My journey with raw foods has been absolutely amazing and eye-opening in so many ways. So many new and wonderful blessings have come into my life since I started eating mostly raw fruits and veggies.

 

I have so much more energy than I ever have in my entire life. My digestion has improved, I have much less brain fog, and my anxiety has gone down. I feel lighter, more joyful and abundant. I am seeing the world with different eyes, appreciating all the beauty around me, no matter where I am on earth.

 

And last but not least, I have expanded my creativity in the kitchen, not only creating some delicious raw food meals, but some amazingly nutritious ones as well.

 

I am of the belief that our food doesn’t need to be bland in order to be healthy. In fact, the more diverse the meal, the more nutritious it is. It’s a win-win!

 

As I was making my lunch today I was thinking about how much deep nutrition I could pack into one meal, and how to blend the flavors together to make it tasty too…that is always my goal!

 

Here is what I ended up putting together. You might call it a salad, but I call it an amazing power bowl.

 

You’ll need:

 

  •    2 leaves of kale, center stem removed
  •    small handful chopped cilantro
  •    a little red onion, diced
  •    1 small carrot, chopped
  •    3 basil leaves, chopped
  •    3 large mint leaves, chopped
  •    ½ ripe avocado
  •    small handful sprouted sunflower seeds
  •    ¼ cup organic black beans (cooked or from a can)
  •    Himalayan sea salt & black pepper (optional)

 

For the dressing:

 

  •    ½ avocado
  •    juice of 1 lemon
  •    1/8 cup cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
  •    2 fresh garlic cloves (minced or finely chopped)
  •    1 tbsp dried oregano
  •    1 cup filtered water

 

 

How to:

 

Add all ingredients to a salad bowl. Add avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic cloves, and oregano to a food processor and pulse a few times until relatively smooth. Then blend on low and slowly add water until it reaches a dressing consistency. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle a little Himalayan sea salt and pepper on top and enjoy. (Tip: if you want an even more nutrient dense version, add some fresh raw beets!)

 

The reason I call this a power bowl is, it’s not just your average salad. This meal is absolutely LOADED with nutrition.

 

This power bowl is iron rich, detoxifying (including heavy metals), anti-microbial, cleansing and tonifying for the liver, full of healthy fats and loaded with protein. It is alkaline (PH balancing) and helps to build new healthy cells and tissues in the body.

 

Try this power bowl and let me know what you think in the comments, share on social media or contact: andrea@lloveraholistic.com

 

 

 

 

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