Originally Posted by elainevdw
I had no idea kale could be eaten raw! I thought it was one of those vegetables that you had to at least lightly steam.
be eaten raw...but I don't really recommend it. I've tried it many times but it just doesn't taste very good... unless the growing conditions of the kale were just right. Even then it's not all that great if it's raw.
One thing to add to all this...If you want to cram a LOT of greens into your diet, blended salads are pretty good and can sometimes be a little bit more appealing than a smoothie when it comes to greens. It's basically where you blend or process the greens into a bit of a thicker mixture than a smoothie and eat it like a thick soup...kind of like gazpacho.
The avocado mix recommended above would work well by adding some good flavored vinegar...also I've done a sweeter version I read about with bananas, baby greens, a little orange juice, then mix in some sweet vinegar like pear vinegar, fig vinegar, etc....then put it in a bowl and sprinkle some nuts and raisins in it.