Over the past year, I've been attacked by more illnesses (and lost the battle) than I have in the past four years combined. As such, my fiancee has made it a point to ensure that more vegetables enter my life. More specifically, she's ensuring that more kale enters my life. Given that she has one of the most intense immune systems I know of - and the fact that she's a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach - I'm all ears.You see, Kale is a rockstar vegetable. Not only does it provide cardiovascular support, detox the body, regulate our anti-inflammatory processes, fight cancer, and provide a whopping dose of Vitamin A, C, and K, but it also tops the charts with its antioxident capacity. Seriously, it's number one among the vegetables, at least according to the best known ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) rating. What this all boils down to is this: when enemy ships (disease, cancer-imposing agents, free-radicals, etc.) enter your body, all of the antioxidants and phytochemicals you've ingested from kale act as homing missiles to completely destroy the incoming enemy ships.
I actually can't take credit for that analogy, as Kelsey is the one that gave it to me (I wasn't going to acquiesce to her request of eating more kale until she told me the kale would give me internal homing missiles....then I was all ears, obviously).
Anyway, now to point. This past Sunday, we made a DELICIOUS kale dish that I wanted to share with you all. It's super easy, actually tastes good, and will provide you with the aforementioned homing missiles to fight off not-so-friendly organisms trying to attack your body. Here's how to do it:
(^^^Yes, you read that right^^^)
Ingredients: Garlic, Red Onions, Peanut Butter (the magic maker), Kale, and Oil (we used coconut).
- Heat coconut oil in a frying pan.
- Add garlic (minced) and red onions (chopped) and let simmer for a few minutes.
- Throw in a ton of kale leaves.
- Toss in ten a few tablespoons of peanut butter
- Stir around until the peanut butter melts over the kale and everything is thoroughly mixed.
- Give a high five to your cooking partner (preferably a member of the opposite sex).
Seriously, this tasted amazing and makes for a perfect side dish (or a dish all on its own, depending on how hungry you are). Not to mention, your immune system is now armed with the best defense system in the world.