So, did any of you guys see a change in the top right hand corner of my home page? Well you’re right, because I am now an ambassador for BodyBoard, what used to be the BurnThis fitness app!
Anyhow, I believe that the reason why BurnThis is now BodyBoard is because the app is now owned by Beachbody LLC, a fitness corporation that you probably have heard of many times because it is one of the largest headquarters that sells many exercise programs such as the 21 Day Fix, 22 Minute Hard Corps, Insanity, P90X and Cize, as well as nutrition supplements, Shakeology being the most famous. However, the overall layout of the app remains completely the same–you still get your fabulous challenges or “fitmissions”, positive and buzzing community, frequent updates and customizeable photo upload system!
So far, I really enjoy the new tasteful logo and name of the app! I even won a free 22 Minute Hard Corps package from a fitmission that’s KILLER. I can actually see muscles coming out of my arms! But that is for a separate review. If you haven’t already, give BodyBoard a try and enjoy the excitement it has to offer!
Now be honest with me. Is your desire to find out my detox salad recipe the only reason why you clicked on this post? No judging here, just curious. Anyways, regardless as to why you did, you’re getting the recipe because it’s just way too awesome not to share! I couldn’t think of a more appropriate couplet to pair with the BodyBoard announcement because we all know that it’s summertime, the season of the sun and getting in shape to look good on the beach in a new swimsuit. Frankly, I think that being super healthy and rigid for a single season and then blowing it off for the other three is absolutely stupid. Harsh, I know, but bear with me when I elaborate: health is not an aesthetic pursuit, but it is one of loving yourself and taking care of yourself.
Face it. How many people do you know stick to their summer “bikini body” diet and their exercise routines by the time September rolls around? When it’s getting cold and people are hiding more under thick clothing, then there’s obviously no point in working out and watching what you eat, right? Well, if you don’t care about your health and how it will be affected in the future, then by all means. I just think that health is something that I’d much rather worry about year-round and not have to stress about when the majority of the country does. I already have all the motivation and the knowledge on how to achieve the summer body I want, and I don’t even have to go miles and miles to get there. Know what I mean?
But with that being said, I do believe that anybody who is looking towards eating healthy and working out more is making an amazing choice for themselves and for their well-being regardless. I don’t want to be too judgmental of people who are getting all bikini-ready just for a six-pack, to cure their diabetes or whatever. Taking the initiative to clean up their lifestyle habits is good enough for me–even though I completely disagree with doing so SOLELY for physical appearance and it’s something that I personally dislike, I still want to help those who are just getting started. So low and behold: my go-to detox kale and quinoa avocado salad!
A quick word about salads: some detox salads I see online are just WAY too freaking elaborate. I never have beets, ripe mangoes, Maine Coast kelp granules, sunflower seeds, red cabbage, black lentils from Mexico, Gala apples and almond butter lemon basil tahini of the Gods in the fridge–at least all at the same time. I’m not hating on these recipes at all, but it’s just that it makes salad-making seem so difficult when in reality, salads are probably one of the easiest recipes ever created. Luckily with this salad, you’ll only need seven ingredients, two of them actually being optional. My family personally just really enjoys adding any sort of nut and dried fruit into the detox salad recipe, but this is totally optional and the salad still tastes light, fresh and delicious without them.
You can also use this salad as a side for your main course or eat it as your main meal. Sometimes for a heartier dish, I like to pair this salad with some cooked lentils, white beans or a fillet of my perfectly baked salmon!
- 1 bunch of kale; can be any kind of kale but curly or Siberian work best
- 2 cups of shredded green cabbage
- 2 cups of cooked quinoa
- 1 ripe avocado
- The juice of a lemon
- Nut of choice (opt.)
- Dried fruit of choice (opt.)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse your kale and one by one, destem each leaf.
- Chop your kale leaves finely or into larger pieces.
- Assemble the kale in a large salad bowl and massage with half of the lemon juice.
- Add the quinoa, rest of the lemon juice, and optional nuts and fruit.
- Slice the avocado and add to the salad.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Thoughts on “bikini season”? What is your go-to salad recipe?