Have you ever tasted a dish that made you moan because it was so good? Well if you haven’t then you are missing out! I went on an adventure/fitness retreat to Costa Rica with Sonja Franzmann who is an awesome retreat leader and basically one of the most incredible women I’ve ever met. We literally moaned our way through meals for a week and basically existed in food and fitness bliss. One of our best meals was a salad made of quinoa, avocado, lettuce, tomato, carrots, celery and broccoli. Every bite was a different blend of veggies and quinoa so you always had a slightly different taste with every bite. It was totally moan-worthy!! When I came back from Costa I was obsessed with this salad so I decided to try my hand.
You may be wondering what this has to do with the Super Bowl? Well this bowl is full of SuperFoods. You may recall from a previous blog that there are some incredibly powerful foods out there that can help fight infection, cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging and many other ailments. SuperBowl Sunday gave me a reason to pile all of my favorite SuperFoods together into one blissful, moan-worthy bowl. So here’s to my own SuperFood Bowl!!
The NanBowl (Makes enough for 2 but you can always use more and invite friends over to make their own bowls)
1 cup Brussel sprouts halved
½ sweet potato cubed
1 beet cubed
2 cups quinoa cooked
½ onion diced
Small bunch of spinach or kale (any leafy green will do)
½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
½ avocado sliced
Mix all of these ingredients together and toss with your favorite dressing. I like a simple balsamic vinegar/extra virgin olive oil drizzle. Or you can make this phenomenal Avocado Lime dressing.
Avocado Lime Dressing
½ to 1 avocado mashed
2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or 1 whole squeezed lime)
½ tbsp honey
¼ tsp cumin
1 tbsp white or red vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
¼ cup water
Whisk all ingredients together and toss on top of your own superfood bowl and have your own ‘moan’-ingful moment!! You may not even care who wins or loses while you are enjoying this bowl of bliss!!