Kale – the lovechild of the food industry which packs more nutritional punch per calorie than almost any other food on the planet. Rich in beta-carotene, vitamins C and K, and folate – which are all brilliant for your organs, immune system and even your happiness. Kale is also the richest source of carotenoids in the leafy-green vegetable family, making it a top cancer-fighter. Kale helps to regulate estrogen, protects against heart disease, and regulates blood pressure. The calcium in kale is more absorbable by the body than milk (and gram for gram, contains more calcium than milk)! This makes it an excellent choice for both prevention and treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis. So I try to pack a fair bit of it into my diet.
Kale is quite fibrous so it can be difficult for some people to digest which is why making it into this scrummy kale pesto is a great way to eat it. This kale pesto recipe is quick to make, totally delicious and a great way to add extra nourishment to a dish. Dollop it on pasta, soups, courgette noodles, salads, pizzas, spread on toast… It’s so yummy and bursting with flavour and goodness.