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Kale Green Smoothie

Kale is considered a “superfood” and a great addition to any healthy diet.  If you want to read up more detail about kale, try the Worlds Healthiest Foods article here.

Kale is low in calories and high in fibre, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A, folate and magnesium, among others.  It is full of antioxidants and is a great anti-inflammatory food.  It also has proven cholesterol-lowering benefits.  However, it is important to note that if you have a thyroid condition, you need to be careful about consuming raw kale on a regular basis due to its goitrogenic effect, which can hinder thyroid function.  You can read about Kale and its effect on your thyroid here.  You can read more about Goitrogens in this article from PaleoHacks, which covers the subject well.

I always avoided it because the first time I tried it, “grass” was the first thing that came to mind.  Not at all appealing.  Turns out  I was just preparing it wrong.  While it looks much like silverbeet, it does require a little extra finesse.Read More »Kale Green Smoothie

Grain Free Lebanese Tabouli

Tabouli is a highly nutrient dense salad that originated in the Arab world and usually uses bulgur (also bulghur, burghul or bulgar), which is wheat. My version is grain free and is based on an authentic recipe taught to me by my Lebanese in-laws.