When we had some friends staying with us they introduced me to cooking with kale (something I had always been a little afraid to try) and then once I posted the spinach smoothie recipe, I had a few friends tell me I should try using kale smoothies too. Today I decided it was time to try it on my own.
I had a great workout at the gym and afterwards made my first kale protein shake, inspired by this Living to Dine recipe. Here’s what my recipe ended up being:
- 1 scoop vanilla protein
- 3/4 C almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 small apple (diced)
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 heaping cup kale
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- cinnamon to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp)
Blend until smooth.
It tasted great but was a little gritty for me, I’m not sure if adding the yogurt in the original recipe would help with that or maybe I just need to blend it more.
I also currently have a lemon chicken with kale cooking in the Crockpot for dinner. If it turns out well I’ll be sure to post that recipe soon!
Today’s leg workout I did for time so only rested for about 15 sec. between sets and then about 2 min between super-sets.
- 15 walking lunges with rotation/leg
- 1 min backward running
- 20 side shuffles/side (make sure to stay in a low squat for these)
- 12 burpees
- 20 sumo squats with dumbbell swing
- 50 mountain climbers
- 20 toe touches
- 20 leg raises
- 20 squats
- 12 deadlifts
Stretched out and called it a day after that. What are your go to workouts when you’re short on time?