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Recipe for The Kale Beatdown—Massaged Kale Salad from Jon Kozak
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The Kale Beatdown—Massaged Kale Salad

Jon Kozak shares his recipe for The Kale Beatdown—Massaged Kale Salad. “This is the most tender massaged kale salad you will ever eat!,” Jon says. “The key is massaging it very thoroughly, like wringing a towel dry. I even punch the kale! However you massage it, give your hands a workout and then enjoy this for dinner.” 🙂

When Jon stumbled onto a raw food diet in 2010, he dove in and embraced the lifestyle with full force and is the driving force behind DoubleOrganic. Through studying kinesiology in university, he is expanding his understanding of the human animal and how we can get the most out of our lives and bodies. DoubleOrganic is the place where Jon shares his experiences on thriving on raw foods, recipes, fitness, motivation and more!

Before capturing health, however, Jon suffered from sickness. Living on a junk-food diet from a young age, Jon experienced hyperactivity as well as frequent headaches. If it came in a box, bag or can, it was food. Fresh foods were seldom on the menu, and the result was weight gain and a diagnosis of ADHD and Tourette syndrome. Doctors then put Jon on some very powerful medications, which made things worse. Seeing that all the other kids were much more fit and active, Jon could see that his food choices were not serving him. Small changes were made, but it was not until a raw vegan diet was adopted years later for the health of himself and the environment that progress began. You, too, can be DoubleOrganic! In addition to on his website, stay connected with Jon on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


  • 1 to 2 bunches of kale
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 to 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup of raisins or currants
  • 1 zucchini, shredded
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/4 of a cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced or in strips


  • Chop the desired toppings listed above (“The raisins are terrific!” Jon says.)
  • Clean and rip the kale into a bowl.
  • Juice the lemon(s) and scoop the avocado into the bowl of kale. Massage well.
  • Add the chopped toppings and enjoy!

Jon Kozak eats while wearing a "Raw to the Core" T-shirt

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Brian Rossiter

Brian Rossiter

Editor of Fruit-Powered.com, Fruit-Powered Digest and Fruit-Powered Video, Brian Rossiter guides health seekers in creating supreme vitality through the Fruit-Powered Life Force Center’s natural health services: the Posture Exercises Method and Raw Vegan Coaching Program. Brian, who enjoys a low-fat raw food diet and posture correction exercises and calisthenics, is also the author of the raw food transition and recipe books Alive!, A Taste of Raw Food: 7 Days of Smoothies ’n’ Salads and the four-volume Mouthwatering Recipe Book Series. These books are available in the Fruit-Powered Store, home to 100-plus natural health products.

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