What’s Up With Kale Bashing?

kale-chart-2

I’m a fan of Kale.  I drink cold pressed juice a couple of times a day that has kale in it among other things.  I cook with it and use it in salads.  Not always the case…in fact, the first juice JET and I tried that we made with kale was unspectacular, to say the least…..we barely managed to drink it down.  It is definitely an acquired taste, one that we now happily enjoy…

Lately, it seems that there are numerous articles and other attempts to discredit kale and its nutritional properties.  I don’t understand or agree with negativity in general.  Too much of a good thing is usually not a good thing, but good things in moderation are indeed good.  We consume 6 bunches of kale per week as part of our daily juice component of our nutrition. This is 2.5 – 3 lbs per week incorporated into roughly 3 gallons of juice for the week.  This translates roughly into 1 18 ouce bottle per day for JET and 2 18 oz bottles per day for me.  Hardly overdoing it.

Since beginning this journey 18 months ago, we both hasve lost significant weight and kept it off, feel great, seem to be able to fight off colds much better, sleep better, and never feel bloated, fatigued or tired.  My doc said to keep up whatever we are doing, and we plan to….I’ll leave the criticisms to the naysayers…

Friday, February 20, 2015

Drinks

36 oz cold pressed apple-carrot-kale-cucumber-parsnip-turmeric juice

20 oz black coffee

96 oz water

Eats

1/2 cup quinoa flakes cooked in filtered water

2 handfuls raw mixed nuts

handful raisins

large salad made with arugula, thinly sliced red onion, portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots and a little bit of feta and gorgonzola cheese ( I know, not vegan, but it’s OK), topped by a drizzle of EVOO, fig balsamic, lemon juice, cracked pepper and a bit of sea salt

1.5 bowls of Tall Guy Navy Bean, quinoa and rice soup

Handful tortilla chips

Exercise

Not today…

Sleep

7.2 hours, 94% efficiency, 2 hrs deep sleep, feeling rested

Overall Feeling

Ready for an active weekend…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s