Kale is such a versatile ingredient, and today we’re celebrating that with 15 easy kale recipes you’ll crave! With green smoothies, kale salads, kale chips, and more. This post contains a lot of vegan and gluten-free quick recipe ideas!
15 Kale Recipes You’ll Love
At the beginning of a new year, there is often quite a bit of focus on resolutions surrounding diet. Many of the messages in our culture fixate heavily on extreme measures regarding diet and exercise, with unattainable and impermanent results. Generally, these resolutions do not take in part personal health as much at they do outward appearance.
We know now that health comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and diet is something that is only one small piece of an overall puzzle.
With that said, I do love the way I feel when consuming a lot of fresh, colorful produce. I rarely leave a vegetable-laden meal feeling sluggish or like I need a nap. For this reason, I am all about ADDING in more fun fruits and vegetables, as opposed to the typical restriction mindset so many people have with their eating habits. The more greens, the merrier!
Today I’ve rounded up 15 of my favorite kale recipes. Which one are you going to try first?
Loaded with vitamin-rich greens like kale, chard, and mint, this naturally-sweetened, banana-free green machine smoothie is so refreshing and totally vegan! A healthy drink ready in 5 minutes, you’ll want to sip this every morning.
- 3 leaves rainbow chard, washed
- 1 large leaf on-stem kale, washed
- 1 sprig mint, de-stemmed
- 1/3 cup lime juice (about 1/2 of a large lime)
- 2–3 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 Granny Smith apple sliced
- 1 TBS grated ginger (optional)
- 1/2 – 1 cup cold water (or coconut water)
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender. If desired, add 1-3 ice cubes to thicken/chill.
- Serve immediately for best flavor!
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 228 calories
- Sugar: 42.4 grams
- Sodium: 315 milligrams
- Fat: 0.7 grams
- Saturated Fat: 0.1 grams
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.6 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 58 grams
- Fiber: 8.6 grams
- Protein: 4.4 grams
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Keywords: green, smoothie, kale, fruit, drink