Kick Ass Kurly Kale that’s what I’m talking about.
I love Kale and with the big hype it has been getting I am sure you all know about and love Kale to.
I just bought a big juicy bunch of it and currently loving massaged Kale salad with mango, however my first dish today will be Kale massaged with lemon juice and macadamia oil and sea salt, left for 20 minutes, then I added some zucchini hummus that was made with zucchini, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and salt, how simple is that, to that I added some walnuts for the protein.
With its deep green colour and leaves, kale really is one of the most attractive veges you can buy and is also incredibly nutritious. I have done some research on this and here are some facts on Kale.
One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium. Very high in iron, some call it the new beef, great for new cell growth and good liver function.
Kale has a lot of Vit K in it as well and it has been found that people suffering from Alzheimer’s and who increase their vitamin K levels may be able to slow the process.
By eating Kale you can lower your cholesterol levels, for some that beats walking. Now that would save a penny or two on the statins and other medications that are pumped prolifically into those who are diagnosed with high cholesterol. Not to mention any side effects including muscle aches, abnormal liver function, skin rashes, heartburn, dizziness, abdominal pain and constipation just to mention some.
If you suffer from inflammation, eating Kale in one form or another will help fight against arthritis, asthma and other autoimmune disorders. That sounds pretty good to me. One cup of Kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega – 3 fatty acids.
Kale smoothies are hot at the moment however personally I like my kale in a more whole state that is just my personal choice. Possibly because when I made my first Kale smoothie is tasted like no other smoothie I have tasted, Actually a bit like what comes out the end of the beef he he he.
However in saying that, Kale smoothies are an awesome way to ingest them and can taste delicious. Here is an easy to make recipe, great for those who are working and on the run. Smoothies can be stored in air tight glass container however I reckon fresh is best.
2 cups fresh kale
2 cups pineapple
1 banana frozen (makes it nice and cold and smooth)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups of filtered water, or less depending, on personal requirements.
In a high speed blender or what ever blender you have, mix the kale water and coconut oil until smooth then add your other ingredients. You can also add chia seed or any other ingredient you think will add nutrition to it.
Oh one more thing, Kale has more calcium per calorie than milk so that alone is a good reason to eat more KALE.
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Chris Ross In The Raw.