Happy Saturday! It’s been a great weekend here so far starting with hubby and I hanging out with some fun work friends last night trying new beers at The Yard House and venting about work stress. This morning I ventured out on my final half marathon training run of 10 miles and have been feeling a little worn out from it happy to spend time relaxing and Shadow has been perfectly happy to chill out with me.
While Smokey gets a little pesky for more attention while I’m parked on the couch.
Hubby has been a house rock star today tackling many projects like sterilizing the coffee pot and even pulling out the oven to clean behind it! Such a sweetheart since I didn’t get to as many chores as I was hoping.
Skipper’s lovely day consisted of chilling in the back yard and snacking on carrots.
He loves crunching up whole carrots for snacks.
And I decided a huge, nutrient dense salad was in order for dinner after an exhausting run and created another protein dressing using hemp protein powder. This one has a thick texture with a tangy and slightly spicy pepper flavor.
Pepper Protein Dressing
- 1/4 cup hemp protein powder
- 1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, rough chopped
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. curry powder
- 1 tsp. tamari
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. flax seeds
- 1 tbsp. tahini
- 1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend into a smooth and creamy texture. Serve as a dressing or a dip. Makes 4 servings.
Hemp protein powder adds an interesting green color that’s not too appetizing. Thankfully it tastes much better than it looks.
I promise, it really does taste better.
The dressing has a thick, creamy, and hearty texture from the flax seeds and tahini. It’s savory with a slightly spicy curried pepper flavor that works well with kale leaves and raw broccoli.
It’s a great addition to a loaded nutrient powerhouse meal salad that I’ll call my recovery salad.
And watching my sexy hubby do the dishes after was a fabulous dessert.