Life is like a sandwich – it’s good. I mean who doesn’t agree with that statement? In my humble opinion, there’s nothing better than taking the first bite of your favorite sandwich…preferably followed by a handful of crispy chips and a refreshing sip of your go-to beverage. Well, my sandwich ladies, today’s recipe is one you absolutely have to try. I came across this Sprouted Green Goddess Protein Sandwich recipe while scrolling on Instagram a couple weeks ago and I saved it almost immediately. When I tell you that my first bite of this sandwich blew my favorite sandwich of all time out of the water, I mean it. And that’s not easy to say. This breaded bundle of goodness is sure to become your new lunch go-to, whether you’re in need of a quick lunch or a healthy alternative to a typical calorie-filled sandwich. Packed with wholesome ingredients, it’s not only pleasing to the tastebuds, but it’s also a nutritional powerhouse that’ll leave you feeling satisfied and energized. Now! Let’s dive into what makes this sandwich so special.
The Green Goddess Dressing
Ingredients and their health benefits
Basil and its Antioxidant Powers: First up, basil! It’s not just a pretty green leaf; it’s packing serious antioxidant vibes. Antioxidants help your body fight off those pesky free radicals, keeping you in tip-top shape.
Chives for Flavor and Nutrition: Now, let’s talk chives. These little green wonders not only add a kick of flavor but also bring nutritional perks to the party.
Mayonnaise and Greek Yogurt Combo: The dynamic duo – mayonnaise and Greek yogurt. Don’t let the rumors fool you; these two can be the good guys. They bring creaminess to the dressing and a dose of protein, making it a satisfying addition to your meal.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – Heart-Healthy Hero: Finally, the heart-healthy hero – extra-virgin olive oil, packed with good fats that your heart loves. Drizzle it on for flavor and that extra health boost.
Building the Perfect Sandwich
Building the Sprouted Green Goddess Protein Sandwich is like creating a flavor explosion that beats the regular sandwiches out there. First, grab some multigrain bread – it’s hearty and wholesome. Then, slather on that Green Goddess dressing – trust me, it’s the game-changer. Now, onto the layers – creamy avo slices with the perfect seasoning, followed by mozzarella for that protein punch. And here’s the cool part – toss in some sprouts (alfalfa or broccoli) for that crunch and extra nutrition. It’s not just a sandwich; it’s a symphony of tastes and good stuff. So, if you want a sandwich that’s a total flavor and health upgrade, the Sprouted Green Goddess Protein Sandwich is your go-to.
The Health Benefits
Let’s talk about why the Sprouted Green Goddess Protein Sandwich is not just a flavor explosion but also a nutritional powerhouse, with a focus on the protein-packed goodness.
Emphasizing Nutritional Value: The roster of ingredients reads like a who’s who of nutrition. Basil and chives bring antioxidants, mayonnaise and Greek yogurt offer creaminess and protein, while extra-virgin olive oil contributes heart-healthy fats. Lemon adds a zing of vitamin C, and the Unflavored Super Youth scoop is your secret weapon for an extra protein boost. The cucumber brings freshness and hydration, multigrain bread provides complex carbs, avocado adds healthy fats, mozzarella contributes more protein, and sprouts bring a punch of nutrients.
Protein-Packed Goodness: Let’s zero in on the protein game – a crucial player in this sandwich. Greek yogurt, Super Youth scoop, mozzarella, and sprouts all team up to make sure you’re getting a solid protein intake. Protein is essential for muscle repair, keeping you fuller for longer, and providing sustained energy throughout the day. It’s the key player in making this sandwich not just delicious but also a nutritional heavyweight.
Well-Balanced and Satisfying: This sandwich is like a nutritional symphony – protein from various sources, healthy fats, complex carbs, and a bunch of vitamins and minerals. You get the energy you need without compromising on flavor.
Light Lunch Without Compromising Nutrition: If you’re on the lookout for a light lunch that doesn’t skimp on nutrition, you’ve hit the jackpot. This sandwich is a perfect choice – it’s light on your stomach but heavy on the essential nutrients your body craves.
Staying Full and Energized: The protein-packed lineup in this sandwich isn’t just about muscle fuel; it’s your ticket to staying full and energized throughout the day. No more mid-afternoon energy crashes – just sustained vitality to power you through.
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Sprouted Green Goddess Protein Sandwich
- 1/4 cup basil
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 1 lemon, halved, divided
- Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 English hothouse cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 scoop Unflavored Super Youth
- 4 slices multigrain bread
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- 8 oz. mozzarella, sliced 1/4" thick
- 2 cups sprouts (such as alfalfa or broccoli)
- Place basil, chives, mayonnaise, yogurt, Super Youth, and 2 Tbsp. oil in a blender. Finely grate in zest from a lemon half, then squeeze in its juice. Purée until smooth; season dressing with salt and pepper.
- Place cucumber in a small bowl; squeeze in juice from remaining lemon half. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat.
- Spread one side of each slice of bread with dressing. Divide avocado between 2 slices of bread; season with salt and pepper. Top with cucumber, mozzarella, and sprouts and close up sandwiches.