I love kale. Anyone who's read me ramble on about M Cafe in LA and the spicy peanut kale they offer has probably already figured that out. But I haven't yet rambled about the amazing kale at Whole Foods - the salad with the dried cranberries, kale and pine nuts. Amazing. Truly.
The thing is, I like eating kale because it makes me feel good. Just looking at it, I know that I'm putting something beyond healthy into my body and just waiting for all of the superhuman benefits.
Kale is beyond awesome because a serving has 10 grams of fiber (fiber experts - you know that this is just unheard of), it contains ridiculous amounts of vitamin K, A and C, plus (supposedly) eating kale can help prevent cancer!
For those of you who are like, Yeah, but what is it? A lettuce? I will tell you this - no, it is not lettuce. It is from the cabbage family, in a similar social status as collard greens.
So, next time you are at the store, do yourself a favor and pick up some fresh kale. Then, look up a recipe for some sort of kale salad (maybe copy the whole foods one I mentioned above, add a lemon dressing). Get ready for a whole new healthy experience!
If you have a juicer, Kale is supposed to be an excellent vegetable to add to carrot juice. Sounds kind of gross to me, but it's one of those things that if you can stomach it, amazing things will happen for your body! Also - would love have that recipe if you can track it down - sounds DEl-icious!
Oooh, that is a great suggestion. Although it sounds kinda gross - because trust me, even though I love kale, it has a lot to do with the condiments that are thrown onto it - I will give it a try. You asked about a recipe. Online I found a recipe for kale, carrot, cucumber and sweet pepper juice. It goes something like this:
You will need:
* 1 small cucumber
* 4 carrots
* 3 leaves kale
* quarter of a sweet green pepper
Here's what you do:
* Cut cucumber into 4 pieces, cut each piece into strips.
* Slice carrots into 2 to 3-inch pieces.
* Stick cucumber strips, carrot pieces, kale leaves and sweet green pepper into your juicer.
Drink it up!
Yum, yum, yum. I don't really love a pepper, so when I make this, I'm leaving that part out. But the rest sounds like a good time.