3 ways to incorporate more Kale into your diet.

Today, October 1st marks National Kale Day and to celebrate we have put together 3 easy and delicious ways to incorporate more kale into your diet. The reasons to include more kale into your regime are numerous; this superfood per calorie has more iron than beef, more calcium than milk and 10x more vitamin C than spinach. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, is jam packed with vitamins, low in calories and carbs and high in antioxidants.

1) Juices and Smoothies

This is a super sweet and nutritious recipe that can be thrown in your juicer/blender and is also great at masking the taste and texture of kale.

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Recipe:

  •  handful of kale
  •  handful of spinach
  •   handful of baby carrots
  •   frozen raspberries
  •  frozen blueberries
  •   frozen strawberries
  •  1 banana
  •   1 apple
  •   few slices of cucumber
  •  1/2-1 cup of filtered water

2) Snacks

My favorite kale snack are lemon kale chips, there are super easy and quick to make and extremely guilt-free.

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Ingredients:

  •   1 bunch of kale (washed)
  •   2 tablespoon of extra olive oil
  •  2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  •   ½ teaspoon of sea salt

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2.  Chop kale into bite size piece
  3.  Place kale in large bowl and hand massage olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt into kale
  4.   Put onto baking sheet and bake on 350 degrees F until crispy and dark green
  5.   Cool and serve

3) Entrees: 

A few months back, I discovered a tasty dish from Sweet on Veg that combines both kale and quinoa (which is high in fiber and protein) and I was hooked. This recipe seeks about two people and it takes 20 mins to prepare.

Ingredients:

  •  2 handfuls of kale, broken into little pieces (stems removed)
  •  2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  •  2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • sea salt, to taste
  •  1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  •   1 1/2 cups water
  •  1 tablespoon coconut oil
  •  1/2 lemon

Instructions:

  1.  Cook quinoa in one and a half cups of water in a pot, bringing to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed
  2.  In skillet, sauté garlic, mushrooms and kale in coconut oil for 5 minutes
  3.  Add freshly squeezed lemon juice to cooked quinoa and stir. Salt, to taste
  4.  Spoon quinoa into bowls and top with garlic, mushroom & kale mixture

Hope you enjoyed our kale inspired recipes, now go forth and eat more kale.