KALE is the KING of healthy greens. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence.
A single cup of Kale has 206% of the RDA for vitamin a 684% vitamin K, 134% of vitamin C, 9% of vitamin B6, 26% of manganese, 9% calcium, 10% copper, 9% potassium, 6% magnesium and 3 grams of protein. It also contains Omega 3 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants and lowers cholesterol and contains many cancer fighting substances and much more.
It has become very popular in the weight-loss world. It provides a significant bulk because of the fiber, water and protein that helps keep you full.
I like making hearty salads with KALE because the leaves don’t get soft as quickly. This makes a great grab and go salad option.
Check out this yummy KALE salad.
Summer Kale Salad with Blueberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 bunches of Kale
1/2 tsp salt
2 ears sweet corn, shocked and kernels cut from Cobb
1 C fresh blueberries
1 C cherry tomatoes
4 oz chèvre
1/4 C sliced almonds
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
1/2 C fresh blueberries
1/4 C balsamic vinegar
1 T honey
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
6 T extra virgin olive oil
Blend all ingredients together then toss in salad and ENJOY!