Kale: New Ways to Enjoy this Superfood
Kale, glorious kale. These glorious greens are extremely good for you and tasty. Kale comes from the Brassica vegetable family that includes cabbage, collard greens and brussel sprouts. Often regarded as one of the most powerful superfoods, kale is filled with many anti-oxidants and micro nutrients including vitamin heavy hitters A and C as well as calcium, iron and chlorophyll. The benefits of this high fiber super vegetable are numerous from reduced inflammation, improved circulation, detoxification of the liver and clearer skin tone.
The key to including kale into your diet is finding a variety of delicious recipes. Here are a few of the latest ways to serve up a delicious dish packed with nutrients.
The Perfect Green Smoothie
If you want to pack away this healthy vegetable but can never seem to able to eat enough, try a green smoothie. One of our favorites features kale, spinach, frozen bananas, coconut water and frozen strawberries. This version of the smoothie comes out more juice like so if you want to thicken it, try adding a bit of avocado, another superfood. If you want to try other ingredients, here are few other green smoothie recipes to check out. Whatever you like to add to your smoothie, try one with kale–it’s delicious and packed with nutrients.
The New Healthy Junk Food
Sometimes it’s hard to kick the potato chip habit, especially the satisfying crunch they have. You can have the crunch and be healthy with kale chips. The best part is that they’re really easy to make. This kale chips recipe from The Food Network is one we like. All you need is a head of kale, olive oil, sea salt for sprinkling and your oven. For a bit of a twist, try this smoky kale chips recipe.
Quick, Easy and Delicious
Kale is delicious in a salad but if you find the taste too strong for your taste buds you can also get a healthy serving by sauteeing these greens on your stove. Here’s a yummy sauteed kale recipe by Bobby Flay that we just love. This recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and a small list of ingredients including: kale, olive oil, garlic, vegetable stock, salt and pepper and red wine vinegar.
However you choose to prepare this king of the superfoods, make sure to add it to your summer menu.