We all know the importance of eating the colours of the rainbow, and how having leafy greens in our diet can help us to support sustainable health and prevent disease. So let's take a look at some really simple ways that we can use kale, that yes the whole family will enjoy.
Take your kale off of its stalks and rip into about 4-5" pieces or smaller if you like a bit more crunch and for little fingers. Then drizzle a bit of olive oil over top along with a few pinches of your salt. Then take your hands and massage the kale, yes like you would someone's back, it helps to break down the fibres and make the kale less tough to chew.
Place in the oven at 150C on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then flip. Just watch that they don't burn and when they feel nice and crunchy take them out and munch away or serve them with your dinner as a side or topping.
What you will need:
Your juicer (not blender that is much different)
15g of fresh mint
1 small courgette
4 leaves of kale
1 lime peeled but leave the white pith on where the live enzymes and nutrients live
Pop 1/2 your pineapple through the juicer, followed by the kale and mint, the lime, the courgette and the rest of the pineapple. If you have a centrifugal juicer then make sure you pack the kale between the pineapple and courgette to get the most out of the vegetable.
For more inspiration and recipe ideas, check out my 21 day juicing programme below
1/3 cup of tahini
3 tbsp lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1-2 tbsp of maple syrup or honey
3 tbsp filtered water (may need a bit more depending on consistency)
Whisk all the ingredients together in a jar (makes 4 servings) and keep for up to 5 days. You could increase the amount of ingredients so you have enough for the week ahead.
** Add any other veggies you would like to your salad mix, perhaps some spring onions, spiralised courgettes, chopped red peppers, finely sliced radishes.
I would love to hear what you think of these recipes. Please share any comments below ❤
Wishing you a healthy and happy week.
Debbie Vanderboom is a Nutritional Advisor, Natural Juice Therapist and foodie who loves using fresh, wholesome food to nourish the body. Educating her clients on the importance of choosing healthy foods on a daily basis is her focus. She provides her clients with recipes, resources and meal plans to help develop healthy eating habits for life.