Do you ever find yourself drinking a smoothie in a closet?
If you have kids like mine, I have to hide when I make a smoothie OR just know that I need to make enough to share with two little people. Right now both of my kids have colds and aren’t eating very well - that’s when I pull out the blender and pack a smoothie with tons of fresh produce that will help them get some daily fruit and veggies, without tasing the veggies.
One veggie I like to put in a smoothie is kale, because this leafy green is PACKED with goodness like Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium, and also has lots of antioxidants! You can eat kale raw, sautéed, cooked and baked. Just cut the stem away and go to town. Right now, my family needs all the good, natural vitamins they can get. So I will be sneaking in this lovely green wherever I have the chance.
The easiest way to get anyone to eat kale is put it in a smoothie. There are a lot of kale recipes out there, but what better way to get some good veggie action in than a fruit smoothie? Berries & Kale Smoothie is sweetened with Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Spread and has the perfect flavors for breakfast - it’s made with mixed berries, orange juice and kale.
If you want to make this into a smoothie bowl, just pour it into a bowl and top it with fresh fruit, granola, chia seeds and coconut.
You can also sneak kale into casseroles or soups. Cut it into pieces as small as you like if you need it to go undetected (very similar to how I treat spinach in my house). Taco night? Shred kale instead of iceburg! Sausage & Potato Soup is a great recipe to try if you are a little shy about kale; it has the perfect ratio of kale to other ingredients.
Have you tried the new Seasoned Pepper yet? Guess what? It is the perfect seasoning for peppered melt-in-your-mouth kale chips. (By the way, this Seasoned Pepper is salt free!)
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Whether your New Year's resolution was to eat healthy or try new things, I hope you give one of these kale recipes a try!