Healing Bowl: That just sounds like a nourishing meal doesn’t it? I was really intrigued when I came across the idea of a Buddha or Healing Bowl. These types of bowls are basically just a meal that combines several REAL foods into one bowl that will fill your tummy with nutrients, your body with energy, and your mind with just plain old good vibes! Another thing that I love is that you can customize it to your preferences, and the possibilities are endless! 

I have been eating more veggies lately, and to be honest I am LOVING IT! I haven’t missed having dairy and gluten as much as I thought that I would. Eating REAL food is much more fun and colorful too. In any Healing/Buddha Bowl, I think it’s important to include your good fats, proteins, and veggies. I feel like this combination is what makes the bowl so nourishing and…well, HEALING! 

I am a firm believer that our bodies can be healed with food. It’s not really that hard to do, we just make it hard. We (I’m including myself) are so used to eating processed, sugary, fake foods that our taste buds crave those things instead of the real foods that were put here on Earth by God for us to eat and thrive from. Why is this so hard for us to understand and give in to?

I have adapted this recipe from A Pinch of Yum. If you haven’t checked out her blog before, you definitely need to. All of her recipes that I have tried are fantastic. Especially this one…..

Healing Bowl: Quinoa, Turmeric Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Lemon Garlic Dressing
 
This bowl is the perfect definition of a healing bowl. You've got the greens, good fats, protein, and of course, an amazing flavor! The mixture of savory, sweet, and sour flavors make this bowl so unique and diverse. YUM.
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
Turmeric Mashed Sweet Potatoes-
  • 2 large organic sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 T. organic olive oil
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 C. organic vegetable broth
  • dash of cinnamon (optional)
Lemon Garlic Dressing-
  • ¼ C. lemon juice
  • ⅓ C. organic olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. organic raw honey
  • ¼ C. parsley leaves
  • ¼ tsp. salt (or more to taste)
Healing Bowl Additions-
  • 2 C. cooked quinoa
  • 3 C. spinach
  • chopped almonds (or other nuts for topping)
  • chopped parsley (for topping)
Instructions:
  1. For the SWEET POTATOES, heat the potatoes with olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the turmeric and toss to coat. Add the garlic and then the vegetable broth. Simmer until the potatoes are soft and the liquid has almost cooked out completely. Transfer to a small bowl (or I used my Kitchen Aid mixer) and mash. Season with salt and pepper and a dash of cinnamon (optional).
  2. Pulse all ingredients for the DRESSING in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. For your BOWL, mix your spinach with a small amount of dressing. You can also stir a little dressing into the sweet potatoes or quinoa if you want. Serve each bowl with the mashed sweet potatoes, quinoa, spinach, and a poached egg. Top with more dressing, a handful of almonds, and some parsley for the perfect dish.