So a recent expedition of mine has been including kale into my diet. Little lesson for those who don’t know what kale is (I could have used this in my research) it’s a cruciferous vegetable similar in appearance to your average lettuce or leafy green. It’s a cancer fighting, cholesterol lowering veggie full of fiber and vitamins. It is considered a top contender for one of the healthiest foods.
Kale is also known for it’s more…cardboard- like taste. However I’m here to say it really isn’t that bad.
I have yet to use kale in a cooking method such as soups or a stir fry but I have used it in raw form. I’ve used kale in salads and my favorite thus far: smoothies!
It seems weird for those who stray from odd-colored liquids, but depending what you add to it – it can really have great flavor (despite the misleading, unattractive green slop appearance that may make those with weak stomachs cringe).
Example of a smoothie: This morning I had kale, a few slices of mango, half a kiwi, a spoonful of greek non-fat yogurt and frozen grapes in place of ice cubes to give it a thicker consistency. I have a little mini, one drink blender that I use so it seems full when I add everything, however it only comes out to about a half a cup. This is great paired with a piece of whole wheat toast topped with some almond butter!
If you’ve got a great smoothie machine – you may have less of a struggle than I, but either way it’s a great breakfast choice or mid morning pick-me-up.
Any other kale recipes from kale lovers?