D I N N E R ; steak & kale

dinner, kale, steak

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Eating clean means A LOT of protein for me… especially meat. It may be a little scary how much I enjoy and appreciate a delicious piece of steak, but I really can’t help myself.

Tonight’s dinner sat on a bed of long grain white rice (brown rice is definitely the healthier option, but once in a while it’s okay to make an exception); a thin cut steak topped with cooked kale made for an exceptionally tasty meal. This would be my ideal post workout meal, substituting the white rice for brown rice, salad, or steamed mixed veges. It would also make for a hearty lunch, whether it be for work or home.

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I’ve been incorporating a lot more kale into my meals since I started eating clean… kale salad is by far my favourite way to eat this darling superfood, but cooked kale goes really well with meat dishes. I like to think of cooked kale as a garnish, adding a contrasting flavour to the meat’s taste while also adding beautiful embellishments to it’s colour.

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B R U N C H ; peach smoothie & avocado

avocado, brunch, smoothie

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Avocados are considered a superfood… they have so many incredible health benefits even the kind of fat they contain helps with weight loss. As I mentioned in previous posts, there are so many different ways to use, prepare and eat this fruit. Have you ever tried avocado pudding? My family has been eating this stuff for years – so I had to share it with you. Unbelievably creamy and smooth, this avocado pudding is surprisingly filling as well.

Avocado Pudding

  • 4-5 fresh avocados
  • Milk – just enough to immerse the avocados
  • Sugar or Stevia- use at your own discretion, the more you use the sweeter it will be
  • *blend all ingredients until creamy smooth*

Experimenting with smoothies is something I truly enjoy – this peach smoothie was delightfully good considering it was the first time I used lemonade in the mix. The three main ingredients include 2 sliced fresh peaches, 2 tablespoons of plain 0% Greek yogurt and Tropicana lemonade to fill the serving. I will probably be making this smoothie quite a bit this summer… the perfect drink for a hot summers day.

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B R E A K F A S T ; chocolate banana protein

bananas, breakfast, cereal

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After a hectic birthday weekend in terms of the food that I ate, I was in need of a nutritionally packed breakfast to get back on track.

My Monday morning cereal did just the trick… with Special K Protein cereal, Almond Fresh chocolate milk and a sliced banana, I felt rejuvenated and ready to tackle the upcoming month of March. This cereal is another example of what happens when I mix some of my favourite healthy foods together…

Ever since I started drinking Almond Fresh chocolate milk, I haven’t been able to put regular milk in my cereal because the chocolate milk just tastes so damn good lol! There is absolutely no need for added sugar, but if you are looking for additional sweetness, try adding a sliced banana like I did here. Fruit’s natural sugar is always a healthier alternative than processed sugar or sweetener.

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Spices are a genius way to add unexpected flavour to your meals. I almost always sprinkle some kind of spice, herb or seasoning on top of a meal…and this breakfast was no exception. As an added kick, I sprinkled pumpkin spice seasoning on the bananas after slicing them… the aroma of the bananas and spice alone were mouth watering. It felt unbelievably great to start my 26th year with a clean meal, knowing there will be many more to follow.

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