Messaged Kale and Carrot Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet, seriously. It’s stuffed full of vitamin K, a powerful antioxidant that is important to a variety of functions in your body such as detoxification and bone formation. Massaging kale is one of those super easy tricks. All you need is a fresh bunch of this leafy green superfood, and a little bit of olive oil, salt, and lemon. Slice the stems out of the kale and chop the leaves into bite sized pieces, drizzle with a couple tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of salt, and half a squeezed lemon, then roll up your sleeves and dive in for a few minutes of light massaging. The salt, lemon, and oil help break down the tough fibers in the leaves, and after a few minutes they should lose their rubbery texture and bitter flavor as they become an awesome salad green!