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Fitness and motivation, Food and nutrition, Health and happiness / March 02, 2016

Super Greens Showdown: Kale Vs. Spinach

Kale vs. Spinach

They are both green. They are both full of goodness. But which one is the greatest green full of goodness?

It's a perfect day*, you've woken up at 6am and are whizzing up a green smoothie full of nutrients to fuel your morning workout. But which leafy green should you use as a base for your smoothie? 

Now this isn't like the battle between burger and fries, both spinach and kale are full of nutrients and a great source of vitamins and iron. But which one takes the edge as greatest green of all?

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The Verdict

Let's face it, when it comes to greens, you can't really go wrong. But in this case, kale has a one up on spinach with it's higher levels of protein, and mind boggling amounts of vitamin A and C. For the cost concious amongst us, it's also slightly cheaper and denser - so less is more in terms of serving sizes. Sorry Popeye. But let's face it -  there is not much in it. When it comes down to it, both whack a good dose of healthy awesomeness so you can't really go wrong!

*Disclaimer: If your "perfect" is to lie in till 10am, take a rest day and a breakfast of bacon and eggs, that sounds pretty perfect to us too!

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Lisa

Written by Lisa

Coming from being a professional dancer, I transitioned into fitness because I couldn't stay still! In addition to partner management at MoveUSA, I teach fitness classes throughout NYC and spend my time eating, sleeping and breathing fitness! When not thinking about fitness, I'm taking a business course at FIT NYC. What keeps me motivated? Wanting to live the healthiest life possible and de-stress the natural way ;)

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