Can I get a “woot, woot” for kale? Anyone? No, okay, okay, I get it. Maybe kale isn’t the sexiest food in the world, but when you look at what kale can do for your body, it IS the sexiest food around and your body can’t get enough of it!
Kale is a nutrient-dense green leafy vegetable that is not only full of vitamins, calcium, folates, healthy omega-3’s and fiber, it can help us build muscle as it helps the body burn and clear out fat. So, if getting lean, fortified and healthier sounds like a good start to 2015, let’s do this Kale Kleanse together!
Get Klean in 2015!
So honestly, kale is my nemesis. I wish so much that I loved everything about the flavor and the texture, but it’s just not my favorite, in spite of the fact that I know how good it is for my body. But, I have found that if I prepare it in some of my favorite things, such as kale pesto, kale-o-mole and kale smoothies, it tastes great! So, it’s my 2015 resolution (and first resolution I can remember) to eat 1.5 lbs of veggies each day, the majority of those being green. I know this nutrient-dense plan will fortify my body in the way it deserves to be fortified. I ask a lot of my body, and this year I’m going to give it my gratitude by giving it nutrient-dense foods.
If you want to join me on my journey, come on! Let’s get started with the Kale Kleanse!
The Kale Kleanse officially begins Monday, January 12, 2015. But start your preparations now by cleaning out your pantry, cutting anything artificial out of your diet, especially colors, sweeteners and MSG and go grocery shopping for clean foods. If you drink coffee, switch to decaf to minimize withdrawal symptoms. Eat gluten free grains, cut refined sugar and no dairy. Starting to clean things up before a cleanse can really help you feel better during your cleanse.
Tell me how you’re getting ready to start your Kale Kleanse. I’d love to hear your favorite kale recipes and what you might like to see during the kleanse.