life is messy

sometimes life is messy. things are all over the place, and your house in need of picking up. it doesn't matter how healthy you eat, but if things are in disarray your more likely to get frustrated. thats something i saw this week in myself. my life has been busy in plans, lists and well just trying to get everything together before i go on vacation, but it was clearly lacking organization and tidiness.

all it takes sometimes is to go for a walk, even if it's just around your neighborhood. you need that time to yourself to think outside the environment thats unorganized. the second i walked back into my house, i turned up my jams and got to business. i felt confident and inspired to get everything back into order. it sounds a little dramatic, but little steps help a lot.

with that said i'm going to share a (hands on) recipe, and a sweet one to cool down in these august days.

messy kale salad
(serves 2 large portions)
1 head kale
1 tomato
1 avocado
1/2 red onion
1 red bell pepper
juice from 1 lime
pink himalayan sea salt to taste
black pepper to garnish (optional)

chop all of the vegetables into tiny pieces. in a large bowl massage (yes massage) all of the ingredients into the kale. once all combined, let the salad sit. the longer it soaks the more the flavors combine.

massaging the kale allows it to become "wilted" or marinated. it also allows it to be a lot more tasty, and easier to digest!

this salad is incredibly fast to make, super healthy (packed with vitamins k, a, c as well as manganese and dietary fiber) and fun! it's kinda like life, it's messy, but once you can clean up you can enjoy it!

amazon ice cream
(serves 1)

2 bananas, frozen and chopped
2 teaspoons Acai Powder
2 teaspoons raw agave nectar

Food process the bananas alone, until it becomes creamy texture. Then add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until swirled in. You can easily double this recipe, or add any kind of powder you have available to you. Bananas make a versatile base to ice cream.


  1. I felt the same way about my house this week. Life has just been so busy that everything was piling up. It wasn't fun but I got a ton accomplished on Sunday night and so this week I'm feeling a lot better. I hear you on getting out of the mess and getting into nature to get re-focused!
    Messy kale salads are the best! Yum!
    I LOVE your ice cream name. I have yet to see an ice cram with acai powder so I bet it's pretty awesome!

  2. its amazing once everything is settled right? and i'm glad you got your stuff done to my friend.

    the ice cream is so good. it's like perfect amount of sweet! it's a little basic, but thats what we love right?