OK, confession time: I'm not a fan of kale.
I know, I know. Kale is by far the Sexiest of the greens and arguably the Sexiest Veggie of them all. It’s low in calories but extremely high in antioxidant vitamins A, C, & K, which fight cancer. And of course fighting cancer is always Sexie. It’s high in calcium, iron, & fiber. It’ll help you detox, it’s heart-friendly, & reduces inflammation.
So why am I not a fan?
Cause kale is so high maintenance! Remember your ex-girlfriend who needed all that attention and pampering? Remember how exhausting that was? Kale is like that.
There are many varieties of kale but every one of them likes a massage. And trust me, you can’t get away without massaging them or letting them luxuriously bathe in some kind of marinade for a while. I’ve tried that. Kale is one tough b**ch and she will hurt you! (Much like your ex-girlfriend)
But I’m up for a challenge. I want to tame this Sexie, leafy, amazon princess. And nothing weakens your opponent like a little intoxication. Lucky for me, the Internet contains a plethora of kale juice cocktails to get me started.
This Kale Ginger Daiquiri from Autumn Giles of Serious Eats sounds like a spicy start.
The Jolly Green Machine by Jessica Reeder of Organic Authority really gets things going.
And if you want to get fancy, make some kale syrup to use in this Kale Cocktail by Danny Bonvissuto of HGTV.
This weekend I'll be heading to some Halloween festivities and I think I'll bring kale as my date. After all kale is the Sexiest.