Alana’s Tuesday Tip: Kale Yeah!

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You already know we LOVE kale!  This week, Alana’s Tuesday Tip will help keep your kale fresh even longer than you can imagine.  It’s super easy, too.  But first, you need to know that it’ll take up a significant amount of space, so clear out those leftovers ahead of time!

Ready?  Wash your kale and dry it THOROUGHLY in your trusty salad spinner. Then, add a small amount of clean water to the bowl of the spinner, put the basket of washed and dried kale back in the bowl, cover it with the spinner lid, and pop it in the fridge.  BOOM!  That’s it.  It’s important to make sure that the water in the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the beautifully cleaned and spin-dried greens in the basket, though.  Speaking of greens, this method will probably work with leafy vegetables other than kale, too.

Let us know how this works out for you, and please feel free to share your kale storage tips in the comments, because of course WE LOVE THIS STUFF!

-Alana (via Viv)

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Super Simple Smoothie (You Can Customize)!

imageWe LOVE smoothies!  I could replace a meal with a smoothie every day for the rest of my life.  I won’t, but I could.

Today’s post is a quick and easy one.  I’ll share my smoothie “recipe,” which is really all about proportions, and give you ideas for how to customize it to your preference.  What I LOVE about this is how much less expensive it is to make smoothies at home, and how much more (potentially) nutritious your blended fruit and juice drink can be when you control what goes in it!

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-Viv

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Kale Salad with Beets, Avocado, and Orange

imageWe LOVE this salad!

I know kale is super trendy, but I don’t care. I love it.  This salad is delicious and good for you!  Plus, we’ve already made a couple indulgent food posts, so we’re overdue for a healthy recipe. I was inspired by my recent trip to Underwood Farms, which is where I got all the produce for this dish except for the kale.  I even picked the beets myself!

Click through to learn how to make this light meal that’s perfect for a summertime lunch. Bonus–or not, depending on how you look at things–it’s also (accidentally) vegan.

-Viv

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