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Not Just For Salads – 3 Creative Kale Recipes
Kale is no stranger to the green smoothie, superfood salad, or even as a crunchy chip alternative. And now we’re even sprucing up pesto and falafel with some kale love using our freeze-dried Organic Kale Powder. This powder is highly versatile and means you’ll always have kale on hand for your favorite recipes — Kale YEAH!
Just like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables, kale contains an abundance of special compounds called glucosinolates. These phytonutrients exhibit powerful detoxification properties and have the ability to support healthy cell growth and repair.
We freeze-dry our kale using highly specialized techniques to preserve these valuable nutrients — it’s as close to fresh as you’ll get. Our Organic Kale Powder also retains the necessary and elusive myrosinase enzyme, which activates these glucosinolates within your body so that you can use them.
Lutein and zeaxanthin (great support for your eyes and skin) and all the other carotenoids, vitamins, and minerals make kale so nutritious. It’s no wonder why kale has garnered praise from chefs, nutritionists, and health-conscious folks for all of its phenomenal health benefits.
Looking for other ways to incorporate kale into your menu? Try something a little different with this tropical kale mojito smoothie, zesty kale & basil pesto, and savory superfood falafels. Enjoy!
KALE MOJITO SMOOTHIE
Taste the delicious flavor of a mojito in the form of a creamy smoothie. Pineapple, banana, and coconut
milk are a sweet, tropical delight. Kale rounds it out with a hearty nutritional profile, rich in glucosinolates, lutein,
and zeaxanthin. Pour yourself a tall glass of this tropical inspired beverage for a healthy treat.
Makes 2 Servings
1-2 cups coconut milk
1-2 tsp Pure Synergy® Organic Kale Powder
3 limes, peeled and quartered
1 tsp lime zest
2 cups frozen pineapple
1 frozen ripe banana
1/2 cup mint leaves, packed (and some for garnish)
Place all ingredients in blender adding the coconut milk gradually (about 1 cup at a time) until the mixture is smooth.
Add more liquid as needed to reach desired consistency.
KALE & BASIL PESTO
Why just one green when you can have two? Basil and kale make a healthful pairing in this classic Italian favorite.
We mix it up by using omega-3 rich hemp hearts (instead of pine nuts) and nutritional yeast in place of
cheese for some tang. This delicious recipe is vegan and will delight your taste buds.
Makes about 1 cup
3 cups basil, packed
1 cup hemp hearts
1 tbsp Pure Synergy® Organic Kale powder
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 garlic clove
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Add all ingredients, except olive oil, to your food processor.
Process on high for 2-3 minutes, pausing and scraping the walls.
Slowly pour olive oil and let the processor run for 1-2 minutes to make sauce fluffy and creamy.
Use as a spread, dip, or sauce — enjoy!
BAKED SUPERFOOD FALAFEL
These baked falafels hit the spot when you’re having a craving for some Mediterranean snacks.
Loaded with phytonutrient-rich herbs like parsley, mint and dill and then made even more nutritious with
our Organic Kale Powder. You’ll find these healthy and delicious falafels to be quick and easy.
Makes about 24 falafels
1 can 19 oz garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
1 can 19 oz fava beans (or replace with more garbanzo beans)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2/3 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh mint
1/2 cup fresh dill
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cumin
3 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp oregano
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp Pure Synergy® Organic Kale Powder
2 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a baking sheet with half of the olive oil. Drain and rinse the beans.
Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until it’s a coarse texture.
Make 1.5-inch balls of the mixture then flatten them slightly so they are the shape of patties.
Arrange the falafel on baking sheet and brush tops with remaining olive oil.
Bake until golden brown (about 25 minutes), flipping once.
Serve in pita bread with tahini sauce and veggies, or add them to a salad as a healthy, protein-packed topping.
Growing your own vegetables, fruits, and herbs is beneficial on so many levels…