Ever have those days where you feel really out of balance? Lately, I’ve had a lot of those. It might be that it’s a busier season in my life, or it could be that I’m not prioritizing the way I should. But I have a fix! It’s a natural fix that can motivate you to bounce back from a hectic week when you feel out of sorts. Beauty bowls are my go-to when I feel sluggish, unmotivated and just down-right in the dumps.
Probably the best part about beauty bowls is that the ingredient combinations are bountiful. Whether you toss in a whole bunch of greens or some paprika roasted red potatoes, you’re still nourishing your body for optimal beauty. I’m not a vegan, but I sure do love plant-based meals and the natural benefits that come with them.
Recipe: Go-to beauty bowl
Prep & cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 1 hungry person
- 1 sweet potato
- Handful of greens (Spinach, romaine, kale, spring greens, whatever your heart desires!)
- 1/2 cup chickpeas
- 3 tbsp Crystal buffalo sauce
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
- Various seasonings (S&P, chili powder, paprika)
- 1/4 cup sprouts
- 1/4 avocado, chopped
- 2 tbsp green onions, chopped
- Lime wedges
- Dressing (You can use a vinaigrette or make your own dressing with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and S&P)
NOTE: You can always add other vegetables, nuts, etc. The options are endless!
Preheat oven to 400° and wash and drain chickpeas. Add chickpeas to a small bowl with 3 tbsp of Crystal buffalo sauce and mix well. Spread on baking sheet and cook for 25-30 minutes until roasted. At the 15-minute mark, add sliced red bell pepper. When they are finished cooking, cover and set aside.
Meanwhile, wash sweet potato and wrap in Saran wrap. Microwave for about 6-7 minutes until tender. Let sweet potato cool for 5 minutes in Saran wrap. Prepare all other ingredients for bowl. Then, take sweet potato and spread apart in a big bowl. Mash the sweet potato and add a generous amount of sea salt, black pepper, chili powder and paprika. Add roasted chickpeas and sliced bell peppers to bowl. Next, toss in greens, avocado, green onions, sprouts. Add dressing and lime juice and you’re ready to eat.
Vow to make this beauty bowl at least once this week! It’s delicious, flavorful and full of nutrients. It’ll help you feel balanced in no time. Let me know what you think of beauty bowls/plant-based meals in the comments below!