Kale. Ever try it? Disgusting, isn’t it? I’ve tried it baked in the oven to make “chips”, in smoothies, and by itself. It’s gross. It gets stuck in your teeth and it’s hard to swallow.
I know it’s good for you, It’s in the cabbage family, and it’s very high in vitamins A, B6, C and K. And it’s high in iron. But I just don’t like it. Sorry kale.
But then my entire world was rocked!!!!
One day I was walking through the new “healthy” section of my local grocery store and on the very bottom shelf I saw a nice, clear package with leafy green things inside. Kale. Raw kale. Brads Raw Leafy Kale. With vegan cheese? What in the name of all that is holy is vegan cheese? Well, this is apparently made with cashews. I have heard about cashew cheese since changing my diet to a more primal one, but we do still eat dairy and I’ve never tried cashew cheese. Anyway…
I was very intrigued. My husband told me I was insane for spending over $7 on a small box of my most hated leafy vegetable. But I bought a box of the “Naked” ones, came home, and tried it. 10 minutes later, I had finished the entire box! There’s quite a bit in here too. (I’m munching on some now). I felt like I had just eaten something naughty, but instead it was as if I had eaten a big salad.
This stuff isn’t limp and floppy like raw kale. It’s dehydrated at a low temperature to achieve a wonderful crispy texture, while still holding all of it’s super powers. I will never try to make kale chips again, unless I try it in my dehydrator.
I have tried EVERY flavor Brad’s has to offer. The one I expected to hate has become my second favorite… their “Pina-Kale-Ada”. Something about sweet pineapple, banana an coconut on a kale leaf just didn’t sit right with me. I carefully opened the package and tried one, expecting to want to spit it out. Once again… 10 minutes later… empty container with no regrets! The “Naked” is still my favorite, but they’re all REALLY good!!!! And now I see they are coming out with Onion Rings! OMG I will have to get my hands on some of those!!!!! I hope my store carries it. I’m not patient enough to wait for shipping.
Since my first container, I have gone back to buy at least 5 more, and I just got a box of another 5 I ordered online. I think i’m addicted! But hey, there are worse things I could be addicted to.