ad-dic-tion: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Since I decided to turn my eating around (about the time I started researching and writing my book, about three years ago), I was introduced to kale. Eating kale has been a huge part of my plan for overall well-being ever since.
I sautee’ it with a little olive oil, sea salt, dried cranberries and sliced almonds and eat it with brown rice.
I bake it for ten minutes in the oven–after sprinkling on a little olive and sea salt–and voila’: kale chips. Fab.
It is no exaggeration to say that I eat some form of kale . . . every . . . single . . . day.
Could be worse.
Not only is it delicious, it is the #1 best source of calcium, bar none. Didn’t know that, did you?
Today, I ventured into a store that opened up in my neighborhood about a month ago–Juice Generation. Right there on the menu, there it was: SUPA DUPA GREENS. The ingredients? Spinach, parsley, romaine, cucumber, celery, lemon, apple and . . . KALE.
Love at first site, and first taste. Fresh, green, like sipping spring. Liquid kale. Be still my heart.
While Supa Dupa Greens will never take the place of my beloved sautéed kale . . . it could very easily start to inch it’s way up in the “addiction” line up.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
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