Health Benefits of Kale

Kale is related to the cabbage family along with broccoli and brussel sprouts. They are classified as cruciferous vegetables and are thought to decrease tumor growth in cancers such as Bladder ,Breast, Colon, Ovary and Prostate. Researchers have found 45 different Flavonoids, giving it anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-cancer benefits.

A great way to incorporate Kale into your diet is in a cool, refreshing summer smoothie. Try this recipe with fresh local raspberries.

Raspberry Kale Smoothie

1 cup Frozen Raspberries

3-4 Kale Leaves

2 dates

1 – 1 ½ cup Water or Almond Milk

1 Banana

4-5 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy!