I love pomegranates, they’re such a fun food, like nature’s version of Gushers. Remember those? Do they still make them? If they do, please don’t eat them… Eat pomegranate instead! The fruit gives you that burst of sweet tart juice, and a little crunch. You really can’t go wrong pairing it with creamy avocado!
What makes this recipe healing?
Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants. You want to eat foods high in anti-oxidants because they interfere with the inflammation process, making them anti-inflammatory! BUT pomegranates still have a sugar content, so it’s all about balance, and why I think the juicy fruit pairs so wonderfully with avocado!
Avocados are known for their FAT, super healthy fats! One of the fatty acids provided by avocados is oleic acid – which is especially beneficial for heart health and type 2 diabetes. Avocados are also nutrient dense, containing vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, and potassium.
Kale. Need I say any more? Kale is a superfood loaded with nutrients (vitamin k, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium), it is also loaded with anti-oxidants. It helps reduce inflammation (yay!) and since kale is filled with fibre and sulphur, it is great at helping the liver detox!
- 1 cup dino kale cut into 1/4 inch strips
- 4 small ripened avocados, diced
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
- 1.5 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- Juice of a lemon
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/2 tsp pink salt
- 1 tsp honey
- Whisk dressing ingredients together, set aside.
- Add all other ingredients to a large bowl.
- Pour dressing over and toss.
This recipe is shared on Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable.
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