Food & Drink Friday Recipe

Recipe Friday – Orange Buddha Bowl

December 17, 2016
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One of the easiest and yummiest things to eat is a Buddha Bowl. These bowls are enjoyed with gratitude and packed with pure and simple foods forming a round mound that is reminiscent of a Buddha’s belly. For this Recipe Friday, we created an Orange-colored Buddha Bowl. Orange is one of the happiest colors and we were feeling a bit gloomy with the grey weather and some sick kids in the house. So a happy orange bowl seemed like the perfect way to lift our spirits and boost our immune systems too!

 

Health Benefits of Orange Vegetables:

Eating red and orange vegetables regularly will help you reduce your risk of chronic disease. These bright-colored vegetables contain zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, vitamin C and beta-carotene. The nutrients help our bodies in many different ways, from our eyes to our bones. The benefits include aiding in eye health, reducing the risk of prostate cancer, lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, promoting collagen formation, fighting harmful free radicals in the body, encouraging pH balance of the body and boosting the immune system.

 

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Orange Buddha Bowl

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup orange tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1 medium sweet potato diced
  • 2 cups greens

 

SALAD METHOD:

  • preheat oven to 425
  • Chop sweet potatoes into small wedges coat with olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Chop the bell pepper, julienne slice the carrots and heat up in pan for 2-3 minutes
  • Add tomatoes & garbanzo beans for another 2 minutes

SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 cup cashews (soaked at least 8 hours)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 water
  • salt to taste
  • dash of paprika
  • dash of chili flakes

 

SAUCE METHOD:

Combine and blend all together

Enjoy!

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Credits: Author: Jill Uechi // Recipe and Photography: Katelyn Guerrero

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