Healthy Ingredients: Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Crunchy Almonds

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Kale Salad with Roasted Beets and Crunchy Almonds

Serves 3-4

Kale SaladThis salad contains ingredients that can help the body deal with high estrogen levels (basically manage estrogen dominance). Soluble fibre in the beets can help the body clear excess estrogen. Also, kale contains indole-3- carbinol, a nutrient that seems to play a role in how estrogen is metabolized in the body.

In addition, the beets and garlic support the liver, If your liver is not functioning properly it can lead to hormonal imbalances as the liver is unable to clear excess estrogen. Supporting the liver is a crucial step in dealing with hormonal issues.


6 medium beets, washed, dried and peeled

extra-virgin olive oil, as needed

½ tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper

1 bunch kale, washed, dried, ribs removed, roughly chopped

¼ medium red onion, thinly sliced

4 tbsp slivered almonds, lightly toasted

Garlic-Hummus Dressing

⅓ cup hummus

3 cloves of garlic

¼ cup nutritional yeast

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1-2 tbsp water

salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Take peeled beets and cut them into 1½ inch wedges. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss with a little olive oil making sure beets are well-coated. Then, place the beets on the middle rack of preheated oven and roast for 45 minutes, tossing/turning beets twice.
  3. While beets are in the oven, prepare the garlic-hummus dressing. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add more water, if necessary, to get the desired consistency.
  4. When beets are tender to your liking, remove from oven and let them cool slightly.
  5. In a large bowl, combine kale and the garlic-hummus dressing. Massage the dressing into the leaves for a few minutes until the leaves begin the soften. Add the beets and sliced red onions to the salad. Garnish the salad with almonds and serve immediately with a protein of your choice (vegan/vegetarian/meat/seafood).


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