2 cups currents or raisins (I didn’t use raisins at the demo)
½ cup pure lime juice
½ cup orange juice
2 cups walnuts
Wash, de-stem, and schiffinade kale
Chop using either a food processor S blade, or a knife and cutting board, half of the bunches of scallion, dill, and mint
Deseed pomegranates (with a large spoon, banging on the outside of 1/2 of the fruit so the seeds just fall into your palm)
Blend juice, dates, and the other half of the bunches of green onion, dill, and mint
Massage dressing into kale thoroughly with gloved or very very clean hands
Using tongs, mix in nuts and pomegranate seeds
Serve chilled ❤
Check it out! Only 2 cups of kale has plenty of:
calcium for strong bones
vitamin K for heathy blood
vitamin A makes for night vision like a superhero and also is able to defend your cell integrity, like
vitamin C in acting like an antioxidant to not only keep you from getting sick! But antioxidants may also prevent cell damage that could result in pre-mature aging (wrinkles), cancer, heart disease, muscle soreness from exercise, and a slew of other health issues!
folate which is essential for proper DNA production and healthy cell formation
potassium to keep your muscles and nerves communicating properly (yes this includes your heart muscle!)
fiber to keep your gut happy as well as stabilize blood sugar and help with weight maintenance by helping you to feel satisfied. Oh KALE YES
Guys: If you have trouble making healthy choices, chances are you are struggling with the ladies, too. Check out this list, and think twice about that fried double bacon beef burger crap (that actually leads to impaired blood flow) they call “man food”.
1. They look good naked. Obviously, health conscious guys like to take care of themselves, but they don’t just do the whole buff brick-head lifting thing. They are aware of the benefits of endurance training as well, and let’s just say ladies: I hope you can handle it.
2. They are confident: The crap his friends give him for bringing a kale smoothie to class doesn’t faze this guy. He doesn’t need the approval of others to dictate his actions.
3. They know how to have fun. You can be confident that going with him to the bars won’t be embarrassing for either of you. You will not have to worry about taking care of him after a night out and he will be a fun date to try new things with and go on your own fun adventurous with throughout the day.
….Whoever said you needed to give up ____ to be healthy, never heard of mindful eating. Whether trying to lose weight, combat cravings, or simply enjoy food even more, the benefits to mindful eating are endless.
Learn to Stop Mindless Eating
As a senior studying dietetics who has learned the hard way that taking the stress out on my food never helps the way I want it to, I am beyond excited to share this short video that I put together for my Nutrition Communications class so you can start achieving your life-long health goals with mindful eating.
Find Out: What Is Mindful Eating?
Pause, take a deep breath, and flex your savor muscle. Just like any skill, it takes practice to get good at it. It is asking yourself, what does the food look like? Where did it come from? Why am I eating it? What does it smell like…sound like…feel like? Do I like it? What do I like about it? How does it feel when I chew it? Is it crunchy? Moist? Hot?
Get Advice From An Expert
I incorporated knowledge from the professor who initially taught me about mindful eating, Rachel Clark, MS, RD, CSST into the video. She taught me how mindful eating is about eating without distractions or negative judgement, and enjoying the foods you like with acceptance.
Will it be effective for you?
Would you believe that people actually make healthier choices and have effortless weight loss when they eat whatever they want whenever they want, mindfully?
At least once a day, practice mindful eating.
This means stop, and do nothing, but eat. Yes, turn off the t.v., close the laptop, and take even just 5 minutes to enjoy it. Pay attention and appreciate its taste and texture, and be grateful for the food and where it came from.