In our profession, we talk about the benefits of massage nearly every single day, but did you know massage not only brings out the best in humans but sometimes in kale too! Really, it's true! Kale is one of our more common vegetables that people tend either to love or hate. It has a firm bite for a leafy green and depending upon the season and variety it can also be a little bitter, but experts such as Julie Thompson of Kitchen Daily know that "a quick five-minute rubdown can transform this green from being bitter and tough to turning it silky and sweet" and make it much more palatable to eat.
Kale is a personal favorite for us. Though it can occasionally be difficult to purchase in our neck of the woods, whenever we have the opportunity to purchase or accept some, we find ourselves adding it happily to soups, stews, smoothies, salads and the occasional holiday casserole. Kale is a nutrition powerhouse (it gets a whopping 1000 for its ANDI score!) and it also lends itself very well to high protein fitness menu plan without the concern over cholesterol or protein induced kidney damage (read more).
In order to celebrate the goodness of kale and encourage you to explore the options for eating more raw whole plant based foods (DAY SIX of our No Excuses November challenge) we wanted to share some simple recipes with you, and some of our personal favorites too!
Check out our collection of salad recipes here.
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