I have been sitting around the apartment waiting for my boyfriend to bring home some groceries for about 3 hours, but he still hasn’t shown. I’m guessing his training is running a little long, so I finally gave in to the roaring starving monster that has been screaming in my belly.
I didn’t want to have too big of a meal, though, as I am sure my boyfriend will want to have dinner later. My rhythm is a bit off, eating-wise. Sleeping in every day results in having breakfast much later than usual, hence my having lunch at…uhm…4.30 pm. 🙂
As I’ve told you in my previous post, I am craving some lighter food after the heavy-dinner holidays, so I made myself a nice little salad with romaine lettuce, creamy avocado dice, smoked salmon, and a bit of cucumber. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on top, and squeeze a lemon slice over the bunch – it’s a perfect mix, quickly whipped up and perfect for a light in-between-meal.
Hunger-Fighting Avocado Salmon Salad
- 1/2 romaine lettuce
- 3 slices of smoked salmon
- 1 1/2 small avocados
- 1 small piece of cucumber
- 2 tsp. apple vinegar
- 1 slice of lemon
- salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- spelt-sesame crackers (optional)
1. Mix together all the ingredients (excepting the crackers) in a bowl, then squeeze the lemon slice over the bunch.
2. Serve immediately and enjoy with a handful of crackers!
The healthy fat of the avocado coupled with the protein- and omega-rich salmon will fill you up, with the fat-burner lemon juice giving this dish the extra kick!
I wasn’t quite filled after, so I blended some blueberries with 1 banana, and stirred in 1 1/2 Tbs. of soy yogurt into the mixture:
Homemade Blueberry Banana Yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1-2 Tbs. soy yogurt (optional, however, without it, this will be extremely sweet!)
1. Blend the banana and blueberries together until you have a very thick smoothie-like mixture.
2. Stir in the soy yogurt until you have a nice pattern (see picture above).
3. Decorate with a few frozen blueberries and enjoy your healthy, homemade yogurt!
Obviously, this would work well for breakfast with some granola (for example my freshly made super seedy granola), or as a dessert with some coconut whipped cream instead of soy yogurt. Be creative, and enjoy the vitamin-kick you’ll get out of these two dishes!