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Just because you’re short on time, doesn’t mean you should resort to sad midday snacks. Eating something that’s equal parts delicious, satiating and refueling is important. Getting out of your snack rut doesn’t require tons of ingredients. Rather a little imagination and creativity. One of my favorite mid morning or pre-workout snacks is this blood orange and avocado salad.

Juicy, satisfying, filling and nutrient dense, requiring only a handful of staples and less than 5 minutes of your time.

What I love about simple little fruit and avocado salads like this, is that you have the ability to make it as simple as you’d like or you can easily fancy it up. Most basically, this recipe is blood orange, avocado, sea salt and olive oil. Fussed up a bit, this salad is excellent with hemp seeds, smoked paprika, micro greens, goat cheese, or anything else you’d like to throw on it! Some days call for a little extra extra, you know?

The simple carbs from the blood orange gives you a nice little immediate energy boost, while the healthy fats from the avocado and olive oil gives you sustained energy. Adding hemp hearts or sesame seeds is a good way to add a little plant-based protein. If oranges aren’t your thing or you just want to switch it up, try this salad with grapefruit instead! Its just as easy and just as delicious!

Ready to get snacking, friend? Keep scrolling for the recipe!

Blood Orange and Avocado Salad

No sad snacking here. This bright and juicy citrus and avocado salad is the perfect mid morning boost or pre-workout snack!

Course Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword avocado, blood orange, plant based, salad, snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 blood orange or any variety
  • 1/2 avocado
  • black pepper
  • sea salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

optional toppings

  • smoked paprika
  • hemp seeds
  • microgreens
  • goat cheese
  • fresh herbs

Instructions

  1. Peel the orange and pull apart into slices. Dice 1/2 an avocado.

  2. In a bowl or on a plate, mix the orange and avocado and top with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Plus any additional toppings.

  3. Eat immediately or take along for easy on-the-go snacking!

As always, thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed it at home. If you love what you see here, I simply ask that you do me one small favor and share it on your favorite social media outlet, or with just one friend who you think would love it as much as you did.

have a joy-filled day!

Posted in Easy Meals, Nutrition, Recipes, Veg-Friendly

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