Happy National Kale Day! Kale as long been a champion superfood and one of our favorite leafy greens around. We thought we would celebrate this awesome day by sharing some of our favorite kale facts and recipes.
Kale has more vitamin C than an orange
You read that right. Gram for gram, kale as more than twice the amount of vitamin C than our orangey friend.
Kale is through the roof numbers when it comes to Vitamin K
Osteoporosis or heart disease run in your family? Well listen up, Vitamin K plays a big role when building strong bones and preventing heart disease.
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Kale is an old soul
Kale might seem like the hottest tread since Bikram, but it has actually been around for quite some time. Kale was the popular kid in school in Europe during Roman times and the Middle Ages, it arrived in the U.S. in the 17th century.
Kale is good for the eyes
Kale contains a nutrient called lutein, which not only gives kale its amazingly green color, it also keeps your eyes and vision healthy.
So have we convinced you yet to love kale as much as we do? Here are 6 of our favorite kale smoothies to get your started. Kale yeah!
This is one of the most refreshing gingerbread treats you’ll have all season. Ginger, which is a natural antihistamine, will help keep your sinuses clear throughout this beloved allergy season. Oranges are also working overtime with high levels of vitamin C. Cosy up with this spicy, sweet and refreshing smoothie.
Ice Cream Sundae
If you’re trying to lay off the ice cream, try this smoothie on for size. It will give you the ice cream satisfaction but it’s completely vegan with zero added sugar. Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit that is dried at low temperatures and ground up to great a powder. When paired with the the sweet cacao powder, the combination gives off a nice caramel taste. This is the perfect afternoon treat. Try freezing the banana for an extra frosty smoothie.
Green Kale Lagerfeld
The Green Kale Lagerfeld smoothie will never go out of style. This basic blend is the perfect way to kick off your week. Adding a touch of spirulina will not only give this smoothie a deep green look, it will elevate the drink to superfood status. Spirulina (AKA blue-green algae) is a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. With high levels of Vitamin A, it also assists in keeping your eyes healthy.
Almond Pear Zest
Almond Pear Zest reminds us of that refreshing, clean feeling after a spring rain. This smoothie is high in iron from the kale, which helps in liver function and cell growth. It’s rich in vitamin C and fiber from the pear, which promotes healthy and vibrant skin. And the almonds add healthy fat and protein, which help us feel full for longer. It's got it all.
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