I like things to be easy when it comes to nutrition. My gluten free She-Hulk shake is about as easy as it gets. It's power packed with protein and iron and easily processed fat from avocado. If you are training hard, or just needing a meal replacement pick me up, it's the perfect fuel to power you through any challenge - and the best part is that everything you need is at your local Costco.
The She Hulk Shake
1 & 1/2 Scoops of ON Vanilla 100% Whey Protein
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
2 Cups Spinach
1/4 Sliced Fresh Avocado
Put all the ingredients in the Magic Bullet. It's just that simple. It works out best to put the almond milk in first. The protein is less likely to stick to the bottom that way. If you want a smoother shake, just add a little water and give the Bullet another spin.
1 - High in niacin and zinc - for healthy skin and hair
2 - Low in calories, high in protein
3 - Rich in fiber
4 - Vitamin packed to help with mental clarity and brain function
5 - Did I mention the antioxidants?
Calories = 287
Fat = 10.5
Protein = 40
Carbs = 4.6
It's a delicious , protein rich shake that is a great addition to any diet. The caloric count is perfect for me and keeps me going through a tough work out. It's easy to make, feels great to drink, and once again, Costco has it all.
I posted a recipe for kale and chard but some of you requested a video. So here you go, my favorite side dish. Welcome to dinner at my house. Once you see how simple it is, you can modify to include some of your favorite healthy ingredients.
There is something about cooking food that you grew that makes it ,taste better. Maybe it's that I know there are no pesticides or that it doesn't come any fresher than from the ground to the skillet. Either way, I always feel healthier eating what we grow. I decided to start with kale and chard since they are foods that I am always encouraging clients to eat along with super greens and spinach. I am finding that a fair amount of people either are not really sure what to do with it to make it taste good or think it will take a lot of time to cook. So I am sharing the way we prepare kale/ chard/greens in our home. I am definitely a lazy cook and I don't like to use a ton of dishes. When it comes to preparing dinner, healthy , tasty and fast is pretty much my goal. So if I can do it anyone can :)
Kale & Chard
(GF) Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Servings: 4 | Difficulty: Easy
What I like about cooking greens in a skillet is that you can cook it up as a side dish to anything else you are making or simply add some protein and it is a one pot meal! Didn't have time to shop for fresh vegetables? I like to keep a big bag of kale in the freezer ( I get mine at Costco) along with bags of frozen mixed vegetables that work in a pinch too.
2 bundles of each, Dino Kale, Swiss chard,
2T olive oil
1/2 cup (approx) Vegetable or chicken stock ( I use the low sodium version)
1 med sweet onion chopped
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (in olive oil, but strain them so they are just moist)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Optional additional vegetables: frozen vegetable blends,
Optional Proteins: chopped turkey apple sausage or spicy mango, chopped grilled or baked chicken breast
Trim the ends of chard and kale. Hold by base of stem, with both hands shred off the leaves by pulling back. You should be left with the stem in your hand . Chop the stems. Place olive oil in skillet on medium heat and simmer with the onions and sun-dried tomatoes until all are soft. Chop or tear leaves and place in skillet. Add 1/2 of the chicken stock and keep turning until soft but still light green. Continue to add remaining chicken stock as you stir to keep moist. If adding cooked protein mix in to heat up . Serve and Enjoy.
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