Oh My Kale

This is a post I have been working on for a little while and have been so excited about. I live for a good kale salad so I thought I would share my favorites! If you haven’t tried kale, you need to. It's a nutrient packed superfood that is super trendy, and if done right it's delicious.

Samantha McNeil Blog Chopshop Kale

Original Chopshop Co. // Kale Caesar

I think this was the first kale salad I ever tried, there isn't very much kale in it, but its still so yummy.

Samantha McNeil Blog True Foods Kale Salad

True Foods Kitchen // Organic Tuscan Kale

This is my #1 favorite kale salad. it is so delicious I could eat it all day everyday. Its super lemony and garlicy without being overpowering. True Foods also has the best iced green tea.

Samantha McNeil Blog Flower Child Kale Salad

Flower Child // Organic Kale 

This salad is super yummy it comes with apples, dried currants, almonds and cheese on it. It's perfect with Flower Childs side of Mac n' Cheese. 

Samantha McNeil Blog The Henry Kale Salad

The Henry // Kale & Apple

This one is super similar to the one at Flower Child and just as yummy. ( I order it w/o the clementines)

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by. Chloe // Kale Caesar

This kale salad is vegan and probably the healthiest since theres no cheese on it, and the dressing is so flavorful.

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Culinary Dropout // Crispy Shrimp Kale Caesar

This is my favorite kale caesar because the dressing is a vinageratte and the shrimp is just so yummy. If you are at Culinary Dropout the pretzel rolls and fondue appetizer is a must!!

I had so much fun putting this post together! I’m currently in Atlanta waiting to board my flight to Milan! I can’t wait to start posting about my adventures abroad!

xx, Samantha 

Summer Mornings

Recently mornings have become my favorite part of the day, I love how quiet and calm everything is, and this is coming from someone who used to hate mornings and was always running out the door 10 minutes late. I believe that the way we start are day sets the tone for our entire day, so I try to start my mornings energized and productive. 

7:00 am Wake up and check my phone, 

Samantha McNeil Summer Morning Routine Breakfast

7:15 am I head down stairs to take my dog out and then grab some warm lemon water and a Larabar for breakfast. It is so important to drink water in the morning after not drinking any all night long. Adding a little lemon into your water can help with detoxification.

7:45 am I grab my laptop and agenda and start to go through emails, edit blog posts, plan new posts, and plan the rest of my day.

8:30 am Then I head over to The Madison for Party on A Bike.

9:00 am Party on A Bike is the best part of my morning because it such a high energy workout that really sets the tone for the rest of my day. I also love to get my work outs over with in the morning so I don't have to worry about fitting it in later.

Samantha McNeil Summer Morning Routine Party on A Bike

10:00 am After spin I stop by Nékter to pick up a juice or an açai bowl. I love their Superfood Protein Juice (perfect for post workout) and Açaí Banana Berry Bowl. 

Samantha McNeil Nekter Juice Bar Acai Bowl

10:30 After Nékter I head home, shower and start the rest of my day energized and motivated to get everything I need to get done for the day. 

How do you like to start your mornings?

xo, Samantha McNeil