Okay, everyone may not share the enthusiasm for kale expressed in this photo we recently shared on Facebook, but kale seems to be going mainstream! In fact, we think it’s safe to say there’s a kale craze going on right now in the U.S., and maybe worldwide!
Like us, everyone seems to be recognizing and loving the many health benefits of consuming kale regularly, including:
Kale has lots of iron and Vitamin K to help your body perform important, key functions.
Kale is high in antioxidants which can help protect your body from certain cancers and other health conditions.
Kale is high in fiber and fat-free – who doesn’t love that combination?
Kale also contains Vitamins A & C and calcium – more great vitamins and minerals to help you get and stay well.
You can learn more about the many great health benefits of kale at http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4408/Top-10-Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Kale.html
More and more professional chefs – as well as individuals who don’t cook for a living but who want to make healthy recipes for themselves and their families – are finding creative and tasty ways to incorporate kale into their menus. Both party hosts and guests as well as restaurant chefs are serving up yummy, crispy kale chips in lieu of potato chips or fries. And, more and more food companies like us here at Concord Foods, want to help their customers enjoy the best possible health, and are figuring out ways to incorporate kale in their products by pairing kale with seasonings and other food items that reduce kale’s bitterness.
Take Our Conquer Kale Challenge
To help you conquer and capitalize on kale, we introduced our fast and delicious kale & apple smoothie recipe that combines the sweet taste of apple with kale to create a tasty treat that will have you running to, not running from kale. Just follow the steps below to conquer kale!
Set a goal to make an apple & kale smoothie in the next two weeks, using the above recipe and/or this easy-to-follow video from our friends at Chelan Fresh.
Create a habit of making and drinking at least three kale & apple smoothies each week, so you can really take advantage of the many health benefits described above.
Share your success. Post a picture of you drinking or making our kale & apple smoothie or just a picture of the great-tasting beverage you made with our kale & apple smoothie mix with protein on Facebook. The first five individuals to post a picture by May 15, 2015, will win a five-pack of our kale & apple smoothie mix with protein.