To say that Zoe Juice Bar is health-conscious would be an understatement. With our focus on juice blends and smoothies made from pure, raw, cold-pressed juice, our Olympia customers benefit from delicious, nutrient-dense treats made from the highest quality of fruits and veggies. One of our favorite ingredients that you will find featured in many of our offerings is Kale. As one of the world’s healthiest foods, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate this awesome leafy green.
Nutrient-Dense for a Multitude of Benefits
Kale is packed with an incredible amount of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including an abundance of Vitamins A, K, and C that exceeds the recommended daily amount. Kale is also a great source of manganese, potassium, magnesium, copper, Vitamin B6, and calcium. For its relatively low calorie count, kale contains a high amount of protein and fiber. Benefits of including kale in your regular diet include reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, improved eyesight, and even support for weight loss. Simply put, kale is one of the healthiest foods around. So why aren’t more people eating it?
How to Eat Kale
As a member of the cabbage family, kale has a tendency to be rather tough in its raw form. This texture turns a lot of people off, which is unfortunate because with just a little preparation the toughness is not an issue. Kale can be softened by massaging the leaves, making it perfect for adding to salads. It can also be pressed or blended to give fruit juices and smoothies a tasty and healthy nutrient infusion. That’s what we love to do here at Zoe Juice bar, where we feature kale in an assortment of smoothies and fruit juices on our menu. Stop by our Olympia juice bar and smoothie shop today!