Last time, I shared the culprits behind muscle cramping and charley horses and why they shouldn’t be ignored.
I also gave you a list of the best alkaline foods to ensure you’re getting plenty of magnesium in your diet, which is one of the keys to preventing cramps and other muscular problems.
Two of the best foods you can eat are dark, leafy greens like spinach, chard, and kale as well as the super-grain (well, it’s actually a seed), quinoa.
So today, I’ve got a recipe that combines the two in a delicious salad that makes a great lunch or dinner.
It includes pomegranate seeds, which are packed with antioxidants and really delicious. This is usually a good time of year to find pomegranates at the grocery store because so much is out of season right now.
If you go to the trouble of prepping one for this recipe, you’ll have plenty of seeds left to add to another salad or dish later in your week, and they work great as a good healthy alkaline snack. They’re so delectable they are worth the effort!
I like to chop my kale really fine when I use it in salads, which is a great technique to try if you think you don’t like raw kale in your salads. It’s also good to season your kale with a little lemon juice and healthy sea salt before eating to soften it up a bit (a good hour or so, and this is optional).
Give this a try and see what you think.
Kale Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
4 cups chopped kale
1 avocado, diced
½ cup cooked quinoa
½ cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
½ cup sliced almonds
1 tsp. of sea salt (Himalayan, Celtic Grey, or Real Salt)
Fresh ground pepper
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
Whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a bowl and set aside.
Place kale in a large bowl; top with avocado, quinoa, pomegranate seeds, and almonds. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to season.
I’ve got a ton of quick and tasty lunch and dinner ideas in my Get Off Your Acid 7-Day Cleanse that are perfect for you if you want to shed extra pounds, eat healthier than ever before, and GET OFF YOUR ACID!