The kale in my garden has exploded! We’re not quite eating it fast enough. Kale as well as other leafy greens are super foods and should be a regular part of a child’s diet. One cup of chopped kale contains 33 calories and 9% of the daily value of calcium, 206% of vitamin A, 134% of vitamin C, and a whopping 684% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
And because the most common way we use kale is in ice creams and smoothies, I freeze it! I will pick the kale in my garden, rinse, and pull the thick stems off of it. Then, place on a baking sheet to freeze, and add it to a freezer safe bag.
I will also purchase a bag of baby kale from Costco, and put the entire bag straight into the freezer.
After freezing, it gets crumbly, but that’s OK! We take a handful, or a cup full and it to the smoothie. The crumblier it is, the easier it is to blend with the rest of our ingredients. This is the last of my baby kale from Costco- gotta make room for the large leaf garden kale!
So, with our abundance of frozen kale on hand, as well as a bag of spinach, we created several green ice cream treats! Choose one to try today- your kids will LOVE THEM!