Kale is currently top of the pops when it comes to superfoods right now. Blueberries, quinoa and amaranth have been left by the wayside as health seekers bake, puree and blend their way to good health with the good green stuff. And with good reason.
Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, C and K as well as minerals like copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. A cup of fresh kale has only about 40 calories but packs almost 3 grams of protein. One cup of cooked kale has over 1000% more vitamin C than a cup of cooked spinach and unlike spinach, kale’s oxalate content is very low which means that the calcium and iron in kale are highly absorbable in the human digestive system.
It’s a great nutrient dense way to start the day and an easy recipe to adapt for CF / non-CF calorie requirements.
Half a big bunch of Kale (experts suggest lightly steaming to release the nutrients but who has time for that?)
A banana (very important as this counteracts the bitterness of kale)
A handful of fresh or frozen berries for sweetness
Whatever other fruit you have in the fridge
2 tablespoons double cream
2 tablespoons high fat natural probiotic yoghurt
A handful of ice
Simply jam it all in your blender and serve.
* We do this in the morning and make a low fat version for the rest of the family, and blend in the double cream and high fat yoghurt for the last serve.