What the Kale? Is it a four-letter word?

Okay, now I know what you’re thinking?  Yes, technically, kale is a four-letter word.  But how is it a four-letter word? Well, only because if you are anywhere and talking to just about anyone, the mere suggestion of “kale” makes folks shriek and cover their ears as if offended to the highest degree.  Poor, poor kale…so misunderstood!

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Kale has changed my life…and makes me look younger.  I’m not joking.  When I have just one of my green drinks, (wait, don’t cover your ears) the next day the lines on my face are less visible.  It’s true.  High in iron and vitamins A, C, & K, loaded with anti-oxidants, inflammation-reducer, and considered a great detox food, kale is about as healthy as it gets and truly is a super food!

By juicing it or using baby kale mixed into your salads (until you get addicted and want the entire salad to be kale like we do), you can work this superfood quite easily into your diet. 

Joe’s Mean Green Juice (from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead) is a wonderful juice that consists of 6 large kale leaves, 1/2 lemon, 1 apple, 1 cucumber, 2 celery stalks and about an inch of fresh ginger.  Run that through the juicer and you have a really healthy and tasty (Heck yeah!) juice.

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My darling was sweet enough to get me an “Eat More Kale” t-shirt and when I wear it, people always smile and sometimes even share how they eat kale in their diets, too.  So, next time you are at the grocery store, pick up some organic baby kale and give it a try.  If you use the larger leaves, get the lascinato kale and massage it with fresh avocado and then sprinkle some lemon juice on top.  YUM!

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12 thoughts on “What the Kale? Is it a four-letter word?

  1. I love it…. loads of helpful information. I have been tip toeing towards kale. I’ve tried the chips! I don’t think that counts as healthy though. I’m anxious to see how many different 4 letter words our bloggers will choose to write about… 🙂

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  2. I am a kalie too and drinking my juice as I write this note. It has also made me feel so much better. Nice thought to use KALE as a four letter word. I would never have thought of this. Nice post!

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  3. Love your post and the tips about eating and juicing kale. I grew some in a pot last summer and it makes a good garden plant to see too. I put it in soups too but I suppose it is better for you raw! There is chard in the pot this year. I will have to buy more kale seeds for next year!

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  4. Thank you for the expert advice and tips. I shall give it a try, as I do have a wrinkle or two (or three or four) I am in constant battle with, to diminish. I do hope it is better than swiss chard (yuck)!

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    • Pineapple juice and wheat grass is also really great for the complexion. I get this drink called Island Reviver at a place called Simon’s (can’t remember where you live and I’m posting this from a separate page) that has 3/4 pineapple juice with the wheat grass shot on top. When you mix it all together, it is gorgeous and yummy!

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