3 Kale Recipes That Don’t Taste Like You Are Eating Your Lawn

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Okay.

I love eating veggies and all… AND they make up the majority of my diet.

However, I’d be lying if I said that I enjoy the taste of ALL vegetables.

Raw broccoli – NO thanks.

Might as well add raw cauliflower too.

And when it comes to raw kale? Ew. Just ew.

Luckily there are various cooking methods (and sneaky ways to disguise certain ingredients) that you can use so that you can have your veggies and enjoy the taste TOO.

Here are 3 recipes that will have you loving all things KALE.

What Is Kale?

Kale is often considered the KING of healthy leafy greens because it is one of the most nutrient dense plant foods on the planet.

It is a member of the cabbage family and is related to cruciferous veggies like cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage and broccoli.

Kale comes in various different types, but the most common type of kale is called curly kale, which has green curly leaves and a hard stem. Other types of kale can have purple leaves that can be either curly or smooth.

Health Benefits Of Kale:

  • One of the most nutrient dense foods
    • Packed with vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium and magnesium
  • Can help lower cholesterol
  • High in beta-carotene
    • An antioxidant that your body turns into vitamin A
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties

 

3 Kale Recipes That Don’t Taste Like You Are Eating Your Lawn

1. The Kale Smoothie

What You Need
  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves (stems removed)
  • ¼ cup pineapple, frozen
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • Stevia (to desired taste)
Instructions
  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy.
  • Add stevia and almond milk to desired taste and consistency.

2. Easy Sauteed Kale

What You Need
  • 1 large bunch of kale, washed, stems removed and chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 3 shallots, sliced
  • ½ cup vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  • In a large saute pan, heat coconut oil and add shallots. Cook 3 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook 1 minute while stirring.
  • Add kale, broth, salt and pepper and mix. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the cover and cook a few minutes longer until ready.

3. Kale Hummus With Roasted Garlic

What You Need
  • 5 kale leaves
  • 1 head fresh garlic
  • 2 15.5 ounce cans of chickpeas
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pull apart the garlic, but leave the cloves in the “paper” skin, place 1 clove aside.
      • Place the garlic on a piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
      • Wrap the garlic in the foil to create a pouch and place in the oven to roast for 25 minutes.
      • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and prepare a large bowl of ice water.
      • Add the kale to the boiling water for 90 seconds and then transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking.
  • To make the hummus, in a food processor, place the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt, water, kale, roasted garlic (with the paper skin removed) and the 1 raw garlic clove.
    • Process until smooth and creamy.
    • To serve, scoop the hummus into a dish and drizzle lightly with olive oil and a sprinkle of black pepper.

There ya have it! Three delicious ways to eat kale that DON’T taste like you are munching on your front lawn.

Do you have a favorite KALE-inspired recipe? SHARE with us below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

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