Wanted to share this Powerplant Salad 🥗 I made earlier today
Kale, Swiss Chard, Kelp, Cucumber 🥒
🌿 Basil, 🥑 Avocado, Raw Honey🍯, Cilantro, Himalyayan Pink Salt and Pepper.
💪🏼 The nutritional density of kale is virtually unparalleled among green leafy vegetables. It has a 3:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, which is an exceptionally high amount of protein for any vegetable, and one reason why it has recently been acclaimed as the "new beef"
Like meat, kale contains all 9 essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within the human body, plus, 9 other non-essential ones for a total of 18. It also contains more omega-3 than omega-6, which is almost unheard of in nature
If vitamins could be packaged and labeled as such, they would look very much like kale. That’s because the vitamins offered by just one cup of this relatively little-known veggie can trump a whole week’s worth of other foods: 684% of the daily value of vitamin K, 206% of the suggested daily amount of vitamin A, and 134% of vitamin C (and even more vitamin C in the Scottish curly-leaf variety). ✅Kale can legitimately be called a superfood, if only after one particular study, which reported the high antioxidant activity in this vegetable. The phytonutrient indole-3-carbinol aids in DNA cell repair, while at the same time slowing the growth of cancer cells. With its sulforaphane content, kale protects against prostate and colon cancers. It also has properties that studies show can ease lung congestion, and is beneficial to your stomach, liver, and immune system. It contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect your eyes from macular degeneration.
Officially back in a California State of Mind. First thing I did upon landing in LA was go to In-N-Out and then this morning I paid extra to have Avocado added to my Breakfast Burrito.
Shoutout to Reza for taking this pic. For any of you who have been curious as to who's been taking these artsy pics of me the past year, it's all him (okay sometimes Amanda too). If you didn't already know he has a photography business called Escape Portraits. Don't be shy to message him if you're in the LA and wants some cool pics or headshots. 📷: @rezanosrati // @escapeportraits