Hiya! How was your holiday? Whether you celebrated Passover, Easter, or just a lovely weekend, I hope your days were filled with good food, loving family and friends, and lots of laugher.
I had originally planned to (finally) post my recipe for vegan butternut squash mac and cheese, but I thought a detoxifying recipe was more appropriate after what might have been an indulgent weekend. So what better to get back on the healthy train than a salad first thing in the morning?
I prefer sweet breakfasts over savory ones, but lately my usual breakfast options have been feeling a little too sweet. Rather than craving oat bakes or green monster fruit smoothies, I’ve found myself wanting salads…but ones with crisp fruit and crunchy romaine. So what’s a girl to do? Essentially, make a refreshing, protein-rich, deconstructed green smoothie in salad form, that’s what!
Cheers to healthy balance, including indulgent holiday desserts and nutrient-packed breakfast salads to get back on track deliciously.
Breakfast Salad with Fruit and Chocolate Protein Dressing
- 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 1/2 apple, chopped
- 1/4 banana, chopped
- 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup blueberries, chopped
- chopped almonds (optional)
For the salad: place romaine on the bottom of a pretty bowl or to-go container. Carefully arrange apple, banana, strawberries, and blueberries on top. Add almonds, if desired.
- 2 TBS hemp protein powder (or 1 serving of your favorite powder)
- 1 TBS cocoa powder
- 2 TBS pumpkin or applesauce
- dash cinnamon
- stevia, to taste
- almond milk, to thin
For the dressing: using a fork, combine all ingredients until well mixed, adding enough almond milk to thin the dressing to desired consistency. Drizzle liberally over salad or pack up in a little container to-go.
Do you prefer sweet or savory breakfasts? Would you be open to eating a salad for breakfast?
Have a lovely day!