Your #Merakiapproved Bowl Of Health

Health bowls are one of my favorites and it’s honestly become an obsession! For some reason everything just tastes better when it is served in a bowl. The best part is that bowls are no longer just for breakfast. You can use health bowls for any meal of the day, all you’d need is your recipe and a bowl!

Join the trend with these mouthwatering health bowl recipes!

Breakfast Bowls

1. Berry Acai Smoothie Bowl The acai bowl is truly one of my favorites. To make this simple smoothie you’ll need:

  • Bananas

  • Mixed berries

  • Acai

  • Your favorite flavored greek yogurt.

Blend everything together and pour into a bowl. To add the perfect finishing touch you can garnish your bowl with more berries, coconut flakes (my personal favorite!), chia seeds, sliced almonds etc.

2. Oatmeal Morning Bowl

  • Oatmeal, Farina or any one of your favorite hot cereals

  • Flax seeds

  • Granola

  • Mixed Berries

  • Organic 100% pure maple syrup

Prepare your hot cereal and top your bowl with the flax seeds, granola and mixed berries. Saving the best for last, drizzle your bowl with organic 100% pure maple syrup.

Bon Appétit!

3. Mango-Pear Smoothie Bowl My favorite part of this ridiculously delicious bowl is definitely the mango. This tangy delicacy gets its main flavors from the mango and pears.

Here's what you’ll need:

  • Mango

  • 1 Pear

  • ¾ cup Almond Milk

  • Chia Seeds

  • Crushed pecans

  • Coconut flakes

Blend the mango, pear, almond milk and chia seeds and pour into your bowl. For your toppings add whatever you desire. I personally like to garnish my bowl with chia seeds, crushed pecans, cubed mangos and a handful of my favorite coconut flakes.

Lunch Bowls

1. Quinoa Bowl

  • Quinoa

  • Chickpeas

  • Broccoli

  • Squash

  • Beets

  • Avocado

Cook broccoli, squash and beets until they are soft. Add everything to your bowl. Optional: drizzle with your favorite sauce or sour cream. Another option is to season with salt, sesame seeds, light 100% pure syrup, honey etc.

2. Couscous Bowl

By far one of my favorites! This bowl is so easy to make I end up making it often when I’m on-the-go.

  • Couscous

  • Kalamata olives

  • Chickpeas

  • Basil

  • Oregano

  • Parsley

  • Mint

  • Red onions

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • Roma tomato

  • English cucumber

  • Diced red bell pepper

  • Feta cheese

Lemon Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Boil the couscous with 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon kosher salt and 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or any healthy oil that you desire) - for each cup of couscous boil 1 cup of water. This step should take about 3 minutes. Do not let the couscous burn.

Move the couscous to your bowl and fluff it up as it tends to stick together.

Now you make the salad. Add any salad ingredients you desire, or you can use my favorite Mediterranean style ingredients above.

For the last step, make your lemon dressing and pour over your bowl. Mix everything together and enjoy!

Dinner Bowls

1. Yellow Rice Bowl & Broccoli

  • Rice

  • Turmeric

  • Broccoli

Optional: carrots, chickpeas, kale

Bring the rice to boil, add turmeric (not a lot as it gives off a bitter taste). Saute broccoli to make it as soft as you like, I personally like save some crunch. Your final step is to spice and garish you bowl. To keep it simple add salt and pepper.

Sauce is optional: Boil cauliflower until soft then blend with water until you achieve desired thickness.

2. Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

This recipe is one of my favorites from the Minimalist Baker. For full recipe instructions click here.

  • 2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or avocado oil

  • 1/2 medium red onion (sliced in wedges)

  • 2 small sweet potatoes (halved)

  • 1 bundle broccoli (large stems removed // chopped)

  • 2 big handfuls kale (larger stems removed)

  • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper

  • 1 15-ounce chickpeas (drained, rinsed + patted dry)

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 3/4 tsp chili powder

  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper

  • 1/2 tsp tsp oregano (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

  • 1/4 cup tahini

  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/2 medium lemon (juiced)

  • 2-4 Tbsp hot water (to thin)


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