FOOD OF THE WEEK – KALE
Kale is a cruciferous vegetable (Brassica oleracea), and is related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and cauliflower. It contains many of the health benefits typically found in this group of super foods.
- 2/3 cups blueberries
- 1 cup pineapple, cubes
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 leaf kale
- Ice cubes
- Wash kale and blueberries well. Remove the kale leaves from stem.
- Liquify ingredients in a blender.
Also, try mixing/substituting in:
- Greek Yogurt
Blueberry and pineapple is a refreshing combo – tangy and tart. Pineapples are full of vitamin C, and blueberries are a potent source of anthocyanins, an antioxidant compound that helps keep our brain sharp and our cardiovascular system functioning smoothly. Blueberries also contain quercetin, which is a well studied flavonoid found in berries that is thought to protect against heart disease.
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