Krazy About Kale (and all the Benefits of Kale Juice)
Of all the super foods and green giants, kale is THE king of the garden. It’s no secret that kale is one of the healthiest and most nutrient dense foods you can eat. Because of all the amazing benefits, we just have to share them with you. Plus, check out a few of our favorite simple recipes you can try this week. We’re pretty krazy about kale, which is why we include it in our LizzyJays Crisp Greens, Pure Greens and Veggie Mix. Long live Kale Juice!
All About Kale
This all-powerful veggie, kale, is a member of the cabbage family which is related to other cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens and brussels sprouts. There are many different types of kale; the leaves can be green or purple in color, and have either a smooth or curly shape. We juice and bottle up all of it!
Kale Juice Nutrition
One serving of this green king gives you more than the daily quota of vitamin C, twice the amount of your immune-boosting vitamin A (more than carrots) and nearly 7 times the recommended amount of vitamin K. Kale also contains two powerful antioxidants (lutein and zeazanthin) that have been shown to help improve eyesight and is one of the vegetables with the highest ORAC rating (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) which measures a foods’ ability to scavenge free radicals.
A single cup of raw kale (about 67 grams or 2.4 ounces) contains:
- Vitamin A: 206% of the RDA (from beta-carotene).
- Vitamin K: 684% of the RDA.
- Vitamin C: 134% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B6: 9% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 26% of the RDA.
- Calcium: 9% of the RDA.
- Copper: 10% of the RDA.
- Potassium: 9% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 6% of the RDA.
- And it contains 3% or more of the RDA for Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Iron and Phosphorus.
LizzyJays Green Juice
Drinking LizzyJays Juice is one of the easiest (and delicious) ways for your body to absorb kale nutrients. In fact, we include 6 stalks of kale per green juice (approx. 2 servings)! But you can also cook with them, here are a few of our fav recipes!
Kale Recipes- A Royal Roundtable of Y.U.M.
With its sturdy texture and slightly bitter flavor, kale can be a challenge to cook. Not to fear! We’ve compiled a few delicious kale combinations from our favorite websites to give a try! Get ready to turn over a new leaf in your kitchen and try one of these surprisingly tasty kale recipe side dishes today!
1.Easy Kale Chips by Food Network
2.Kale, Radicchio, and Orange Salad from Real Simple
3.Butternut Squash Barley Kale Salad by Yoga Journal
4.Sautéed Kale With Apples and Bacon by Real Simple
5.Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup by Food Network
6.Kale Guacamole by National Kale Day.org
7.Sautéed Peppers and Kale by Organics Spa Magazine
(*all images from recipe source linked above)
Convenient Kale Juice Delivery
Want a convenient way to incorporate kale into your daily diet? We make it easy for you with our new monthly juice subscription service! Simply choose what juice subscription option will suit your needs best and then sit back and enjoy the ease of a regular delivery without having to remember to ever order again. Get your fresh-pressed green juices delivered right to your home or office! Email us at email@example.com for more information.
Nourish your cells with life-sustaining juice and take pride knowing that you’re taking great care of yourself.
Give us a shout with any questions at (973) 532-2707 and order your fresh juice today.