Posted in Breakfast, Fitmixer Boot Camp, Kale, Smoothie's, tagged Fitmixer Boot Camp, Fitmixer Protein Shake, Kale Chips, Kale Smoothie, Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Tofu, Udon Noodles on May 21, 2012 |
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We had amazing weather this weekend. I did so much yard work and gardening. I’m sore, tired and hot. Here’s a few of the eats I enjoyed over the weekend.
This is not my first time adding Kale to a smoothie, a while back I did a post called Keeping Up with Kale. I enjoy adding greens to my smoothie, you get a nice color and it adds a little texture.
Added to my Fitmixer protein powder, makes a nice think shake.
This is my third kale smoothie this week, yummy.
After blending the kale leaves become tiny flecks.
For dinner I used the rest of the kale for Kale Chips. I used my toaster oven, it works great for small batches, if I have a large batch I use the oven.
- Preheat oven to about 375*
- Tear the leaves off the thick stems into bite size pieces. Spread out on baking sheet
- Drizzle with about 2 tsp of olive oil
- Season with your favorite spices
- Bake for about 15 minutes, until edges are brown and kale is crispy
Also roasted up some Tofu and Cauliflower. I love this combo because they can be roasted at the same time. 425* for 25 minutes. We also had a side of Udon noodles.
We ate dinner on the deck again tonight, I love dining outdoors, plus I wanted to take in all the work I had done, I love doing yard work and gardening. I am really excited to pick out all my annual flowers for pots which I plan on planting over the Memorial Day Holiday. I will be posting a lot of flower pictures this summer.
Question of the Day: Do you eat outside on nice days?
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Posted in Fresh Ideas, Kale, Recipes, Smoothie's, tagged frozen blueberries, Kale Smoothie, Keeping Up with Kale Smoothie, Swanson Health Products, Swanson Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Swanson Organic Milled Flax Seed on February 29, 2012 |
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So I am so excited to share this recipe. Even thought it’s cold here in Michigan sometimes you just have to have a smoothie.
Just by looking at this picture, you probably don’t see the green specks of goodness, but this smoothie bowl has not one but two types of greens in it.
Keeping Up with Kale Smoothie
- 1 Cup So Delicious Coconut Milk
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder
- 1 Handful Kale
- 1 Handful Spinach
- 1/2 Frozen Banana (can also use fresh)
- 1 Handful Frozen Blueberries (can also use fresh)
- 1 Tablespoon Milled Flax seed
- 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
Side Note: If you use all fresh fruits instead of frozen add an ice-cube or two.
Blend for about a minute and enjoy.
I keep lots of frozen fruits on hand for smoothies. It makes it really convenient to be able to go to the freezer and have a selection of frozen fruits already portioned in snack size bags.
Look at all the specks of goodness. Now I could not taste the kale or spinach, but I felt the texture which I really liked, the flavor that jumped out at me was the nutty flavor from the Organic Milled Flax Seed, it was a perfect addition to this smoothie.
This was my first time adding coconut oil to a smoothie, and it really gave it a silky texture. There are many health benefit’s from coconut oil, but the one that interests me the most is the fact that it is metabolized quickly so it’s used as an energy source rather than being stored as fat. I have also read that it keeps you fuller longer and helps to control sugar cravings. Thanks to my friends over at Swanson Health Products I get to try these items in lots of recipes and explore new flavors.
Rating this smoothie is easy, this is a Keeper. I want to try different fruits next time with the kale and spinach and see if the taste changes.
Question of the day: Greens in your smoothie Yeah or Nay?
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