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Kale Beast and Oat Mess

20 Aug

So first let me recap my eating from yesterday:

Dinner was a GINORM kale salad beast.

Started out with this:

did you know kale is fabulous for your eyes? our bodies derive a retinal pigment from it 🙂

and had to take off my rings to get down’n’dirty..

ready for biznass

So now the fun stuff. Have you massaged kale before? It’s a serious wrist workout! I swear, I nearly gave myself early carpal tunnel this time. But it’s important because when you bruise the kale leaves, they tenderize and lose some of their too-strong flavor (the Hubs described it as ‘gamey’ once… obviously the veggie equivalent though) and the toughness.

...lower...lower... oh ya, that's the spot, right there!!...

I was using some Trader Joe’s Goddess dressing as the lubricant (gosh, this is getting graphic…), and when it was all tender and about half the previous volume, I added a hefty sprinkle of nutritional yeast, half a teeny avocado, a shower of sunflower seeds and generous portion of black beans for protein.

that's the stuff right thurr

And yes, I ate it all except a few leaves and a tiny pile of beans.

Yesterday was a weird eating day for me. I did not have much opportunity to snack all day, and by the time I felt hungry again after dinner it was too late to really eat anything. Besides, I was quite excited to go pick the Hubs up from the airport– he flew in for the weekend! 🙂

Let’s get on with the day then shall we?

I started the morning with a large glass of homemade cold-brewed iced coffee– SOO GOOD. I will write up a little post on how to do it a little later, as well as the link to the recipe– with a splash of almond milk.

I'll perk you RIGHT up!

Then, I made an oat mess by mixing around a bowl of raw oats, banana slices, 2% Fage greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and honey. Delish.

i taste better than I look, promise!

We’re changing our internet service today, and we have a few chores to take care of, and then it’s DATE NIGHT! Woohoo! ❤

Questions for you:

Have you tried massaged kale yet? How about nutritional yeast?