Sweet Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Parmesan

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This is 100% my favorite salad of all time (currently). I’ve literally been eating it night and day for the past two weeks and I still can’t get enough of it!

Anddddd, besides being leafy green and delicious, it takes two seconds to make (you can even pre-make the dressing and keep it in a bottle for easy access then all you have to do is make the vegan parm and you’re set). It’s the perfect way to have a delicious healthy side salad/meal in minutes. AND IT’S SO GOOD. I made the Oh She Glows Butternut Squash with this nutty parmesan substitute and ever since I’ve just been putting it in everything.

I hope you enjoy, my peeps!

Sweet Massaged Kale Salad with Vegan Parmesan

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped coarsely and massaged
  • ¼ c golden raisins
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Oh She Glows Almond-Pecan Parmesan

  • ¼ c almonds
  • ¼ c pecans
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional Yeast
  • ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch sea salt

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add your kale and give it a few squeezes to “massage” it. This breaks it down a bit and makes it less bitter. Add the golden raisins.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 2 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, and pepper and whisk to combine.
  3. Place all ingredients for the Oh She Glows Almond-Pecan Parmesan in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are in tiny chunks.
  4. Add the “parmesan” and dressing and toss to combine. Enjoy!

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Pink Pitaya Empower Smoothie Bowl

pink pitaya empower smoothie bowl

Guess what today is!!!!

Okay yeah so it’s a measely ole’ Wednesday, August 15th to be exact. What’s so special about that?

WELL. Today just so happens to mark my 100th blog post WOOHOOOOOO!!!!! So I’ve decided to post about my favorite thing to eat of all time. Ever since my tongue first tasted pink pitaya, I knew we were destined to be in each other’s lives forever and ever. Since moving to Edmonton, however, the pink pitaya is scarce due to it being a tropical fruit and Edmonton being far from a tropical climate.

However, on the off chance when I am able to get my hands of some of that pretty pink stuff, I devour every last bite because it’s SO FREAKIN GOOD and good for you!!! So 100th post, i dedicate to you pink pitaya (the highest of all honors).

Okay Bailey, that’s cool and all, but what even is the stuff? Pink pitaya (sometimes referred to as dragonfruit) is the fruit of a cactus grown usually in California, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. There are two types, white flesh and pink flesh on the inside, both spotted with tiny black seeds. The white fleshed dragonfruit is very common to find in supermarkets, however the pink fleshed dragonfruit is my personal favorite as I find it much sweeter and more flavorful than its white fleshed counterpart.

Now what’s so great about this fruit, you ask? WELL lemme spit some knowledge at ya about pitaya:

  • low in calories
  • high in antioxidants
  • rich in proteins, fiber, a wealth of vitamins and minerals, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 (healthy fats)
  • high levels of vitamin C help boost immunity
  • helps detoxify the body by flushing out toxins and waste metals
  • boosts your metabolism and aids in digestion
  • way too many more benefits to list!

So celebrate my 100th post with me by doing your body (and taste buds) a favor and make this smoothie bowl right now!!!!!!

Pink Pitaya Empower Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen Pitaya Plus dragonfruit
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • ¼ cup of your favorite granola (I use Oh She Glow’s Mocha Empower Glow Bars crumbled up)
  • fresh chopped bananas and strawberries
  • Barney Butter Chocolate Almond Butter
  • a drizzle of raw honey

Directions

  1. Add the frozen items and cashew milk to a high-powered blender and blend until thick, creamy, and smooth.
  2. Pour the contents into a bowl and top with the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!


Triple Layered Strawberry Pitaya Chia Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

triple layered strawberry pitaya chia breakfast smoothie bowl

Ok guys. You all know my extreme breakfast addiction is so real, and sometimes I just absolutely cannot decide what I want to eat! There’s so many good options when it comes to breakfast. I mean there’s pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, eggs, chia seed pudding, smoothie bowls, banana bread, muffins, need I continue?

Well I decided I’d take it upon myself to combine some of my favorite breakfast things into one triple layered breakfast bowl so now I don’t have to decide! I can just have everything I want in one bowl!

GENIUS!!!!!

Yes, yes I know, I’m a breakfast innovator. How have I not been discovered and recognized for my absolute breakfast brilliance yet? I’m not sure either.

Anddddd this recipe is SO SIMPLE. All you need to do is a little meal prep the night before to get your chia seed pudding going and then BOOM you just need to wake up and devour the beautiful bowl of nutritious deliciousness.

This bowl has exactly what you need to start your day off right with omega-3’s, LOADS of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and so much more! You’ll have so much energy from all the natural plant-based ingredients that you’ll be a whole new you. Now if that ain’t something to woo about then I don’t know what is! WOOOOOO!!!!! (Can you tell I just ate this bowl?)

Okay enough of my nonsense. It’s time to get all this healthy tastiness into your body! Enjoy my peeps 🙂

Triple Layered Strawberry Pitaya Chia Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

  • Servings: 2 bowls
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    Chia Seed Pudding

  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Strawberry Pitaya Smoothie

  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen cauliflower
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp freeze dried pitaya powder (I use Hybrid Herbs)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • a drizzle of honey
  • Strawberry layer

  • ¼ cup Bites By Bai’s 3-Ingredient Refined-Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Jam (or your favorite strawberry jam)
  • Toppings

  • fresh fruit
  • your favorite granola (I am using Oh She Glow’s Mocha Empower Glow Bars crumbled up)
  • a drizzle of raw honey

Directions

  1. In a mason jar or Tupperware container, combine all ingredients for the chia seed pudding and mix thoroughly. I usually put the lid on and shake to mix!
  2. Place the chia seed pudding mixture in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight to thicken up.
  3. Once your chia seed pudding is thick, you can make the smoothie layer by placing all ingredients for the smoothie in a high-powered blender. Blend until thick and creamy.
  4. Place half of the strawberry jam in the bottom of each bowl followed by half the chia seed pudding and then half the smoothie bowl. Top with fresh fruit, granola, and honey. Enjoy!