not going raw! You got to try it! Kale is very good for you, especially in its raw natural state. When you cook foods, you are losing a lot!
Kale is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
What you need…
- 1 bunch fresh Kale. You can use dinosaur or red Russian kale, any Kale is fine. Wash it, remove the stems and tear it into bite sized pieces.
- Green Onions washed and sliced.
- 1 Green Pepper, cleaned and cut into small pieces.
- 2 large avocados cut into chunks.
- 1 Tomato, washed and diced.
- 1 Clove of garlic, minced (raw garlic is strong and has a bit of a kick. I like it a lot so I add a lot).
- 3/4 cup olive.
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh is best, but bottled is fine too).
- 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt.
- Crushed Red Pepper (I like a lot!)
Put your torn Kale in a bowl and pour the olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt over the kale leaves. Next is my favorite part…massage the kale with your hands. Squeeze it and run it. This will work the “dressing” into the leaves and make it nice and tender. It will also make your hands soft! Continue to do this until it begins to have that cooked feeling to it. Nice and tender.
Next add the remaining ingredients and toss to mix them in. Then EAT IT! This gets even better after it sits for a few days. Please let me know if you try it and what you thought. It is one of my favorite raw meals.
- 1/4 cup mashed bananas
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 2 ounces coconut cream (like Coco Lopez)
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1/2 cup diced papaya or strawberries
- 1-ounce crème de banana
- 1-cup ice
- Garnish: Fresh strawberry
“Mix mashed bananas, Kahlua, coconut cream, rum, papaya or strawberries, crème de banana and ice in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass. Garnish.”
Sounds awesome! I’ll have to try it out after I am off of the pain meds.
Sam’s Club provided me with a $40 gift card for my participation in this campaign. All opinions are my own.