Kale, a look into the leaves and kale smoothie recipe

Kale

Kale is one of my favorite vegetables and I wanted to be sure to use it in my products. That’s why we make kale dumplings.

There’s more to kale than meets the eye. This highly nutrient dense vegetable gives you more bang for the buck than your average green leaves. Let’s break down the numbers. One cup of chopped kale has 33 calories, 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a get this, 684% of vitamin K! Kale is also packed with phytonutrients, flavonoids, copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Move over multi-vitamin, I’d rather eat kale than pop another horse pill. I’m no MD, but I believe that we’re made to eat food and get our nutrients by making use of our chompers.

Kale is versatile. You can put it in anything and everything – including dumplings! I love that Dr. Drew Ramsey loves kale. You could call him a kalexpert. In his new book, 50 Shades of Kale, he shares recipes using kale you probably never thought about, like cocktails! I thought I was using kale in everything, and he outdid me.

It’s possible that kale can make you look better too. Beauty starts from the inside. Bobbi Brown is known for her line of make-up but I came across her coconut kale smoothie and it sounds delish. I can’t wait to try it out!

Here’s my Kalefull Smoothie recipe I use on a regular basis.  When I don’t drink a green smoothie in the morning, I notice  I don’t have as much energy, feel a bit unsatisfied and therefore get hungry more easily.

Sue’s Kale-full Smoothie
1 cup packed, chopped kale
1/2 a banana
1 wedge of lemon
1/2  an apple
1 scoop of original vega or pea protein
1/4 cup mango juice or berries
1 – 1 1/2 cup of water
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp flaxseed

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy! I’m in need of a new blender though. If you have a suggestion on what blender I should pick up, let me know!

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