This post was sponsored by Harvest Snaps. Thank you for supporting the partnerships that allow Brewing Happiness to grow and exist. xoxo.
Green Goddess Breakfast Salad
This Green Goddess Breakfast Salad is the perfect way to start your day with tons of protein, fruit, healthy fats, and greens!
- 4 oz mixed greens
- 4 eggs
- 2 slices multigrain bread, toasted and sliced into sticks
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 8 strawberries, halved
- 1/2 cup Harvest Snaps Black Pepper Snapea Crisps
- 1/4 cup granola
- salt & pepper, to taste
Green Goddess Hemp Dressing
- 3/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tablespoon maple syurp
- 1/4 cup fresh mint
- 1/4 cup fresh dill
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 lemon, juiced
- salt & pepper, to taste
Begin by heating a medium pot filled 2/3 full with water over medium high heat. Add in your eggs, and wait until the pot comes to a boil. Once boiling, take the pot off the heat, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, transfer your eggs to an ice bath and let them sit for 5 minutes before peeling.
Meanwhile, add all Green Goddess Hemp Dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Build your salad by layering mixed greens, avocado, strawberries, Harvest Snaps Black Pepper Snapea Crisps, granola, salt and pepper. Add your eggs once they are cooled, peeled and halved. Serve with toast and Green Goddess Hemp Dressing.
Behind the scenes I am (slowly) making some changes that will allow my site to become more “Google-friendly.” These are probably not changes you will really notice, but I’m hoping they will help people find the site more easily. One of the possible changes that Google suggests is to add nutrition labels to your recipes. I immediately felt really torn about this decision. I have always thought of Brewing Happiness as a safe space away from all of the diet/numbers element to health, and this felt very counterintuitive. On the other hand, I thought there was a chance that people would want the nutrition facts, seeing as I claim to be “health-ier.” So I thought I’d ask.
I took the question to instagram (are you following me there? You should be.) And the coolest thing happened. TONS of you reached out to me, and not a single person wanted nutrition labels to be added. I think that’s amazing, because it means that I’ve collected a group of like-minded healthish people who just want to feel good when they eat and don’t care about calorie counting. I heard people’s stories from their personal battles with disordered eating, and I was encouraged by so many of you. It’s like the internet community I knew was there gave themselves faces and names and kind words all at once. I’m seriously honored.
So at the end of this dialogue I had with you about SEO/nutrition labels, I realized that I was being led to a more macro idea – a manifesto of sorts. I also thought it was about time to refresh everyone on what Brewing Happiness / Celebrate Health-ier is all about. Without further ado, here is my promise to you. Here is what this site is and what it will always continue to be.
I promise that Brewing Happiness will be a safe space for anyone wishing to escape the world of diets, weight loss and nutritional perfection.
I promise that Brewing Happiness will NEVER have a nutrition label, because healthy food should make our bodies feel good (and numbers don’t matter.)
I promise that I will continue to talk about the difficult things when it comes to bodies and food and disordered eating and mental illness and hearts and humans and life and stuff. And I promise that this will always be a safe space for you to do the same.
I promise to do my best to be a cheerleader for you on your journey to health-ier.
I promise to develop delicious recipes to suit every definition of health.
I promise to listen to you (my readers) and take your suggestions, edits, thoughts, stories, and hearts seriously.
I promise to celebrate health-ier each and every day.
These are the things that Brewing Happiness has been from its conception and will continue to be as long as I am here. It is absolutely worth it to sacrifice my “score” on Google in order to create that safe space on the internet. Who needs nutrition labels anyway when you’re eating salad for breakfast? I am so lucky to have created a group full of people who also believe that some days are Green Goddess Breakfast Salad days (with added Harvest Snaps for crunch and deliciousness) , and some days are Vegan Hazelnut French Toast days. Health doesn’t live on a label. It isn’t a number. And obsessing over calories is way less healthy than eating a candy bar or whatever. You get it.
I am so thankful for all of you, I’m thankful for people who are willing to share and give and learn and open their hearts to the journey. I’m thankful for people who can also give the middle finger to nutrition labels. All I can hope is that this little corner of the internet feels like a respite for your soul, even just for a moment. I hope to lighten your load. Thank you for reading. Thank you for making my recipes. Thank you for choosing to journey with me. xo.