Friday, April 13, 2012
Super Freaking Healthy Grain Bowl
Kale... massaged with FLAX oil?
I mean, really.. can you get any healthier than this??
Probably not.. unless you live off of wheatgrass, sprouts and bee pollen.. but then again, if you do, you might have issues.
I had a couple glasses of wine beforehand.. it's all about balance..
I've been eating pretty darn healthy lately. You know.. lots of avocado, fruit, greens, sprouted and cultured foods and MORE avocados. This meal was no exception.
Grain bowls are the way to go: Grain+ vegetables+ protein+ sauce+ add on's.
This time around I chopped up some kale, mixed it with a splash of flax oil and a pinch of salt and mixed it with my hands until tender. Then, I topped it with some cooked quinoa, shredded carrots, saurkraut, tamari almonds, lemon-miso-tahini sauce and some peashoots. My bowl weighed roughly five pounds and I ATE. IT. ALL.
You can get really creative here based on what's seasonal and readily available.
The healthy grain bowl template:
First, pick a grain:
Rice (brown, forbidden rice, wild rice etc..)
Next pick some vegetables:
greens (kale, spinach, collards, chard)
carrots (raw or cooked)
beets (raw or cooked)
cooked sweet potato
Get your protein on:
lentils or beans
Add some sauce:
lemon tahini sauce
guacamole or smashed avocado
flax/olive or other nut oil
Throw in some add on's (aka fun stuff)
nuts and seeds
See where I'm going here?
You can keep your grain bowl as simple as you want (steamed vegetables and rice with some peanut sauce) or if you're feeling creative, you can make something a bit more elaborate (chopped kale, cooked millet, corn and black bean salsa, avocado, fresh lime, pumpkin seeds and sprouts)
Now go buy a big ass bowl and start filling it with some healthy goodies.