I know the title suggests that I should have written this post about a month ago, but I’m not talking about the American sports event… as this is the extent of my knowledge on this particular subject. I’m talking about Macrobiotic bowls, combining a mixture of delicious flavours, colours, minerals and vitamins. They are becoming more and more popular in the health and wellness world and there is something extremely comforting about eating out of a bowl, and it’s easy, and quick, so when life is full and you still want to have a delicious Breakfast/lunch/dinner it’s a great option.
The idea with a macrobiotic bowl is that you combine whole grains with beans/legumes, and over 50% should be a range of different vegetables. From root veg to leafy greens.
So here are a few of my favourites:
MY HUMMUS BOWL
Hummus (1 cup Chickpeas, 1 tbsp Tahini, 1/3 Oil, 1/3 Cup water, 1 small Garlic clove, 1 pinch salt)
Stewed Red Cabbage (if you buy this ready cooked make sure you read the label for added rubbish and sugars, otherwise it’s best to make your own with apple cider vinegar)
Lemon and Garlic Spinach
Salt and Pepper
To make the hummus: put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until it’s smooth. Once this is done, take half out and put it in your bowl and put the rest in the fridge for a later snack. Chop some garlic and put it in a pan with some coconut oil and the washed spinach. Squeeze some lemon over it and let it wilt. Smash up the avocado in a bowl, with some lime or some lemon juice is always nice, then put the avocado, spinach and red cabbage in the bowl with the hummus. The top with a little olive oil, the seeds and some salt and pepper. Super quick, super delicious.
MY NICE CREAM DESSERT BOWL
1 Cup of frozen Berries (I like raspberries and Blueberries)
1 Cup of pure Coconut milk,
1 tsp Vanilla
Raw Cacao and Coconut for topping
Throw all the Ingredients into the blender and mix until smooth. Then pour into a bowl and top with Raw Cacao and coconut, or whatever topping you fancy.
MY MACRO BOWL
1/3 Cup quiona
1 small handful of potatoes (choose your favourite, I normally use sweet potato but the in photo above I used purple potatoes)
Peel your potatoes and cut them into little chunks and place them in boiling water over the heat. Put the Quinoa in another pot with 4 parts water to 1 part grain, and place it over the heat. This should take between 10 - 12 minutes. While they are cooking, chop the kale, I just try and cut the leaves from the stalks. Then heat a spoon of coconut oil in a pan so it’s a liquid and pour that over the kale and sprinkle a little bit of good salt over it. Place it in the oven on a lower heat (around 100) for 10-12 minutes… this depends on your tastes, how crispy do you want it? So basically you can cook it until you think it’s ready, but I like it when it’s super crispy. Once the potatoes are nice and soft I like to mash them up, you can always add a little extra flavour here if you want to, Sweet potato is delicious with tahini, and these purples ones are great with garlic and thyme. then throw it all in a bowl. The quinoa, the potatoes, the crispy kale, throw in a little avocado and so red cabbage if you like… I love this combination so I always do it. You can also through in some kidney beans to this bowl… works a treat!
You can pretty much throw anything in a bowl and make one of these up.... and there are so many delicious combinations to try... What about trying different themes from around the world... Mexican with salsa, wild rice and black beans, Mediterranean with fresh salad and olives. You can get creative with it! Andy way there are a few recipes and idea for you to try this week... hope you find it helpful.
Happy Monday xxx