It's National Kale Day and we made a whole music video to honor the most wondrous dark leafy vegetable of the earth. A parody of the incredible Liam Kyle Sullivan's "Shoes"
Today is PART TWO of my Farmer's Market Haul and it's a battle between Quinoa and CousCous. In my opinion, you can't lose with either. Today in KYM'S KITCHEN I share my recipe for Stuffed Peppers. They are yummy, easy, and HEALTHY. Packed with lean turkey for protein, and antioxidants from the peppers. Nomnomnom!
It's another episode of KYM'S KITCHEN where I teach you how to cook healthy as any capable 5yr old could. One of my FAVORITE things since moving to LA is the fact that I can ride my bike to the local farmers market and pick up the freshest produce. Today I got some Brussels Sprouts, and I am going to show you a really fast way to make them. Today's recipe is my super-duper easy SWEET and SPICY brussels sprouts.
Only 3 days home from my bike travels from Paris to Switzerland and Spain, I got SICK. My bad. I was pushing my body hard, riding my bike hundreds of miles, partying and staying up late, and eating mostly bread and cheese. I guess I had it comin'. So now- only 2 days later I'm feeling incredible considering the fever I had just 30 hours before. My get-healthy-quick secret? Greens, vitamins, smoothies and LOTS of sleep. Here is a recipe for a magical soup that will kickstart your immune system and make you feel invincible like Popeye after eating spinach. And the best part? It's SO easy (like everything I make) cuz ain't nobody got time for long recipes!
RAW SOUP RECIPE (makes appx 3 servings)
1/2 bunch of Kale 2 carrots 2 cloves of garlic peeled* 1 small red onion or 1/2 large red onion 1 tomato 1 stalk of celery chopped cilantro (to taste) 1 tbsp of tumeric ** 1 tsp greated fresh or frozen ginger* 1 cup water+ 2 tbsp of olive oil*** 1/2 Avocado***
* Great immune boosters ** reduces inflamation + More water for a thinner soup, Less for a thicker soup ***optional fats to make the soup creamier and smoother. If you prefer a lower calorie soup, you can leave them out.
PREP: (this is the best part!!) Put everything into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold as a raw soup or heat to desired temp. You don't need to "cook" the soup since it's meant to be eaten raw. Garnish with a dash of creme fraiche or sour cream or pine nuts and serve!
It's Summertime, and I HATE EATING BREAKFAST.
But in the summer especially, I wake up and I am hot, and sticky, and I just want to drink coffee. And if it was up to me, I would just drink (cold brew) coffee. But then I would go to my workouts and die, because I didn't eat anything.
Today I am going to show you how to make two smoothies, that will literally take you less than two minutes each to make. They are full of fat burning foods! Things that rev your metabolism, fight off cancer, give you vitamins and minerals, and OH YEAH, improve your immune system.
I even sneak a little caffeine in mine, so I can wake up in the morning. They are the perfect breakfast for summertime, because they're cold and you don't have to feel like you just ate something really heavy. We need all the help we can get! IT. IS. HOT!
Smoothie #1 Green Tea Avocado Ginger
Iced Green Tea
Banana (frozen to thicken your smoothie)
Smoothie #2 PB+J The Healthy Way
Liquid Base (either Coffee, Soy Milk, even Coconut Water!)
Assorted Frozen Berries
Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
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America is the greatest place on earth. Actually, 6 Flags is. (But it's IN America.) Despite our country's awesomeness, there are some unsavory stereotypes about Americans: that we are fat, lazy and violent. So I made a video to break the most horrendous stereotype: We are NOT FAT. At least not if I can help it. (Read on for the delicious recipes)
Healthy Cook Out options for Lazy Americans!
It's summer and grilling season is upon us. For those of you trying to maintain your current weight or drop a few Lb's, substituting turkey for beef burgers is the smart way to go. Now turkey gets a bad rap because it tends to be a bit more dry than it's fattier counter part, beef. But that doesn't mean that it has less FLAVOR. Try this simple tip for creating your own turkey burgers at home. (thanks to my former roommate Aj for this one!)
1. Take a package of ground turkey meat.
2. In a large bowl, add the meat, a heaping tbsp of spicy mustard and another heaping tbsp of raspberry jam, and salt & pepper. Mix with your hands.
3. Make smaller, round burgers (about the size of a pool ball) and grill for appx 8-10min (flipping 1/2 way through!)
As you know, I am NOT a morning person. Eating breakfast has always been a struggle but I find that on the days that I actually manage to get a small meal in before my day starts full swing- I have more energy and I make better choices for the rest of my meals. Plus, a well-fueled workout is much more effective and can help burn more fat throughout the day than working out on an empty stomach. All good things. I often eat twice before noon- a pre-workout breakfast and a post. (Always follow your workouts with at least a snack. For me, my post-workout meal is the larger of the two.)
So go ahead and hit snooze. These are my top 3 breakfasts that I can make in under 3min!
PROTEIN SHAKE 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or skim milk 1 scoop protein powder ½ a banana ¼ cup strawberries 205 calories, 18g protein, 24g carbs, 5g fiber
YOGURT w/ FRUIT 1/3 cup High fiber cereal 6oz Greek yogurt ½ cup Berries or 1 sliced kiwi or 1/2 Mango 217 calories, 1g fat, 21g protein, 42g carbs, 15g fiber
TOAST with almond butter and sliced banana 280 calories, 11g fat, 6g protein, 44g carbs, 5g fiber