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Kale Salad Exotica

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 11, 2014

(Photo by rocor)
(Photo by rocor)

(Photo by rocor)

Kale is my staple food, and the versatile recipes are endless, so be creative! It is yummy, hearty, loaded with chlorophyll and other valuable nutrients, and is a fast way to curb hunger. Food is like currency to me; before I eat, I always ponder, “Is this valuable currency?” Well, kale is invaluable with tons of Vitamins K, A, and C, and it’s packed with alkalizing minerals for a balanced pH level. Eating kale is like having money in the bank!

The Green Giant

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 11, 2014

(Photo by Robert Carboneau)
(Photo by Robert Carboneau)

(Photo by Robert Carboneau)

Broccoli is a cool-season crop that, like spinach, can be grown in the spring or fall. Broccoli is a chlorophyll-based vegetable that is a part of the cabbage family. It’s loaded with tons of vitamins and minerals, which oxygenate and nourish the body down to the cellular level. In fact, broccoli juice contains two-thirds more vitamin C than cooked broccoli. It also has significant amounts of vitamin A and calcium.

Almond Nectar

By Lauren Von Der Pool | March 11, 2014

(Photo by artizone)
(Photo by artizone)

(Photo by artizone)

Almonds are one of the few high-fat foods that are really good for you. Eating some after a meal can help to reduce the rise of blood sugar. Almonds enable your brain to function more effectively while keeping your hair, skin, and nails beautiful. Almonds also reduce your risk of heart disease and lower bad cholesterol. You may also replace the almonds in this recipe with many other nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains using the same water to food ratio.

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