Kale. That’s a word you’re probably hearing more and more lately. There seems to be a kale salad popping up on every menu, and it’s made the transition from being a product only sold in specialty health food stores to being a staple at almost every supermarket. Kale is not only a great way to get vitamin C, iron, calcium and anti-oxidants and may even prevent some cancers! While all of this is fine and dandy, most people have no idea how to prepare kale (and make it delicious!).
It really rocked our world when we discovered that massaging kale (literally!) with sea salt made it easier to eat and digest in salads. After that, the possibilities were endless.
Here are three recipes that can help you get the nutritional power from this dark leafy green at any meal.
By Julia of Lemon Stripes.
Breakfast: Greena Colada Smoothie
This has been our go-to breakfast lately, not only because it’s sweet and delicious, but also because it jolts us with a big dose of kale that keeps us energized throughout the entire day. Not a tropical fruit lover? Swap out the pineapple for berries and the coconut butter for almond butter.
-¾ cup coconut or almond mil
-A small handful of frozen pineapple chunks
-2 large handfuls of chopped kale
-1 spoonful of coconut butter or coconut oil
Blend and enjoy!