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Hail to the Kale

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Rather than bore you with a lot of information about the health benefits of kale (because the list is ginormous!), here are some of the highlights:

  1. It’s an anti-inflammatory – helpful for those with arthritis or an autoimmune disease (Celiac Disease, can I get an amen?).
  2. Kale has calcium – Calci-YUM! See?  You don’t need dairy, Kale actually has more calcium than milk.hail2kale4
  3. And finally (though I could go on), it’s loaded with iron – With more iron than beef, kale keeps your liver functioning.

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now you can have that extra glass of wine…

am I seeing double?
am I seeing double?

Now with all that great information (cause knowledge is power…), here’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy this super green.

Cheesy Kale & Artichoke Dip

Cheesy Kale & Artichoke Dip

vegan, grain free

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 handfuls of washed, chopped and dried kale
  • 1 can of quartered artichokes
  • 2T hemp seeds
  • 4T nutritional yeast
  • 3 garlic cloves… I really like garlic, feel free to use less!
  • 1T onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Pull out your handy dandy food processor and begin to blend your avocado with all of your ingredients (except the kale and artichokes).  You want a creamy consistency and now is a good time to check the taste.  On a stove top over medium heat, you want to wilt your kale until it’s soft.  You can use oil or water, I used a little bit of coconut oil (another wonder food).  Once its warmed, begin adding the kale and artichokes to your food processor. Chop/process until you’ve reached a consistency you like fo yo dip!

And that’s it… a delightful dip of superfoods, enjoy!

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