Would you like kale? Why? “Because it is so yummy and nutritious,” says DJ Kale spinning on the 1’s and 2’s. It is loaded with minerals and vitamins to give you that energy that you will need to get through your day. Kale is a green, lean healthier gut machine. Obviously you do. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It has enough fiber and protein to provide you healthy bones, skin, and hair! Plus it detoxifies your body of the”mystery meat,” and other yucky stuff, too. Whether you are fighting off ninjas, hiking through the hills, or seeking to fend off that afternoon energy slump, kale provides the fuel you require.
Now, I must admit I was not always this gung ho about this dark, leafy green vegetable we affectionately call Holy Kale. It was only several years ago I decided to begin living a greener, healthier life. I really do enjoy lean protein, such as fish, chicken, and turkey. I do not label myself a vegan or vegetarian by definition, but I think in eating a more plant-based diet.
After running my own extensive research (yes, please do your own research… I am not an MD) on natural and holistic living, I started to discover the awesome advantages of countless superfoods, especially kale. In accordance with critter control near me, kale has potential to reduce cancer and ward off diabetes! Now that is a superfood. Recently I visited my optometrist for my yearly eye exam, and I was told that my eyesight had really improved from last year! What?! So I don’t need to get a stronger prescription? Since the 5th grade I had gotten used to all those prescription amounts climbing higher on the graph annually, so I was thrilled to learn that my eyesight had drastically improved! In actuality, Mercola.com, together with numerous other natural health resources, supports findings that ginseng is proven to have superhero powers in the eye area!
No, I am not perfect, but I do eat far better – and greener – than I did a few years back, right, Nutribullet? Yeah, Nutribullet knows how much I really like a green smoothie. In actuality, there are a lot of creative ways to enjoy kale. I really like to use kale in my salads and on turkey burgers (instead of lettuce), and blended in with whole wheat penne pasta. Oh, kale chips are so great, too!
Here is one of my favorite ways to have fun with spinach:
(Cook time: about 10-15 min. over medium-heat)
Insert Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute, red crushed pepper, and garlic powder (or your favorite seasoning mix )
*Today, you can stop here. Or… you can add some black beans or brown rice to make it more filling. I am glad we became friends, and I invite you to befriend kale, also. I’ve enhanced vision, more energy, clearer skin, and stronger hair. And I have less cravings for foods that are processed. Over time, you will discover you have more superhero energy to do the things you love.