Blueberry Power Smoothie.

Have you all been seeing this thing about putting cauliflower in smoothies yet!? Wait wait, don’t leave just yet, I promise this’ll be good!

Dancing for Donuts | Blueberry Power Smoothie.

So here’s what’s up. My favorite health and wellness experts(the Tone It Up girls, Jeannette from Shut the Kale Up, etc.) have all been posting about this new trend and it’s been popping up all over my Instagram too – people are literally putting frozen cauliflower in their smoothies. Like what. The. F. So, obviously, I had to jump on board and see what all the fuss was about, not to mention that I had to try it for you all first so I could relay my honest opinion…

Do you want it?

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Okay, I’m not going to lie, before I perfected this smoothie recipe there was a very, very slight hint of cauliflower detected. BUT! That was before I added the necessary ingredients (aka those listed below) to make this taste super delicious! And truthfully, like scouts honor, this cauliflower business makes for a smoothie that is unbelievably creamy. We’re talking milkshake levels of creaminess over here. It’s legit. Not to mention that cauliflower has about a bazillion health benefits from boosting heart and digestive health to anti-inflammatory properties, plus vitamins, minerals and antioxidants galore.

So. if there’s one piece of advice I can offer you today, it would be to try adding cauliflower to your smoothies. And hey, if you hate it (which trust, you will not), you don’t ever have to do it again. But like, you totally will. You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

Dancing for Donuts | Blueberry Power Smoothie.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

1 small handful frozen cauliflower florets (or 1/4 cup frozen riced caulflower)

1 small handful kale or spinach

1/4 cup milk (any kind, pick your favorite!)

1/4 cup cold water

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp peanut butter powder or nut butter of your choice

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. My trick is to start with less liquid and then add if I need more, but I like my smoothies super thick. You do you!

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Thanks for stopping by, friends. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

xo Jordan

Sesame-Ginger Detox Salad.

Hi there!

Is anyone else having the craziest week of life? I finally know what it means to be too busy to eat a meal, and I never thought I would say that. Ever. And, while I do love my protein bars and whole fruit to go on busy days, it’s getting a little ridiculous. Not to mention that fall baking season is upon us…I’m so screwed.

Dancing for Donuts | Sesame-Ginger Detox Salad.

Today I’m making a promise to myself to eat one salad each and every day, and I started by making one of my favorites of all time. There’s minimal chopping involved and the homemade dressing comes together in aboutย 5 seconds flat. Nutrient and protein packed with a hint of spice and mild asian flavors, I can’t imagine there’s a single person that wouldn’t eat a massive bowl of this on the daily.

Dancing for Donuts | Sesame-Ginger Detox Salad.

Sesame-Ginger Detox Salad

(based on this recipe)

For the dressing:

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp ground ginger

sea salt to taste

For the salad:

3 cups torn kale

1/2 cup edamame (I buy the frozen kind & don’t even defrost it)

3/4 cup broccoli florets

1/2 cup sugar snap peas (chopped in half, or whole)

1 avocado, sliced

  1. In a mason jar or tupperware, combine the ingredients for the dressing (I like to make a double batch and keep it in the fridge!). Cap the jar and shake until well combined.

2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the salad.

3. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Top with another sprinkle of sea salt. Enjoy!

Dancing for Donuts | Sesame-Ginger Detox Salad.

Have a great day, y’all!

xo Jordan

Superfood Broccoli Slaw.

Guys. I know that sometimes eating salad everyday can seem like a real pain in the a$$, but I may have solved your problem…

After indulging slightly too much over the holiday weekend (and frankly, continuing to do so because ice cream), I decided I needed to show my body a little love. Inspired by this recipe, I created a salad that is absolutely stuffed with good-for-you, fresh ingredients and a perfectly summery, citrus dressing. Plus, this makes a huge batch so you can keep it for leftovers and make eating healthy even easier throughout the week.

Dancing for Donuts | Superfood Broccoli Slaw.

Superfood Broccoli Slaw

for the dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 lemon, juiced

2 tablespoons mustard (i used dijon)

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1/2 tbsp. honey

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

for the slaw:

1 head of broccoli, stems trimmed

1/2 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 cup slivered almonds or sunflower seeds

1/4 cup parmesan or asiago cheese (for serving)

1 cup torn kale (for serving)

1. In a pan over medium heat, toast the slivered almonds for about 5 minutes or until fragrant.

2. While the almonds are toasting, cut the broccoli into manageable pieces to place in a food processor. Pulse once or twice until pieces are broken down, but not pulverized. Transfer to a large bowl.

3. In a measuring cup, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until combined.

4. Pour the dressing over the broccoli. Add the toasted almonds and quinoa and toss to coat.

5. To store, cover slaw and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. To serve immediately, toss 1 cup of the slow with 1 cup of torn kale. Top with parmesan cheese. Bon appetit!

Dancing for Donuts | Superfood Broccoli Slaw.

Be back soon! Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ xo Jord

What’s For Dinner: Grain Bowls.

Today we’re talking dinner.

Dancing for Donuts | Grain Bowls

Almost every day I have a grain bowl for either lunch or dinner. I prep most of the ingredients over the weekend (and sometimes even the whole meal) so that it takes minimal effort and timeย when I’m at the point where I could eat my own hand – don’t tell me you’ve never been there…

Dancing for Donuts | Grain Bowls

You can pretty much make these with anything you have on hand/like to eat, but I usually use a base of quinoa and a topping of tahini, my new favorite flavor! I add beans for added protein, sometimes sweet potatoes for a little heft, onions and tomato for taste, kale for health, and avocado for texture. You could easily sub out the quinoa for brown rice, farro or any other healthy grain, and any of the veggies or legumes. If you’re feeling crazy, you can even top them with some feta or goat cheese to compliment the flavors, or fruit to sweeten them up! I won’t include a recipe in this post because you don’t need one – ingredients and amounts of each are completely up to you. That’s what makes these bowls perfect for a healthy, delicious and fulfilling meal ๐Ÿ™‚

What are you favorite grain bowl combinations?

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Snack Time: Kale Chips.

Hello and Happy Weekend!

It’s a beautiful day out, instead of the oddly-usual cloudiness we’ve been experiencing here in LA, and I’m currently enjoying a day off. My lunch mostly consisted of snacks since I desperately need to go grocery shopping…

Dancing for Donuts | Kale Chips

One of my favorite go-to snacks are Kale Chips. I’m sure you’ve heard of them before, and possibly even tasted them, but they take about 10 minutes to make and are super healthy. I hadn’t made them in ages, but I’m really glad I did. They’re even perfect for on-the-go, whether you’re heading to a picnic or the beach! Something I hope to do very soon, actually. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

Dancing for Donuts | Kale Chips

Kale Chips

kale – as many leaves as you’d like*

olive oil or coconut oil spray

sea-salt

*i use the kale that’s sold in bunches as opposed to pre cut in the bag – makes it easier to have bigger chip-like pieces, especially since they shrink in the oven

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.

2. Tear kale leaves into pieces (any size you’d like) and place on a baking sheet. Spray with oil and toss until lightly coated. Arrange kale leaves on the baking sheet in an even layer.

3. Bake for ~10 minutes (or more or less, depending on your preference).

4. Remove from oven, sprinkle with sea salt and dig in!

Dancing for Donuts | Kale Chips