After the indulgences of Summer and the upcoming gluttony of Fall, a stretch of clean eating may be in order before Halloween hits the doorstep. What better way to make this happen than pulling straight from Fall's bounty with some good-for-you kale? Dark leafy greens like kale boost chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract, helping with digestion; the veggie also supports healthy detoxifying functions of the liver, and puts an end to constipation. Clean eating, indeed!
Baked Kale Chips
Who knew detoxing could be so snack friendly? Light and nutty, baked kale chips make a healthy alternative to chips, and satisfy cravings for all things savory, salty, and crispy. Make kale chips work even harder for you by tossing them in curry powder; turmeric promotes healthy liver function, detoxifies the liver, and aids in digestion.
Green Detox Juice
While a liquid only diet is not the smart way to detox, including a nutrient-rich pressed juice into your routine has its benefits. Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder recommends her Glowing Green Smoothie to clients to "rejuvenate skin, fight aging, and increase energy;" she also recommends the juice as part of a healthy weight-loss program. Made up of about 70-percent green vegetables (and 30-percent fruit), this smoothie helps you eat far more kale than you ordinarily could.
Continue reading for another detoxing kale recipe.
Raw Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Eating doesn't get cleaner than YumSugar's recipe for a shredded kale and brussels sprouts salad. Full of good-for-you ingredients, it relies on just a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.