Shaved Kale Avocado Salad
This is one of my favorite salads from Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet book.
It’s so easy to throw together and makes a delicious, healthy lunch!
All you have to do is throw some kale, tomato, chopped black olives and mashed avocado in a bowl. Add a pinch of sea salt, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a spritz of lemon juice.
Use your hands to mash it all together and wilt the kale.
Whole grain toast with peanut butter and coconut spread and coconut shavings.
Grapes on the side.
If you haven’t read this book, I highly reccommend it. Kris Carr is an amazing author and her book has literally changed the way I treat myself (physically, mentally, and spiritually).
I will be following the 21 day adventure cleanse in the book for the next three weeks.
The cleanse involves healthful living by eating whole foods, no sugar, no gluten, plenty of water, and lots of fresh juices. The cleanse also encourages daily mantras, meditation, exercise, time in nature, exfoliation, plenty of rest, and positive self talk.
The cleanse requires listening to my body and mind and doing what’s best for me.
Through the next few weeks I will be following the cleanse with the exception of the gluten rule. I eat very little gluten and will be minimizing it even more, but will not be cutting it out completely because I don’t feel like that’s right for me.
Today is actually day two of the cleanse for me, but I will be doing an update post for yesterday and today soon.
Be on the lookout for more to come. :)
I’ve been working long hours all week, and in order to stay healthy I needed to plan ahead.
I packed my lunch and snacks every single day.
One of my packed lunches looks something like this—
A salad of greens, tomato, onion, and sprouts.
Grapes and cherries.
Baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and cherry tomatoes.
(The green container holds oil and vinegar for the salad).
Tortilla (for the salad).
I also had a peach and homemade fruit and nut bar not pictured.
Doesn’t my lunch look delicious?
Avocado, spinach, and tomato sandwich on Ezekiel bread (lightly toasted) with kiwi.
I found Ezekiel bread when I was grocery shopping and I was so excited! I’d never tried Ezekiel bread but I heard it is amazing. And now, I’m absolutely in love! It’s organic, sugar free, and so yummy!
Bonus round—Ezekiel bread even carries some gluten free breads. Yum.
Green juice for breakfast—
3 apples, 2 stalks of celery, 1/2 a lemon, 1/2 a cucumber, and lots of kale!
Dinner last night was my version of the Buddha Bowl from Kris Carr’s book “Crazy Sexy Diet”.
Brown rice, kidney beans, carrots, broccoli, olives, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and red onion with avocado.
Mostly raw and so delicious!
Tomato, avocado, and microgreens on (my new favorite) rye bread.
Oh, and I had herbal tea too. Yum.
Started my day right with a green smoothie.
Kale, peach, banana, and a cup of frozen mixed fruit.
Delicious green juice (spinach, celery, lemon, and Granny Smith apple) and a wheatgrass shot from my favorite local juice bar—The Main Squeeze.
Amazing and nutritious.