Kale Fudge Pops: “50 Shades of Kale”

Fifty-Shades-Kale-CoverMy brand new, full-color version of Fifty Shades of Kale, co-authored with Dr. Drew Ramsey is available now in bookstores. Written with a playful nod to its inspiration, FIFTY SHADES OF KALE introduces kale as an enticing seductress whose nutrient powers and mouth-watering flavor make her one sought-after vegetable. The book offers a nutritional overview, kale cooking tips, and a tutorial on the various varieties of kale, as well as 50 delicious ways to have your kale and eat it too, including:
• Breakfast Favorites like as Huevos Rancheros, Blueberry Kale Smoothie, and Cheddar Kale Omelet
• Snacks, Starters, and Sides such as Kale Chips, You Are My Goddess Guacamole, and Hot Bacon Kale
• Vegetables and Grains, including Mushroom and Kale Risotto, Warm Kale with Beets and Ginger, and Cream of Kale Soup
• Meat and Poultry, such as Beef and Kale Tacos, Linguine with Sausage and Kale, and Chicken Enchiladas • Drinks and Desserts like Kalejitos, Cherry Kale Camparis, and Chocolate Chip Kale Cookies

Combining the nutritional science behind a popular superfood with recipes that are inventive and delicious, FIFTY SHADES OF KALE is a cookbook of culinary seduction. Here’s a sneak peak to tempt you: a perfect summer frozen treat.

Kale Fudge PopThese rich, indulgent fudge pops get a boost of fiber thanks to a hearty dose of kale. You might not think of fiber as sexy, but getting adequate fiber can lead to flatter abs and clearer skin. Fiber also helps to maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in your intestinal tract, which promotes immunity and can even enhance your libido. Seconds, anyone?

Serves 8

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
2 cups warm water
1 cup torn kale leaves

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except kale and add the warm water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth and thick. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Place kale in a powerful blender, such as a Blendtec, and blend until very smooth. Stir the kale into the chocolate mixture and divide evenly among 8 ice pop molds and insert ice pop sticks.

Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. The pops will keep for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container in the freezer.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 pop): 127 calories, 2 g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 1 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 8 mg sodium

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