Despite those back-to-back birthday parties, friends’ engagements, and long weekends being worth it, the overeating and drinking that go with usually leave us feeling pretty gross. But light, veg-heavy meals and snacks can do wonders to pick us back up and make us feel human again.
This week’s featured foodie and co-founder of juice company Raw Generation, Jessica Rosen, knows the struggle is real when it comes to balancing fun with healthy. With her juices and recipes, she aims to bridge the gap between healthy and convenient. She shares seven light recipes that will help you get back on track and feeling your very best, all thanks to our most favorite food ever: avocado.
Raw salads = our one-stop shop for a healthy lunch. With almost no prep time, this recipe filled with fiber-rich veggies and seeds is a great option for a BYO lunch, post-workout snack, or light dinner to get back on track after a long (really fun) weekend. Just mix, garnish, and enjoy.
If you think you’ve exhausted all your blender possibilities, think again. Mousse is on the menu, and with just five ingredients, you can enjoy this whipped dessert in minutes. Try adding chia seeds for added protein or switching up the fruit for endless avocado-inspired alternatives.
Nothing like a veggie-loaded scramble to start the morning on the right foot, especially when you’ve got the green triple threat of spinach, Swiss chard, and avocado in your skillet. If you can’t seem to nail the perfect omelet flip, this recipe is for you—there’s no flipping necessary.
Break out the blender and start sippin’ on the refreshing combination of avocado, mango, pineapple, and coconut water. Not only is this smoothie super hydrating, but it’s also packed with protein and it’s naturally sweetened for a boost of energy without the 4 p.m. crash.
Avocados are the answer to your milkshake or smoothie-thickening needs. Add just half an avocado and you’ll go from soupy to silky in seconds. With nut milk, honey, vanilla, and cacao powder, this recipe is a great option for a chocolaty dessert, no occasion needed.
We’ve been falling hard for soup lately, especially at the height of pumpkin and squash season. But sometimes it’s great to throw in a chilled, green veggie soup when you’re looking for lighter fare. Get ready for a foolproof palate cleanser with this straight-out-of-the-blender spinach, avocado, cucumber, and pepper soup.
If you are on team guac (we assume you are), then you’ll love this guac-like salsa verde recipe made with avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime. Dig in with your favorite crackers for a healthy snack or throw a spoonful on a rice or salad bowl as a tasty topping.