After a long weekend full of brunches and exploring uptown’s Theory nightclub, we could all use a good detox.
When I slightly over do it during the weekend (which seems to be every weekend because treat yourself right?), I like to take the following week to relax and eat healthy in order to reset my body.
First for breakfast, I like to start with a Kale smoothie and Oatmeal.
- 1 cup fresh kale
- 1.5 cups almond milk
- 1 frozen banana
- half cup frozen raspberries
- 3 seedless dates
The smoothie is super easy, just add all of the ingredients to a blender and blitz! I like to put my smoothie into a to go cup and enjoy it on the way to class.
- 1 package of quaker oats
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia jam
For the oatmeal, follow the directions on the package as to how to cook the oatmeal. Use half water, and half almond milk when cooking your oats. Once they’re cooked, add the fresh blueberries and the chia jam on top and enjoy!
I love this oatmeal recipe mostly because of the chia jam. It adds a great tartness to the oatmeal and a crunch.
Next, for lunch, I like making a kale salad. (clearly, I learned to love kale)
- pomegranate seeds
- cherry tomatos
- turkey/chicken (protein of choice)
- green apple
- lemon juice
- salt & perrer
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- fresh kale
For the salad, I like to start off by my washing all of my fresh ingredients. This is so important in just making sure everything you’re eating is clean and free of bacteria. Next, I like to make the dressing. I add equal parts balsamic and lemon juice, then olive oil and mix it together after adding salt and pepper. This dressing can be made according to taste preferences. I then massage my kale into the dressing until the kale leaves turn a bright green. Then I finely chop all of the other ingredients and add them to the salad and mix thoroughly. I like every bite to taste the same.
When I start to get hungry before dinner time, but I’m still in class- I like to eat these “That’s It” fruit bars. I buy them at the Starbucks in Fondren, but you can find them at any health food store.
Finally, for dinner, I like to finish the night with my favorite nighttime meal.
Zoodles and parmesan crusted chicken:
- chicken breast
- seasonings of your choice
- panic bread crumbs
- parmesan cheese (shredded or grated)
- zucchini noodles
- pasta sauce of choice
- cherry tomatoes
First, I butterfly the chicken– which means I just cut it in half to make it thinner. I then add spices of my choice, which can be as simple as salt and pepper or you can add basil, parsley, garlic salt etc. Then I take the chicken breast and cover it with an even mixture of panko and parmesan. I don’t use an egg wash or flour because usually, the chicken breast is sticky enough for the panko and parmesan.
Then, I add the chicken to a nonstick pan over medium heat and cook them until each side is crispy and cooked through. Once the chicken is finished, I sautée the zucchini noodles with pasta sauce, add a few fresh cherry tomatoes and plate it up. I add the chicken on top and finish it off with fresh basil and a few dashes of red pepper flakes.
Throughout the day, I like to stay extremely hydrated because water is the cure for everything. Skin, health, energy, metabolism, you name it. If you don’t like the taste of water, add a few basil or mint leaves, a few slices of cucumber, lemon wedges, or berries. Any combination works. I like mine best with lemon and mint.
These recipes are my favorite everyday meals and are incredibly easy to make.
I hope everyone gives them a try and loves them as much as I do!