This quick and simple recipe will take you into the halls of Kale University where an abundance of health wisdom is waiting to be unlocked. As part of the ‘Color Cure Recipe Series’ David “Avocado” Wolfe illuminates the benefits of the well known green/purple leafy vegetable, kale.
Kale is one of the best sources of an important blood building vitamin, K1. Vitamin K1 is a yellow compound! Kale not only has an abundance the obvious green chlorophyll molecules, but also contains yellows like K1, B9, folate and lutein, oranges like beta carotene and zeaxanthin, and even purple anthocyanin! Being part of the brassica genus, kale contains geno-protective nutrients like indole 3 carbinol and DIM (Diindolylmethane) which may help protect the body from xenoestrogenic compounds found in plastics. We sell a product at the Longevity Warehouse called Estroguard containing higher concentrations of both those geno-protective nutrients found in brassicas.
The next ingredient, cucumber, is added with the skin which contains not only green chlorophyll but also yellow/oranges like lutein, zeaxanthin, and beta carotene. Cucumber is high in silica which is known for enhancing beauty by contributing to healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Then to add some protein and fat to this mix David throws some soaked cashews in. Bringing in a fat element is really important for the absorption of the fat soluble caroteniods and anthocyanin.
Next is pineapple. Loaded with the potent enzyme bromalain pineapple adds not only a wonderful sweetness to this drink but massively helps with the complete digestion and assimilation of all the nutrients. David goes on to mention how beneficial pineapples can also be for sore throats, which makes it an indispensable food for singers, actors, teachers, and anyone who uses their voice for a living. Pineapple is also loaded with vitamin C and more of the yellow lutein pigments.
Luetin is one of the best possible substances we can be consuming for our eyes! Lutein is a super antioxidant that gives color to our food but also help to establish a healthy and protected nervous system; especially our eyes.
This recipe is finished off with a pinch of the David Wolfe Foods Icelandic Flake Salt, which helps to draw out the beautiful nutrients contained in the rest of the ingredients, and a blend of spring water and coconut water.
- Kale – 2-4 leaves torn up with stem
- Cucumber – 1/2 cup sliced with skin
- Cashews – 3/4 cup soaked
- Pineapple – 1/2 chopped without skin
- Icelandic Salt – 1/2 tsp
- Coconut water/spring water – 1 liter
Blast all ingredients in the Nutribullet Rx or similar high powered blender and enjoy!
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