How to get kale into your kids

Su­san Jane White Eats shoots & leaves

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - NEWS -

’ve never been a smoothie sucker. Ain’t no over­ture in my blender when the berries hit the green leafies.

Gen­er­ally, it looks like Ker­mit the Frog crawled into the blender, and dragged in Gonzo be­hind him. A muppet’s smoothie.

That was the case, un­til I got my thirsty mitts on The Blender Girl Smooth­ies: 100 Gluten-free, Ve­gan & Pa­leo-friendly Recipes, pub­lished by Ten Speed Press. It was an ac­ci­den­tal li­ai­son, the sort that ex­er­cised my nos­trils and pelvic floor with de­light­ful mea­sure. I was breath­less with laugh­ter. “Pah! Baby food for adults! In the best­seller list? Who would write an en­tire book on how to liq­uidise fruit n’ veg?”

Tess Mas­ters, the in­ter­na­tional run­away suc­cess of 2015, that’s who.

Tess is a for­mer greeno­phobe. I liked her al­ready. The recipes looked and sounded so nour­ish­ing, I felt like I was go­ing to live for­ever. And if I didn’t? I’d die try­ing.

This Green God­dess is the best I’ve ever tasted. It is crim­i­nally good, par­tic­u­larly as it con­tains a stash load of kale. Yes, kale. That stupid su­per­food I am for­ever try­ing to sneak into my diet and onto my boys’ din­ner plates. This is The One. And I joined Tess’s dis­ci­ples.

Kale has a team of nu­tri­ents like cal­cium and vi­ta­min K, which are well-known al­lies for oil­ing your dance moves. Kale’s potas­sium load can help ser­e­nade your blood pres­sure and hang­overs too. Ex­pect a consignment of vi­ta­min A for your body’s de­fence force, iron for healthy blood, vi­ta­min C for lu­mi­nous skin and plenty of fo­late for grow­ing chil­dren.

If you can only find pur­ple kale, don’t fret. Add some co­coa, and it will look like a tall glass of melted cho­co­late and ginger ice cream. Sen­sa­tion ex­press.

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