oh kale yes! 8 ways with kale

Ways to Use Kale

I didn’t realize how much of a kale-aholic I was until I started writing this post and looking though all the recipes that have kale listed as an ingredient. I know, some of you are probably like WTH is kale? I boast of kale’s goodness almost daily. Aside from it being a down right fun food to eat… it’s a superfood in my book and here’s why.

Check out these stats:

  • More vitamin C than an orange! 134% of your daily value in 1 cup! (yes that deserves lots of exclamation points!)
  • Eye-mazing Kale. With a whopping 206% vitamin A in one cup along with lutein and zeaxanthin, kale contains nutrients needed for vision.
  • Only 33 calories per cup raw kale!
  • Kale boasts of 684% vitamin K, which is a powerful antioxidant that plays a role in maintaining healthy blood clotting, bone health, and more.

Top 8 ways to use kale:

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1. Smoothies. My answer for ways to eat almost anything, ask my athletes I’m just like toss it into a smoothie! No but for real, this really might be my favorite way to eat kale. I love the BRIGHT green color it gives to a smoothie, and I swear it doesn’t make it taste weird. If you haven’t tried a green smoothie, give kale a whirl in these recipes.

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2. Burgers. Top burgers with kale slaw, layer it like lettuce, or slice it up thin and add it to a juicy burger like I did in these Cranberry & Kale Turkey Burgers. I’m in.

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3. Soup. Because kale keeps some texture when heated it provides a good body to soup that is really satisfying.

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Butternut Squash, Beet, & Quinoa Salad

I drank the Trader Joe’s juice this weekend. I’ve almost been protesting making a stop in because people around here are going nuts about it, I mean so crazy there was a cop sitting in the parking lot opening weekend directing traffic. People are literally parking a mile away to walk to this place. Because it’s… 

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! We have another RELAXING weekend in store! Heck yes. Tomorrow we plan to do a little CrossFit in the morning and instead of the Mobility & Mimosas after the 8am WOD it’s Mimosas & Moving. CrossFit Orlando is moving down the road and they need a few extra hands to transport equipment. The new box will be much… 

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Italian Wedding Soup with Quinoa

We are on a streak. An eating at home streak. Eric and I like the convenience of eating out a few times a week but to be honest it’s frustrating when we do a budget review because it adds up so flipping quickly. We aren’t giving up our Saturday morning breakfast dates, that’s for sure but just trying… 

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I love the feeling I get waking up on Friday morning, something about it excites me that I’m one day closer to spending two full days with my love. We are keeping it low key this weekend. Nothing on the books which makes me happy! Because it’s Friday, here’s a look into a… 

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Cinnamon Almond Butter “Ice Cream”

These allergies are killing me. I know living with a kitty cat is shocking my immune system, but there must be something in the air that’s making my poor little nose miserable. I wake up every morning, sneezing and snotty…so volatile I must get out of bed, right then. I know, gross and not fun. It’s exhausting…. 

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Ways To Hydrate Without Drinking Water

Gosh, it’s so hot out and I don’t know about you but I’m just thankful for the days it decides to rain so that I get some relief from the heat. I did a segment last week on Fox 35 on ways to hydrate without water and I wanted to share it with you today…. 

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We ran the 10 mile Clay Loop

Hey– I miss you guys. I hate when a week goes by and I cannot get to my blog to write. I have so many things that I’d like to share so I’ll just start with running today. Sunday Eric and I finally made it out to Clermont to run the 10 mile clay loop. I’ve heard… 

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