I. Love. Salads. They are the perfect healthy meal or side for those of us who just don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether we’re sick, busy, tired, or just plain lazy. (Or all of the above.) They’re my go-to lunch for workdays and if you have some protein with breakfast you can probably get by without any for lunch if you don’t want to be bothered for that, either. Seriously, I don’t know what I’d do without salads to turn to. Paired with smoothies (which are really just salads that are put into the blender, at least the way I make them), salads are probably the #1 way I get my veggies. With a big helping of greens and just about anything you like thrown on top, they’re a great way to get rid of leftovers, too. And making your own dressing doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt! This Cranberry Avocado Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette comes together in about five minutes flat and most of that is just chopping the avocado and red onion. The dressing goes in the blender for a few seconds and boom, you’re good to go. Enjoy!
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I may make my living as a food blogger, but journey toward a more health-conscious lifestyle actually began with making my own cosmetics while I was still in high school–many years before I started “clean eating”. Desperate to get a handle on my sensitive skin and nose, I was also hoping for cheaper, more eco-friendly alternatives to store-bought products. If you’re in the same boat, making your own cosmetics and toiletries is easier than you might think! My e-book A Clean Face will give you the tools you need to get started for just $9.99.
- In a large bowl, combine the greens, avocado, red onion, and cranberries.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour over the salad, toss well, then serve.