POWER BOWL WITH AVOCADO CREAM DRESSING
Another Monday. We are talking all things inflammation this week.
A few weeks ago I found myself saying, "Okay, Monday again. Time to get back on track." While I'd much rather prefer to be "on track" and stay "on track" all the time, that's not usually how life works out. I've found some easy, go-to meals that make getting back in the swing of things so much easier and equally as delicious.
The key to these meals for me is minimal prep. If I have to spend hours in the kitchen to prep elements of a meal--it's gonna be a no for me.
I don't know about you, but things taste better to me when I can eat it out of a bowl. I've concocted about a million versions of these power bowls but today's recipe is definitely a favorite.
How to get back on track
After a weekend of indulging I'm usually left feeling bloated, puffy, tired, and gross. I probably have a new pimple or two and struggle tremendously to get out of bed Monday morning. This is my inflammatory response--how my body responds to fake foods, too much sugar, alcohol, and typically dairy. How do I know this? I've tried just about every food journal, macro tracker, or food logging app you can find, done research, and kept very detailed notes on my body's response to food. This took a lot of time. Thankfully for you though, I am more than willing so share what I've discovered so that process can hopefully be much more smpl for you.
I have three smpl tips that anyone can do to reduce inflammation and get back to feeling like their normal selves again. I'll share these three tips when we wrap up this week's topic on Friday. For now, here's my first of many power bowl recipes. Hope you enjoy!
Your favorite dark leafy greens. Here's my favorite organic mix you can find at your local grocery store. Pictured: lightly sauteed kale with a splash of no sodium added chicken broth.
Toppings & add ons
Pictured: roasted veg--mushrooms, bell pepper, red onion, and tomatoes lightly tossed in EVOO. This bowl is also great with my roasted turmeric cauliflower.
Pictured: Easy three bean "salad"--low sodium black beans, garbanzo beans, and kidney beans rinsed and drained.
Pictured: 1/2 avocado with sesame seed and black pepper
Pictured: Avocado Cream Dressing
½ cup Greek yogurt--I typically use SO Delicious plain coconut yogurt to make this dairy free
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves
2 limes zested and juiced
1 - 2 jalapeños, seeded
Kosher salt & black pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until creamy. Store in a mason jar in fridge for up to two weeks.
I have some awesome content on inflammation that I cannot wait to share with all of you. Check back here or @mnmlmon on Instagram and make sure you don’t miss it!
That's all for now, stay smpl.