Lately I am all about the presentation and unlikely delicious flavor combinations. In a nutshell, that is this recipe for sure. Big on flavor, satiety, getting in lots of raw and cooked vegetables, plant protein, and whole grains with a little bit of whole plant fats to make it extra tasty. This scrumptious bowl has got it ALL!
Nourish Me Bowl
✔ make ahead ingredients ✔under 30 minutes ✔ weight loss friendly
• 1 medium sweet potato, about 4 ounces
• 1 cup Brussels sprouts, halved
• 1 cup edamame, shelled
• 5 ounces whole grain angel hair pasta or whole grain ramen noodles, millet and brown rice ramen noodles pictured
• 1/3 cup unsweetened soy or oat milk
• 1 garlic clove
• 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
• 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
• 1/4 cup raw cashews
• 2 big handfuls of desired greens, spring mix pictured
• Red cabbage, thinly sliced
• 2 to 3 Kalamata olives, halved
• Fresh parsley, chopped
• Avocado, sliced
• Microgreens or sprouts of choice, sunflower microgreens pictured
• Salt and pepper as desired
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake the sweet potato at 400 F for 20 minutes. During the last 15 minutes of baking add the Brussels sprouts to the baking sheet as well. Then set aside. Once the sweet potato is touchable, peel off the skin (should come off really easy with your hands).
2. Cook the noodles according to package directions, and steam the edamame. Set aside all when done.
3. In a high speed blender add the sweet potato (no skin), soy or oat milk, garlic, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, and cashews. Blend on high for 1 minute until smooth and creamy. Taste and add salt if desired.
4. Pour the sauce over the noodles and combine. Leave a little extra sauce to top the bowl. Then assemble your bowl with the greens first, then the noodles, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, edamame, avocado, olives, microgreens, and parsley. Top with the reserved sauce.
Note: To save even more time, you can bake the sweet potato, and Brussels sprouts ahead of time and simply warm them up when you are ready to make the rest of the bowl.
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