Free from dairy, grains and any hidden nasties, this vegan and paleo nourish bowl is a template for you to add to/edit as much or as little as you like.
Bowls like this are a huge staple of my diet, partly because I love all the different textures and flavours, but also because the wider variety of vegetables you use, the more vitamins you're going to be packing into your bowl. Win win.
This bowl has a massaged kale base, with roasted veg, avocado and pumpkin seeds. Crispy oven baked chickpeas with smoked paprika are a great addition too, or some homemade hummus!
Ingredients (makes 2 bowls):
For the massaged kale
Big drizzle of macadamia nut oil (can use olive oil, avocado oil, walnut oil etc instead but DO NOT USE polyunsaturated oils like canola, sunflower, safflower, vegetable oil etc - these are highly processed and shown to cause inflammation in your body)
Good squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Salt, pepper and a sprinkle of chilli flakes
(And then, you guessed it, massage all these ingredients together with your hands! The kale will become soft and delicious very quickly). If you have cuts on your hands (I always do because of my kitten) this can be a bit stingy, but so worth it!
For the veggies
Again pick your oil of choice, and be liberal with your drizzling
Pick a mix of veg (I used 2 carrots, 4 beetroots, 1 aubergine and 1 yellow pepper)
Roast. If you're using carrots or fresh beetroot then put them in a bit earlier as they'll need longer.
Put everything together in the bowl and add toppings of choice - nuts and seeds are great for crunch and also for you! I used pumpkin seeds and avocado (obviously).
If you're not vegan and would like to add an extra protein hit, this goes great with eggs, feta, or halloumi.