One of my favorite power foods is Kale! Not only because I enjoy the taste, but Kale is loaded with a number of benefits.
A single cup of raw kale meets the following Daily Value (DV) health goals:
Vitamin A: 206% of the DV (from beta-carotene)
Vitamin K: 684% of the DV
Vitamin C: 134% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 9% of the DV
Manganese: 26% of the DV
Calcium: 9% of the DV
Copper: 10% of the DV
Potassium: 9% of the DV
Magnesium: 6% of the DV
It also contains 3% or more of the DV for vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), iron and phosphorus. For a combined total of 33 calories, 6 grams of carbs (2 of which are fiber) and 3 grams of protein.
Eating more kale is an excellent way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet.
Start by trying this delicious Kale chip recipe infused with Lemon Essential Oil.
Kale chips are a delicious, easy, and inexpensive way to get more greens into your diet. Try this recipe for original flavored kale chips or spice them up with other herbs and essential oils for more options. Try garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and Lemon oil for an Italian twist, or cumin and Lime oil for Mexican-style chips.
1 large bunch kale, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 drops Lemon oil
Salt & pepper
Preheat oven to 200° F.
Wash and dry kale thoroughly.
Combine olive oil and Lemon oil in large mixing bowl.
Add kale and toss. Make sure kale is well coated with oils.
Once coated, place on baking sheet in single layer.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake on the center rack for 45–50 minutes or until crispy.
Tip: Keep an eye on the smaller pieces and take them out if they are done earlier; otherwise they will burn.