Craving a delicious and nutrient-rich meal? Try these power bowl recipes full of superfoods
06/05/2021 / By Brocky Wilson / Comments
Craving a delicious and nutrient-rich meal? Try these power bowl recipes full of superfoods

If you spend the better part of the day on the go, cooking a healthy, nutrient-rich meal can seem like another ordeal. But not with power bowls.

Also called grain bowls or “Buddha bowls,” these delicious, all-in-one meals are not just packed with all the nutrients you need. They’re as easy to make as they are easy to finish. You can even eat them on the go!

If you’re uncertain where to start, these easy power bowl recipes are worth well the try. Full of delicious superfoods, they’re perfect for anyone looking for a quick, nutritious meal to satisfy their food cravings.

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Vegan quinoa power bowl

Strictly veggies only? This vegan power bowl has got you covered. Made with healthy ingredients like quinoa and avocado, it loads in on the nutrients while keeping you full and happy.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • 7 small yellow potatoes
  • 15 ounces canned chickpeas
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice the potatoes into strips and lay flat on 1/2 of a baking sheet. Spray with coconut oil and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of turmeric. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast for 5 minutes while you drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  4. Place the chickpeas in a mixing bowl and coat them evenly with paprika. Lay the chickpeas on the other 1/2 of the baking sheet.
  5. Roast the chickpeas and the potatoes for about 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are a little bit soft.
  6. Cook the quinoa with 1/2 cup of water. Once the quinoa is cooked, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Mix together and let cool.
  7. Wash the kale and massage the olive oil over the leaves. Separate the leaves into the 4 bowls.
  8. Slice the avocado and split it into the bowls.
  9. Add the quinoa and roasted chickpeas and potatoes to the bowls. Serve.

Rainbow nourishment bowl

More than just pretty, this rainbow nourishment bowl is chock-full of antioxidants that help protect your cells from oxidative damage. If you wish to “eat the rainbow,” then here is your pot of gold, abrim with a variety of superfoods.

Ingredients for 3 big bowls:

  • 3 cups spinach or lettuce
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, peeled or grated
  • 1 cup yellow corn
  • 1 beet, grated
  • 1/2 cup radish sprouts
  • 3 watermelon or regular radishes
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon tamari
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  1. Make the dressing by mixing tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, maple syrup, tamari, water, salt and pepper in a mason jar. Cover tightly with the lid and shake until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  2. To assemble the bowls, layer spinach or lettuce on the bottom. The rest of the ingredients will go on top.
  3. Layer the quinoa, cabbage, carrots, corn, beets, sprouts, radishes and avocado in small sections on top of the bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with hemp seeds.
  5. Serve right away with the maple tahini dressing.

Garden tempeh power bowl

Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans. Rich in protein, this soy product is also an excellent source of B vitamins like niacin and riboflavin that aid in energy production. Combine tempeh with equally nutritious superfoods to double its nutrition benefits.

Ingredients for 3 big bowls:

  • 1 8-ounce package of tempeh
  • 1 bunch of kale, dried and shredded
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn, steamed
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • handfuls of cilantro
  • hemp hearts

Preparation:

  1. Rinse tempeh and add to a pan of boiling water or a steamer. Steam for around 10 minutes, then drain and allow to cool. Once the tempeh has cooled, crumble with your hands and refrigerate until ready for use.
  2. Make your creamy hemp heart ranch by adding hemp hearts, water, nutritional yeast and lemon juice to a blender and blending until smooth and creamy.
  3. Wash and chop the kale greens and vegetables and steam the corn.
  4. Fill three bowls with shredded kale then top with all vegetables and crumbled tempeh. Garnish with hemp heat ranch, cilantro and more hemp hearts. Serve immediately.
  5. Store leftovers separately in the fridge for 3 to 5 days and reassemble.

Green goddess glow bowl

It’s hard not to get obsessed by the green goddess glow bowl. Nutritious and delicious, this vegan power meal includes nutrient-rich green veggies on top of quinoa. It’s also drizzled with lemon and maple syrup for a tangy, slightly treacly taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cup water (or vegetable broth for extra flavor)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 of an onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup edamame, frozen
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cup kale, de-stemmed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • sea salt, to taste

Preparation:

  1. Add quinoa and water to a medium-sized pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover for 15 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the vegetable broth and saute the onions with garlic for 2 minutes. Add the frozen edamame and zucchini, then cook for about 5 minutes. Add the kale last and cook about 1 minute until softened. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and turn off heat.
  3. Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by adding all of the ingredients and whisking until smooth.
  4. Scoop the quinoa into a bowl, top with the vegetable mixture and drizzle on the dressing.
  5. Serve.

Don’t let your busy schedule stop you from enjoying a delicious and nutrient-rich meal. Take a quick break by whipping up these power bowls full of superfoods.

Sources:

FoodRevolution.org

VeryWellFit.com

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