Let's face it, we can all use more greens in our diet--especially kale! According to Helen Nichols of Well-Being Secrets, "one cup of raw kale has just 33 calories, yet contains 684% of vitamin K, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, plus omega-3s, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, fiber, iron, and 2 grams of protein." Here are 5 of our favorite recipes containing this green superfood.
1. Go Green Smoothie (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Get your greens in with this nutrient packed smoothie! We added a scoop of PlantFusion LEAN Protein to add a whopping 21 grams of protein to keep us satisfied until lunch.
2. 15-Minute Sea Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Low-FODMAP)
These sea salt and vinegar kale chips are a delicious healthier alternative to the traditional deep-fried potato-based kind, and they couldn't be easier to make.
3. Asian Kale Salad With Nut Butter Dressing (Low-FODMAP)
This light and healthy salad really delivers on flavor and is perfect for lunch or as a side salad. Get the recipe here.
4. Massaged Kale Salad with Sea Veggies (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)
This raw kale recipe is loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients. Plus, massaging the kale gives it a sauteed texture without having to dirty an extra pan. Get the recipe here.
5. 10-Minute Hemp Seed & Kale Pesto (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
This tasty pesto is vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free and is made with omega-rich hemp seeds, which are also high in protein, iron, B-vitamins, and magnesium. Get the recipe here.