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Kale

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Does anybody struggle with kale as much as I do? I have put spinach in my smoothies for quite some time. I know the benefits of kale so I decided to move to kale in my smoothies. I feel like I'm drinking dirt. Perhaps I need to invest in a better blender, but I think I'm going to go back to spinach.
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  • KNEESOCKS1945
    Thank you for loathing kale.

    No one has tried to love kale more than I have. No-one has given it more chances to redeem itself, in any cooking process, form, or disguise...

    The texture, the taste, the everything, is just is you described.

    It has been hyped as the new miracle food, yet scientific analysis has supposedly proven it is no more a miracle food than our old standby miracle foods, for example, spinach.

    Each food has different micro-nutrients, and each person's nutritional needs differ,

    Kale is not a food that my body craves on a molecular level. (Actually, my body says "bleagh"!!!)

    Since it is politically incorrect to bash kale, am sure both you and I wish it well!

    Thanks for your courageous blog!
    489 days ago
  • ROWENR
    Hi there. Are you removing the leaves from the stems before blending? Strawberries mask the strong flavor of kale. So does lemon or lime juice. Another suggestion is add a couple leaves of kale minus stems with your spinach and work up to all kale. cinnamon is good in smoothies too.
    What brand of blender do you have?
    1400 days ago
  • KAMELIA71
    I steam it until just wilted. Watch carefully because it turns bitter really easily. It seems odd but adding a splash of good balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt seems to counter balance the bitter
    1439 days ago
  • LIND7WALK
    I Havre a recipe for Tuscan Kale Salad that I found online via New York Times recipes. Few ingredients, simple and lemony. Google it. Big hit with my family and low calorie.
    1439 days ago
  • NAVY-GIRL
    I prefer to steam the kale and mix with cabbage. Taste much better to me. Spinach is good too. :)
    1439 days ago
  • CHAMP57
    Sounds good...
    1439 days ago
  • JEDIAMANDA
    Thanks will do.
    1439 days ago
  • ARTISENBEADS
    Try kale chips. Mmmgood!
    1439 days ago
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