As the founder of super-successful international fitness clothing brand Lorna Jane Activewear,Lorna Jane Clarkson is the best person to ask for advice on how to eat healthy when you're busy and on the go.In between jetting around the world opening new stores and speaking about active living,she's busy designing clothes (duh!) and spending time with her family.
"I believe the key to eating well is to choose fresh and in-season.In saying that,berries are amazing this time of year,so I'm finding myself tossing them into almost every meal possible," says Clarkson."I'd have to say my favorite healthy,get-in-shape meal for summer would be the Kale,Black Rice,and Raspberry Salad from my book,Nourish: The Fit Woman's Cookbook.It's a regular in my lunch rotation because it's light,satisfying,and packed with flavor and nutrients."
Rinse 1 cup of black rice;drain.Cook rice in a medium saucepan of boiling filtered water,about 25 minutes or until tender;drain.Rinse under cold water;drain.
Meanwhile,preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine 5 ounces of purple kale (trimmed and chopped coarsely) with 2 tbsp.of cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil on an oven tray;roast about 10 minutes or until crisp.
To make the raspberry vinaigrette,blend or process 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries,2 tbsp.of cold-pressed extra-virgin coconut oil,1 tbsp.white wine vinegar,1 tbsp.filtered water,and 1 tsp.raw honey until smooth and well combined.
Combine rice and kale with the vinaigrette in a large bowl;toss well to combine.Serve sprinkled with 1/2 cup raspberries,1/2 cup of coarsely chopped,roasted walnuts,and 1 1/2 ounces of crumbled,soft goat cheese.
View the last My Favorite Healthy Recipe here:Nichelle Hines of Cycle House.