Avocado & Dill Salad with Garlic Dressing

Raw diet is great. In fact, it’s fantastic, because no other diet gives you such a feeling of lightness, energy and positiveness as this one. At least that’s what my experience is showing me.

But there are days when I do feel cravings for something, I don’t know what, but something fancy vegan and cooked. And that’s when I bring in my savior salad – the Avocado & Dill with Garlic dressing! And that is why btw, avocados & cucumbers are one of the staples I always have in my fridge.

The reason I call this salad ‘my savior’ is because after it I really do completely forget about food for a good half a day. It’s amazingly filling and satisfying, leaving no space for any cooked food cravings. So for those days when you have those similar unwanted desires to get off your raw food path, do give it a try! I promise, the results will be amazing 🙂

Avocado & Dill Salad with Garlic Dressing

Avocado & Dill Salad with Garlic Dressing

Ingredients (for one):

  • 1/2 hass avocado
  • 1/4 of a long cucumber, chopped
  • generous bunch of fresh dill, shopped
  • handful of zima tomatoes
  • for dressing:
    • 1 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
    • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
    • salt to taste

Preparation:

First, mix avocado with dressing and mash it. Then add chopped cucumber and dill. Garnish with some zima tomatoes.

Blackberry Strawberry Platter

It’s almost winter here, but there are berries in the stores and they’re cheap!! So I stocked up on strawberries and blackberries this week. So delicious in smoothies and fruit salads, and just delightful by themselves. Although I do prefer blackberries mostly whole because of how their seeds get chopped up in Vitamix and get a bit sharp. But by themselves..mm.. Hence, prepared this blackberry strawberry platter for us. Couldn’t help but snap a picture 😀

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I don’t know how about you guys, but I simply love berries – they’re not only high on anti-oxidants, but they’re also keeping me off my sugar cravings and give me a happy state of mind. They’re also great snacks – sometimes when I feel like I need something when driving early morning to work – I just get a small container with some mixed berries and munch on those, and that makes all uncomfortable stomach feelings go away. Go berries!