Massaged Kale #EnduranceFoodies Carnival

Kale and I have had an on again, off again relationship…in smoothies good to go, in salads not so much, in soup awesome, as chips no thanks. However, after finding success with brussel sprouts I wanted to give kale another chance for it’s many healthy benefits!

Luckily as I was making my new favorite meal, Jason from CookTrainEatRace put out the newest #EnduranceFoodies Carnival challenge of creating a great meal with just 2 colors…while the goal of most meals is LOTS of color because that means lots of veggies, I am excited to say this power packed meal needs only two.

Massaged Kale, Chicken and White Grapefruit Salad Massaged Kale, Chicken, and Grapefruit


  • 4 cups kale, stems removed
  • 1/2 white grapefruit in slices
  • 2-3 oz chicken or tempeh
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or Braggs aminos
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • Rip kale into pieces
  • Add last 4 ingredients to bowl, mix
  • Add kale to bowl and massage by hand. Put in the time to really massage your kale for best flavor
  • Let kale sit for up to an hour in fridge for flavor to settle even further
  • Add all ingredients and enjoy

Tip: I tried the recipe sans lemon and it was ok because of the grapefruit juice, but it’s much better with it! You can also use pink grapefruit, but white has a really crisp taste which is great with the kale.

#EnduranceFoodies Participants for the upcoming week:

The #EnduranceFoodies are athletes who love to spend as much time in the kitchen as they do training and racing.  Since we all have different tastes and inspirations getting a group of like-minded people together to share in our passions was the goal.  Here are the participants for this month:

Jen Small – Purple And Green (Miles, Muscles And Mommyhood )
Brittany – Green And Yellow (The Fit Formula)
Andrea Torng – Yellow And White (LA Easy Meals)
Donna – Red And White (Beating Limitations)
Amanda – Green And White (Run To The Finish)
Joanna – Green And Orange (Living Mint Green)
Mia – Red And Green (Diets Are Crap)
Adrienne – Red And Yellow – (Six Kick Switch)
Lindsey – Red And Tan – (Cotter Crunch)

Are you a kale fan? What’s your favorite way to eat it?

Part of my new focus on recovery meals has come from watching the newest Thrive Forward Sport videos. If you haven’t checked them out, there is some great information about recovery meals…and I’m sure you’ll hear more from me about it soon! ————————————————————-
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