I have been meaning to post my first superfood recipe forever now! I I have held off because the first recipe I created isn’t really a specific recipe. It’s a basic concept and you can pretty much do whatever you want with it.
AKA throw whatever you like/have into a bowl AKA my favorite kind of cooking.
Although it’s a simple idea, I still wanted to share!
So, without further ado, I introduce my Super Quinoa Bowl.
Clearly, you start off with your base of quinoa. No, this isn’t just to be super cool and trendy. It’s a great gluten-free choice thanks to the about 24 grams of protein per cup 🙂
Next, place your superfoods of choice into the bowl in an aesthetically pleasing circular pattern for your Instagram photo, then mix it all up, because, let’s be practical. It’s just more convenient to serve when it’s all combined (especially if you made enough for multiple people/servings).
My choice of superfoods this time? Roasted beets, spinach, roasted asparagus, chickpeas, and some chia seeds.
Other great options to add would be any type of berry (acai, blue, or black would be my picks), kale, almonds, sweet potatoes, avocado, or broccoli. It’s really based on what you think sounds good together and what you have on hand!
As for dressing, I really enjoyed adding fat free Italian Dressing to it. It makes thing simple, but you can always make your own dressing with lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. I also recommend adding a dollop or two of hummus…. yes…. that would be excellent. Too bad, I had just used mine up the day before, oops!
Bowls like this are super trendy at the moment, but hey, at least it’s “cool” to be healthy. Trendiness aside, they are actually really good and even my son enjoyed it! As you can see, it’s an easy concept! Just pick out what you like, throw it in a bowl and voila.
What are the benefits though? Well the bowl I made it chock full of fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin A, C and more. Some of the benefits of these nutrients include bone growth/strength, reproductive and immune system health, and reduced cholesterol.
It’s nice to hit macros and create protein rich, low fat, low carb meals, but I get even more excited (health nerd alert) when I pack micronutrient dense foods into my meals too. Hence, this new series!
But, for you IIFYM-ers out there, this still has a good amount of protein considering it is meat free!
What other superfood recipes would you want to see from me? I am thinking pancakes, what about you…