See that green leafy vegetable in the picture above. Until recently, I had never heard of it. Move over broccoli, because Kale is the green vegetable to be eating.
One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6, 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 600% of vitamin K.
It also boasts helping with DNA repair, antioxidant activity, bone health and decreasing the risk of cancer.
Here's how we have been incorporating Kale into our diets regularly. Bonus is that the KIDS love it! I'm not kidding here. The bitter leafy taste of Kale is almost undetectable in....smoothies!
|Getting the girls involved in making their own smoothies!|
Here is my recipe for our Kale Smoothie:
2 cups of Kale (stems removed)
handful of strawberries (I use frozen)
handful of blueberries (I use frozen - the blueberries make the smoothie purple instead of a dark green)
3/4 cup water
I blend this all well in our Vitamix blender for 90 seconds or so until it is smooth.
Get's a thumbs up in our house!
Linking up today with my friend Lisa at Home to 4 Kiddos!