I’ve been all about the fast meals lately because I have been so crazy busy! I ate this salad for a late lunch after having a tall glass of juice. The juice was made of freshly juiced oranges and coconut water, and if you were wondering, it was amazing!
The formula for this salad is straight-forward: bed of greens, any combination of vegetables, beans, and herbs de provence dressing. There are always different theories on how to get past that afternoon slump: a nap, eat some protein (trail mix!), carbs (carbs, carbs), light exercise/break from the computer. Well, I can say that I have had moderate success with all of these at different points in my life, but my go-to afternoon lift is most definitely greens. Juices and smoothies work well, but big salads are my preference. Sometimes I munch on my greens while I’m preparing the rest of the ingredients and can already feel some new energy circulating.
Spinach and Red Bean Salad with Herbes de Provence
for the salad:
a few handfuls of greens
1/3 cup sliced cucumbers
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup red (kidney) beans
juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp of flax oil
splash of raw coconut aminos or tamari
1/2 tsp of herbes de provence
-Prep your salad ingredients and arrange them in a bowl.
-Whisk the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.