Posts Tagged ‘cayenne pepper’

Tasty Tuesday: Raw Vegan Spinach Dip

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I am almost always looking for new ideas of what do with greens…as much as I love green smoothies and kale salads, a little variety is definitely nice when it comes to eating healthy. I am in the home stretch right now of a two week cleanse where I learned some great new recipes and ideas for incorporating greens into our meals. One of my favorite new snacks is this raw, vegan, spinach dip**. It is a super duper quick snack, taking less than 5 minutes to prepare. Basically you throw the following ingredients in a food processor for a few minutes and voila, delicious and nutritious spinach dip!


3 cups of fresh spinach

1 large avocado, pitted

juice from one lemon

1 clove of garlic

small sliver (approx. 1/8 teaspoon) of fresh peeled ginger*

sprinkle of curry*, cumin*, and salt

dash of cayenne pepper*

* these are intense flavors, especially when used in raw foods…a little goes a long way!


Mix all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Serve immediately with raw veggies or flaxseed crackers.



**recipe shared courtesy “The Conscious Cleanse” **

Tasty Tuesday: Awesome Kale Salad

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

I was surprised when I realized I have not shared this Awesome Kale Salad Recipe with you all. It’s my very favorite salad…in fact I eat it pretty much every day. (I think I have mentioned my kale obsession before 😉 ) This salad in particular is full of yummy green goodness that your body will thank you for! Kale is a super-food that you definitely want to eat on a regular basis. Eating it raw keeps all the nutrients intact so you experience optimum health benefits. This salad literally takes less than 10 minutes to throw together and is a hearty enough salad to be a meal all on its own. The cayenne pepper gives it a bit of a kick as well as provides important health benefits. Actually each ingredient of this salad is chock full of pure goodness for your body…combined together this salad is simply awesome for you!


One bunch of Kale, washed, de-stemmed, and torn into bite size pieces (I just use my hands to tear it away from the stem and into bit size pieces)

1 avocado, chopped

2 green onions, chopped

2-3 tablespoons sunflower seeds

2-3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (without shells)

sprinkle of sea salt or himalayan pink salt

sprinkle of olive oil, to taste

juice of half a lemon

tiny dash of cayenne pepper


Place Kale in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Massage the salt into the kale with hands. This helps soften it and improves the flavor. I usually do this first and then chop all remaining ingredients to give it extra time to absorb the salt. Add remaining ingredients and gently toss. This recipe is enough for two servings, but the salad is best eaten fresh so half the recipe as needed.

The more greens you eat, the more your body will to start to crave greens! So be good to your body and GO GREEN today!