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How To Make A Kale Shake

How To Make A Kale Shake

Kale Shakes have become popular for breakfast, largely due to Joe Rogan, a comedian. He has one every morning, alongside a Bulletproof Coffee. This shake has nutrients that supposedly make people lose weight, feel healthier and as though they are able to kick some ass. Inadvertently, there are some downsides to it if you choose to drink a raw kale shake, but there are a lot of recipes you can use that are not raw kale and are nonetheless delicious and healthy. Joe Rogan has his own recipe, but there are a few more others that have been tried by many people and loved all the same as they are also healthy, just like the original recipe.

Joe Rogan Kale Shake Recipe

  • 4 stalks kale
  • 4 celery stems
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2″ ginger
  • 8 oz. water (optional, to help items blend together more smoothly)

These items should be blended together in a heavy duty blender, such as Vitamix or BlendTech.

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A Kale Salad Recipe for the Ages

A Kale Salad Recipe for the Ages

Kale salads are so hot now that any fashionable restaurant in Manhattan that aspires to be something great knows they must serve a great kale salad. There are a number of kale salad recipes our there. This one is our favorites. Kale is becoming increasingly popular across the world, not just because it tastes great, but for its nutritional benefits. Kale is packed full of vitamins, and it’s perfect to use in juices, smoothies, soups and salads.

Raw kale salads suit vegans and people who are sticking to a gluten free diet as well. They can be detoxifying for your body, and leave you feeling great. Salads made with kale are popular for their health benefits, but also because the recipes produce beautiful bowls of color that will look great for guests.  While curly kale is the most often used for kale salad, experiment with the other types of kale.

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Kale Chips Nutrition

Kale Chips Nutrition

A snack that’s healthy, cheap, easy to make and delicious seems too good to be true. Which is why so many people are curious about kale chips nutrition. The kale chips nutrition facts can be difficult to understand because nutrient levels are affected by whether you eat choose to eat roasted kale chips or whether you consume the kale raw.

Kale has a natural deep color. This deep color means this leafy green, the latest food to acquire the ‘superfood’ label, has highly concentrated nutrients. So you can expect to find antioxidant and inflammatory properties for your body, and the best part is, these properties are only slightly diminished when you roast kale, unless you’re roasting your kale to a black crisp, which we don’t recommend for taste or nutritional reasons. The nutritional qualities doesn’t vary greatly once roasted from that of raw kale.

Kale Chips Nutrition

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Preparing Kale? Know What You Want To Make

Preparing Kale

Preparing kale is quick and easy, as long as you know what you’re doing. This healthy, nutritious and tasty leafy green can be prepared in a number of ways, depending on why you are preparing kale: are you making a kale salad, a kale smoothie, a kale juice, a kale soup or perhaps even kale chips? This versatile ingredient is available almost all year round, so it’s handy to have kale on hand in your kitchen. You may also find it can be added to some of your already-loved recipes.

Check your recipe to see if it mentions anything on how to prepare kale. However, one of the most important things when preparing kale, particularly if it’s not organic kale, is to give the leaves a good wash in a salad spinner. The cabbage family, which kale is a part of, is a type of plant which contains the most pesticides, so it’s very important to give kale a good wash before it is cooked or used. If you’re going to use it for a kale chips recipe, you need to make sure to remove most of the excess water to ensure your kale chips are crispy.

You will want to place the leaves in a deep bowl, and fill it with fresh, clean water. Massage the kale leaves with your fingertips to remove any dirt or pesticides from the leaves. You can place the kale on tea towels to dry, or use a salad spinner to remove the excess water.

Whether you decide to keep the kale stems when you are preparing kale depends on what you wish to prepare kale for. However, it’s not always necessary to remove the whole stem of the kale, only if you are making perhaps a kale smoothie, a kale juice recipe or kale chips. If it’s for a favorite kale salad recipe, or if you are going to prepare kale for a soup or stir fry, you have the option of retaining the stems, but just cut the base of the stem off with a knife.

How do you prepare kale? Well, this depends on what you are going to make. Ideal preparations include steaming, frying, boiling, baking or sautéing. Kale can also be eaten raw. Using kale for pesto, raw salad, a slushy or even for flatbread – the options are limitless! Depending on which variety of kale you are using, some kale leaves add a beautiful color and aroma to your salad or stew!

You can store your kale in the fridge for up to five days in a plastic bag or container if you’re not ready to use your kale in a recipe just yet. It’s best to take note of the date so that you know when your kale is past its used by date!

 

Preparing Kale

Kale is prepared differently depending on what you’re making
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