This simple and surprisingly delicious recipe for raw collard greens provides your body with a plethora of nutritive support. Collard greens are in the cruciferous vegetable family and should be included in your diet for their staggering health benefits. Collard greens are extremely high in Vitamins K, A, C and folate as well as the minerals manganese and calcium. Collards are known to lower blood cholesterol, prevent cancer, provide cardiovascular support and are very high in fiber which provides digestive support as well. Enjoy these antioxidant, anti-inflammatory leaves whenever you can!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 3 cups
- 1 large bunch collard greens, 1/2 inch strips (about 6 cups)
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated or zested
- 1 small clove garlic, pressed or minced
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or 1 tablespoon nama shoyu
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon raw cold-pressed oil such as sesame, coconut or olive (optional)
Toss all of the ingredients together. You may wish to massage the greens with your hands to make sure all of the tasty goods spread out evenly and coat the greens. You can eat immediately or allow to sit for up to an hour. This will allow time for the flavor to marinate and the greens to reduce.