I first heard about this from a post from the co-owner of Axistence Athletics. It’s a bunless burger with almond butter and berries on top. This article isn’t a typical recipe but more of a guide. You can introduce slight modifications throughout to make it to your tastes. You could even do it on a bun if you want.
When I first heard about this combo, I really didn’t think it sounded appetizing. But I was wrong. The combo of the savory burger with the richness of the nut butter and the sweet/tart berries is just a great combo. Just give it a try and I think it will become one of your favorites.
Here are a few tips for creating it on your own:
Burger – A quality burger is essential. Sometimes I choose grass fed beef and sometimes I use bison. I do season the meat at least with salt and pepper. I choose to go with a medium cooked burger, but again you can pick your own style.
Nut butter – I’ve used almond butter and peanut butter. I’m sure other nut butters would work just as well. To keep it clean, I do not use any nut butter with a bunch of additives.
Fruit topping – My favorite is to use strawberries. I’ve used other berries and they are all pretty good. For strawberries, I just slice them and heat them up in a sauce pan. I add a tiny bit of sweetener (sugar, honey, etc.). I also added a tablespoon of lemon juice. As an alternative, you could just use raw berries or go the other way and use a jam.
Base – I like to use spinach or any lettuce I have underneath. Like I said, you could alternatively put it all on a bun instead. (Or skip the base as I did in the photo.)
Zucchini Noodle side
For this lunch, I made a side of zucchini noodles. Again, you don’t need so much as a recipe, but a guide. To make the noodles, you can use a zucchini spiralizer from Amazon to get the job done. It’s actually surprisingly easy to do. After you get your zucchini noodles, just put a a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and cook the noodles. I cover mine with a lid and stir occasionally until they are as done as I want. How “done” you want them is up to you. The noodles are great and you can add any seasoning you want depending on the meal – basil, garlic, black pepper, etc. are all great additions. Of course, I also add a bit of salt.