Cream of Kale and Spinach – A Shot of Vitamins

September 14, 2019
Kale is one of the most amazing and trendy ingredients. This species of cabbage has many health benefits and you can incorporate it into your diet in many different ways.

Kale is a fashionable vegetable because it’s very easy to grow, highly versatile in the kitchen and quite good for your health. Did you know that you can easily make a cream of kale by mixing it with other ingredients? You can also use the leaves in fresh salads, pizzas, and stews. It’s a superfood!

Next, we’ll tell you more about this wonderful and amazing green, together with several ideas on how to turn it into a tasty meal.

The Properties and Benefits of Kale

Kale grows in extreme temperatures and it’s very easy to cultivate. Moreover, its benefits to your health are truly extraordinary.

For example, its vitamin K content represents 648% of the daily requirement for this vitamin…from just one cup. Also, one cup of kale contributes about 206% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A and 134% of your vitamin C needs.

As you can see, this vegetable far exceeds the daily requirements of many vitamins that your body needs.

As if that weren’t enough, it has demonstrated high antioxidant power. This is because kale has a phytonutrient that contributes to the cellular repair of DNA and may reduce the growth of cancer cells.

Plus, there’s more calcium in kale than in milk and more iron than in beef. Thanks to its extraordinary anti-inflammatory properties, the regular consumption of this vegetable may help prevent and even reverse arthritis in addition to certain heart conditions and autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Uses of Kale in the Kitchen

A few heads of cabbage.

In addition to the nutritional and therapeutic properties of kale, it also has a mild and delicious flavor that makes it rather versatile in the kitchen. The caloric intake is very low, so its consumption is quite appropriate in any weightloss diet.

You can prepare salads with the paler and smaller leaves. The greener leaves are great for hot meals such as stews, soups, and creams. The combination of kale and spinach is widely used in cooking. Cream of kale and spinach is a highly nutritious and healthy meal in all of its versions.

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Cream of Kale Recipes

Green Cream

A pot of cream of kale.
When you add spinach to it this cream, it will provide a lot of the essential nutrients and vitamins your body needs.

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz fresh spinach
  • 9 oz of kale
  • 1 leek
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 basil bunch
  • 1 pint of vegetable stock (preferably homemade)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Croutons

Preparation:

  • First, wash the spinach and remove the thicker stems.
  • Then, wash the kale leaves and remove the thicker stems.
  • Next, peel the potatoes and cut them into large cubes.
  • Also, cut the leek into thick slices.
  • Next, sauté the leek for two or three minutes in a hot saucepan with olive oil.
  • Then, add the diced potatoes and continue the stir-fry it for two more minutes.
  • Add the spinach, kale and vegetable stock. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Let it cook until the potatoes are soft. Then, remove it from the heat.
  • Nest, add the basil and blend it to a creamy, smooth mixture.
  • Finally, serve it with croutons. (You can make your own by toasting bread cubes in the oven with olive oil).

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Cream of Kale, Spinach, and Cheese

A bowl of spinach soup.
This cream is a great example of a balanced meal.

Ingredients:

  • 9 oz of kale
  • 9 oz fresh spinach
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 fl. oz vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 oz of fresh cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  • First, wash the kale leaves and remove the thicker stems. Then, chop them as thinly as possible.
  • Next, do the same with the spinach.
  • After, bring the vegetable stock to a boil in a saucepan and add some olive oil, the chopped garlic, and salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Then, add the kale and the spinach to the pot as soon as the water begins to boil and allow it to cook for about 15 minutes.
  • Finally, add the 1/2 cup milk (use a larger amount if necessary). Then, add the chopped fresh cheese when it boils again and let it cook for five more minutes or until the cheese melts.

In addition to enjoying all the nutrients of an ingredient such as kale, you’ll slowly discover and begin to appreciate its flavor. This is an excellent choice for many of the recipes on your daily menu!

We hope you enjoyed this article. You might also enjoy reading this one on healthy vegetables to improve your body mass.

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