Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Recipe: Goodness Bowl

Last week, I fell a little behind on my 30 yoga classes in 40 days challenge. This week? I'm making up for it with at least one class per day (sometimes two!)

Because I leave my apartment at 5:30 a.m. and sometimes don't get back until 6 or 7 p.m., I need to make sure that I'm replenishing my body with all of the calories I'm burning (and it isn't easy to do that when I'm away from my kitchen for 14 hours). I'm definitely not a nutritionist or dietitian (I think I took a nutrition course in college and got a B), so whipping something together that's high in nutrients, minerals, healthy fats, good carbs and proteins isn't easy for me.

I've been hearing a lot about "bowls" of good-for-you foods. I've heard them referred to as zen bowls, nourish bowls, wellness bowls and about a million other things, but the basic premise is that they contain a boatload of good-for-you things. With my busy schedule, I figured I'd give one of them a try.

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From what I've read, one of these "goodness" bowls should contain the following (Nutrition Stripped has a much more in-depth version of what's in a "goodness" bowl here):

Greens: Kale, spinach, romaine, field greens, swiss chard etc.

Veggies: Any and all! Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, tomatoes, onion, carrots, peppers, zucchini etc.

Protein: Quinoa, beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, eggs, fish, animal meat etc.

Healthy fat: Olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, sesame oil etc.

Carbs: Quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, beans, sweet potatoes, farro etc.

Toppings: Salad dressing, hummus, lemon juice, flax, chia seeds etc.

I made my first "goodness" bowl last night and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I chose my green base (kale) and sprinkled it with some of my favorite veggies (roast Brussels sprouts and sautéed cherry tomatoes). I then added some quinoa, olive oil, sweet potatoes, Goddess dressing, chia seeds and sunflower seeds. Let's be honest - I had no idea how this bad boy would taste.

I was so surprised when I took my first bit. So good. Truth be told, I'm not sure you can go wrong with any kind of "goodness" bowl. With a handful of healthy ingredients, I don't think you're going to get anything but a delicious bowl of "goodness" that will fuel you from workout to workout.

Yum. Seriously.

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