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May 27th, 2010

Kale promotion

by Tim, 1 Comment »

Can I have a promotion? Well, then, can kale have one? While we are talking about extraordinary food, we might as well talk about kale. I know the first question that is coming to your mind after the last post is whether I put dandelions in my smoothie. Oh well, I am going to tell you anyway. No, unfortunately I did not put dandelions in my smoothie, but, but, but!, I did put kale in my smoothie, and more than once to boot.

One of the things that is nice about kale is that it is not really bitter at all. It blends in a smoothie just fine and you hardly notice the tiny green chopped up flecks, especially among the blueberries, bananas, strawberries, and cocoa. But, but but!, what I like even better about kale is its power-packed nutritional profile. I mean, can I even list all of the good stuff in kale? It is like, in the hall of fame of nutrition density.

Kale is versatile! You can use it in salads, smoothies, soups, sandwiches, soap, salted chips, and something else that starts with S. Actually, I don’t know about the soap, but why not? Because kale is not bitter, it is much easier to work into your diet, at least that is my opinion, and I think it will be your opinion too, if you let it. Then we will be of the same opinion and our opinions will sway other people’s opinions. Yes, we are still talking about kale.

If you have any kale recipes that are to die for, please shamelessly promote them here. I mean, it’s kale!

Vitamins: A, C, K, B1, B2, B3, B6, Folate
Minerals: calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, sodium, zinc
Amino Acids: cystine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, tyrosine, valine
Omega-3 fatty acids: Yessss.

But, but, but!, I am still going to try dandelions in my smoothie. Lose the butt.





  • Kale! Yes! I still like it best fresh and tossed with olive oil, lemon juice, dried cranberries and pine nuts, like they do at Whole Foods. Yes, I like it that way very much.