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.
A farmer at the local farmer's market this summer told me the nutrients in Kale are fat soluable and can be extracted by frying in oil. I've been eating Kale raw for a couple of years and my refrigerator is always stocked. It feels really replenishing to me. I like to make a marinated kale salad using flax oil, liquid aminos, garlic and almond butter. The raw fats seem to tame the sharp flavor well.
For juicing, I've recently discovered this recipe from "Real Food, Real World"
8 to 10 large kale leaves
1/2 bunch parsley
3 stalks celery
I've been making it with a whole apple and I add a peice of fresh ginger. I suppose this isn't really a smoothy, but since kale was mentioned and kale is a personal favorite of mine (eaten raw) I wanted to mention it.