…Turn on some nature relaxation sounds
Grab your favorite oil
light some candles
head to the kitchen
Open the fridge…
You have a massage appointment-with your lunch.
Ok, I’m done making creepy jokes about my salad.
Kale is a trendy super food right now because all of its health benefits. It is also a dense, fibrous, and not really pleasant to chew on while raw. Unless you massage it.
I always rinse the kale (and pick out the tough stem pieces) before putting it in a plastic bag for its massage. Today I used an avocado dressing that is still a work in progress.
Plop a tablespoon of dressing in the bag, and squeeze out all of the air before massaging.
Now massage. I generally first squeeze the dressing around to distribute and then knead the bag. Don’t be shy-this veggie is tough and you will need to put some muscle into it. I will massage about 2-3 minutes. Yes, your hands should be cramping a little 😉
I put some of my favorite Athenos feta to add a little more flavor (As I said, the dressing is still missing something).
And then snagged a pinch for taste testing…
Mmmm…What a happy ending 😉
Now I am off to lunch with Kath, and then hopefully putting a dent in the mountain of work that suddenly appeared after I did nothing all weekend. Crazy how that happens sometimes!