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!


  • 3 packed cups of kale leaves
  • 1 shredded carrot
  • 1/2 chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
  • 2-4 tbsp olive oil as needed
  • 1/4 Keli’s Polynesian Sweet & Sour Dressing
  • pinch red pepper flakes(optional)


  1. Massage the kale until it reaches it’s desired texture and taste
  2. Toss with shredded carrot, chopped red pepper, and pumpin seeds.
  3. Add the Polynesion Sweet & Sour Dressing and toss in with salad
  4. Chill for 30 minutes and serve


Add Goji Berries for a tasty and healthy BONUS. You can purchase raw organic Goji Berries online at Life Naturally.

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