I don't think I want to blame my bad nights sleep fully on hormones this time. Spring weather in the inland northwest is my least favorite of all. It is nice that the weather gets warmer and sunnier, but it still seems to hang on hard to that winter chill. Probably the reason for my hot sweat-then cold night of sleep was just Spring being Spring..... and hormones ;).
In an effort to catch up on my sleep, I've been going to bed decently early and sleeping in a bit more than usual, leaving little to no time to make or pack much of a lunch. So, one morning this week I threw together in a large tupperware container some fresh spinach, a whole cucumber, and a whole avocado to be chopped and prepped at work. For the dressing, I grabbed my jar of almond butter, scooped a bit into my to-go dressing container, topped off with balsamic vinegar, and ran out of the door.
To my surprise, it ended up being a dang good salad! The best part was the dressing, so I thought I would share with you guys how simple and easy it is to make it.
Time: 1 minute (Ha! Not even!)
- 1 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1+ Tbsp water to thin
|This was a salad that I made for a good friend and I before we went on an outing together today. In the salad was mixed greens, shredded carrots, thinly sliced red onions, and french lentils with my one-two dressing. Yum!|
- Put the almond butter and balsamic vinegar into a small, airtight tupperware container with about 1 Tbsp of water.
- Secure the lid and shake the tupperware. Open, and assess if you want to add more water. Continue to add water if needed and shake until your dressing is smooth and the consistency that you like.
- Serve on top of a green salad.
I couldn't believe how simple, easy, and delicious this dressing was. It was easy as one, two... yep, that is it. These two ingredients go so well together to give a nice balance of savory and tangy. For those of you who don't have a high powered blender, or don't want to make a big batch of dressing that goes bad before you can use it, give this dressing a try! The fact that this dressing takes just seconds to prepare (and gives your arm a little work out (haha!) makes it that much better!
|Here was the salad that I had earlier this week with this great dressing. Spinach, avocado, cucumbers and one-two dressing.|
How much time do you spend prepping your lunch each day?