I don’t know what was what today, but I could not get warm. The temps were close to 40° outside, but I shivered all day! Maybe it was the grey & gloomy skies, or maybe I’ve got a bug of some sort, I dunno.
Anyway, what better time than a damp and cold day to make frozen treats! Kale Cubes, to be precise! (Or Kale Kubes, if you want to go all low-brow, which I don’t.)
It all started when I was at Kroger earlier this week and spotted a ginormous bag of kale on sale for $1.40. With half as much spinach going for twice the price, I bought me some sale kale. Green smoothies coming to a menu near me!
(You’ll also note that I bought some “American Blend” salad, which was 98% Iceberg and 2% other veggies. Yep, I went low-brow on the lettuce. Don’t judge; it’s all about balance.)
As one might expect with klearance kale, the expiration date was about 15 minutes away, so I had to get it in the freezer fairly quickly. Rather than go through the whole rinse-and-pat-pat-pat thing, I just did the rinse part and tossed it in the Vitamix with a little more water.
In case you ever wondered, that much kale yields this much pureed kale:
Not much, as it turns out. I eventually pureed about 3/4 of the bag (minus a handful for making kale chips) and then filled my ice cube trays:
I had a dab leftover and no more trays, so I used a couple of silicone muffin cups for the excess. I’m sorry to report that one of them did not make it to the freezer. Ker-splat! On the bright side, I’m absolutely certain I do not want a kale green floor tile in my kitchen.
A couple of hours later…ta-DA!
My kale cubes are now nicely packed away in a ziploc bag in my freezer, waiting until I have enough nerve to try one. Actually, that should be tomorrow, which is a lifting day for me. A protein green smoothie will be a nice treat if I rush home and have it while I’m still overheated after the workout.
Speaking of workouts, I blew off today’s exercise by giving myself an I.O.Me. I just couldn’t motivate myself to de-layer into my gym clothes. Saturday is supposed to be about 50°, so I’ll add in the missed time then. Maybe Sunday, too, since it’s supposed to be even warmer. Again, it’s all about balance.
This will likely be it for me this week, so I’ll sign off by wishing you all a healthy, happy, and warm weekend!