With so many greens available at this time of year it's fun to try some of the more exotic types. A fabulous favourite of mine is dinosaur kale, a.k.a. lacinato kale, black kale, Italian kale, Tuscan cabbage – the list goes on!
The moniker "dinosaur kale" came to be because it was thought that the bumpy surface of this variety's leaves is said to resemble dinosaur skin, and the curvature of the leaves resembles Tyrannosaurus Rex arms. Ah, the sweet imagination of the Italians!
Imagine this: dinosaur kale blended with fresh market peaches and frozen mango. The result is something even a carnivorous T-Rex couldn't say no to. This particular blue-green kale is rich with protein, chloropyll, vitamins K, A and C and organosulfur phytonutrients linked to cancer prevention. Add some hemp and flax and you've got a complete meal.
Time to turn it into reality.