Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing

Top all your salads with this easy Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing for a light and flavorful taste. happyfitmama.com

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Stonyfield.  All thoughts, as always, are my own.

Confession: I’m not a big fan of creamy style salad dressings.

I’m also not a fan of the word creamy but that’s a whole other issue.

But when Stonyfield asked the YoGetters to come up with a delicious salad dressing recipe, I was happy to give it a whirl.

I love salads.  I eat at least one a day.  Most of the time, it’s an Everything But the Kitchen Sink variety.  The kind where I have a base of greens and then add whatever I can find in the fridge.  It might be leftovers from dinner the night before or a random assortment of veggies and fruit.

Stonyfield Greek yogurt makes a great base for this Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing. | happyfitmama.com

With the recent heat wave that we’ve had, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven.  This time of year is perfect for eating ALL the veggies and fruit.  Everything tastes fresh and crisp. It’s refreshing rather than heavy like what I crave in the winter.

Despite my distaste of the word creamy, I immediately thought of an avocado based dressing when brainstorming for recipe ideas. Maybe because I was eating avocado toast with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning.  Btw – have you tried that stuff?  So flippin’ good on everything.

Anyway, this recipe came about after tossing different ingredients in the food processor and seeing what happened.

Stonyfield Whole Milk Greek Yogurt is a staple in our house.  It’s usually the base of my morning power yogurt bowl breakfast.  It’s also a great substitute for mayo or sour cream without losing any flavor or creaminess.

Not only is this dressing delicious in a salad, it’s great for dipping fresh veggies, chips, on toast, spread over grilled chicken, burgers or salmon. Or by the spoonful. Your choice!

Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing | happyfitmama.com

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Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt (I use Stonyfield)
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and core removed
  • 1 fresh lime
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • ¾ tsp dried onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp milk of your choice (I use Stonyfield)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients except milk to a food processor bowl. Blend until combined.
  2. Slowly add milk, one tablespoon at a time till desired creaminess.
  3. Once blended, place in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes before using.

 

Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing made with Stonyfield Organic Yogurt. | happyfitmama.com

Linking up with Meatless Monday and Foodie Friday.

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Last Week’s Workouts

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.com

Last week’s workouts had me feeling back on track.

I had a nice mix of gym workouts and running. Even though I’ve been still working out at the butt crack of dawn for the past few months while injured, it’s not the same as a run-rise (aka running at sunrise).  There’s just something magical about that time of day.  When you are sweating it out in a gym at that time, it’s not magical.  Unless you are lucky enough to have an outdoor gym. Then maybe it would be a close second.

Monday

45 minutes Arc Trainer

Mega squat session and as many of my rehab exercises I could fit in during my time at the gym before I had to scurry home to get ready for work.  Have I mentioned how much I’m loving having a gym membership again?  I really needed it to jazz things up.

Single leg calf raises – straight leg and bent knee – 2 x 20 each

Single leg squats – 2 x 20

Single leg line jumps 2 x 20

Single leg deadlifts 2 x 20

Side shuffle w/ black band (that I brought from home) 2 x 20

Core work with TRX

Egoscue exercises while watching House of Cards…it’s so good this season!

Tuesday

Run/walk, 38 minutes total, 3.57 miles

Bumped up to 8 minutes x 3 run with 2 min walk in between

A.M. Yoga Flow at Bending Bodhi

Egoscue exercises

I woke up to the sound of rain and temps in the 40s.  I had to check the date on the calendar.  Was it really June 6th?  It felt more like April.

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.com

Wednesday

30 minutes Elliptical

15 minutes Stepmill

Total upper body strength session. I would share what I did but I can’t remember everything.  I was all over the gym using DB’s, some machines, pulley’s, body weight and TRX.  My arms were shaking all morning long!

TRX core work

Egoscue exercises

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.com

Thursday

Run/walk, 42 minutes total, 4.18 miles

Bumped up to 10 minutes x 3 run with 2 min walk in between – wooohooo!

A.M. Yoga Flow at Bending Bodhi

PT strength exercises

Single leg calf raise 2 x 20 (straight leg/bent knee)

Eccentric calf raises 1 x 20

Single leg ball squat 1 x 20

Single leg lunge on Bosu w/ 25 lb bar 1 x 20

Single leg deadlift w/ 25 lb bar 1 x 20

Rapid toe tap on step 2 x 1 minute

Single leg jump up onto step 1 x 20

Single leg jump down off step 1 x 20

Ladder drills – single leg hop, single leg side/side

Egoscue exercises

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.com

Friday

20 min Stepmill

20 min Arc Trainer

TRX core work

Egoscue exercises

Saturday

3.5 mile trail run with Kailey, Julie and Lyla (Julie’s chocolate lab)

Originally we had planned on meeting up for a run on the road but I’m so glad plans changed and we hit the trails instead. I should have brought Cooper along but wasn’t sure if he could keep up after a couple of miles.  Next time!

I’m so thankful for awesome friends who will do run/walk intervals with me. I was super stoked to be back on the trails.  The last time I ran trails I was wearing microspikes and freezing my tail off in February.  Even the million mosquitos couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! Especially when you try to nail a jump shot and fail miserably. Over and over again. I think the outtakes are much better anyway.

Egoscue exercises

Last week's workouts | happyfitmama.com

Sunday

45 minute walk with Cooper before heading to the beach.  Because it’s totally normal for it to be 45 degrees on Tuesday and 90 on Sunday.  Who says climate change isn’t real?!?!?!

Egoscue exercises

Linking up with Hoho/Tricia for the weekly workout wrap up.

How was your week in workouts?

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Easy Meal Planning {Week of June 1}

Easy Meal Planning. Easy and healhty dinner inspiration for the whole family. happyfitmama.com

It’s easy meal planning Sunday!

Summer finally decided to show up this weekend.  So far it’s been gorgeous, cloud free and warm.  My fingers and toes are crossed that it’s sticking around for good.  Although I must say 80 degrees feels a lot warmer when you are coming off of temps only in the 50s.  A gradual warmer would have been a lot easier to acclimate to!

My kids have a week and a half of school left.  They go super late into the summer which has positive and negatives.  On the positive side, it means that’s less weeks of having to send them to camp.  On the negative, they are so ready for a summer vacation.  I swear it’s like the kids have an internal clock that immediately goes off when the end of the school year is near.

Alright, on to meal planning for the week.  Time to figure out what’s for dinner this week.

Sunday: Birthday party

Monday: Grilled Chicken + Veggies

Tuesday: Grilled Cedar Plank Honey Chiptole Salmon

Wednesday: Big Burger Bowl

Thursday: Sweet Potato Quinoa Fiesta Bake

Friday: Ron’s homemade pizza

Saturday: Date night?

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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