A tasty recipe is what I got
Early in the morning, risin’ to the street. Light me up that Santa Cruz and I strap shoes on my feet. I got a labrador, and I can still get by. Life’s too short, so love the one you got’, cause you might get run over or you might get shot. Take a small example, take a tip from me, take all of your money, give it all to charity. Lime is what I got, I said remember that lime’, is what I got, now remember that.
This recipe is not just about eating a bowl of healthy veggies to cleanse you of your sins from the weekend. It’s about energizing and nourishing you with sublime, crave-worthy and guilt-free vegan flavours.
The right plant food flavour combinations can be so mind-blowing delicious that the line between healthy and indulgence becomes blurry. This latin-themed Zesty Life Bowl is full of nutritious whole foods and has serious oomph, but don’t start a riot when you feel your mouth get hot.
Spinach – One of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, this endurance enhancing leaf is full of iron, contains cancer fighting antioxidants, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, and 40% of your magnesium requirement daily. Whoa yeah baby let’s get it on!
Avocado – Full of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation reducing antioxidants, and blood pressure reducing potassium (30% more than a banana!).
Cilantro – Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building. —recovery faster from injuries!
Jalapeños – Jalapeños are full of metabolism-boosting, pain-relieving and cancer-fighting capsaicin, digestion-aiding fibre and immunity enhancing vitamin C.
Lime – Limes are full of free-radical fighting antioxidants, immunity enhancing vitamin C, cancer-fighting limonoids and electrolyte-balancing potassium.
Yam – Yams are made up of complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber allowing for slow uptake to keep blood sugar levels steady. Yams have healthy skin promoting and bone strengthening vitamin A, which also works to heighten night vision (But probably don’t toss your headlamp).
Pumpkin Seeds – Full of anemia-fighting iron, immunity-boosting zinc, recovery-accelerating magnesium and mood-boosting tryptophan.
Legumes (Beans) – Rich in powerful muscle-repairing protein, digestion-improving, blood-sugar stabilizing and blood cholesterol reducing fibre, anemia-fighting iron and immunity-boosting zinc.
Quinoa – Essential nutrients for muscle recovery, one cup of quinoa delivers minerals, fiber, antioxidants, enzymes, all nine essential amino acids and nine grams of protein, making it one of the most complete foods in nature. Iron-rich quinoa helps the body produce energy and helps the blood deliver oxygen to muscles. Particularly critical for female and endurance athletes who are often iron-deficient.
Cumin – Full of red blood cell producing iron and copper, immune-boosting and digestion-regulating zinc, blood pressure and heart rate controlling potassium, and free-radical fighting manganese.
Coconut Milk – Loaded with natural pH feeding electrolytes, immunity and energy enhancing lauric acid and fat burning MCTs.
Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.
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Sublime Lime Latin BowlPrint Recipe
- 1 c tri-coloured quinoa (plain is fine too)
- 1 yam, cubed small
- 1 c spinach chopped
- 1 jalapeños, sliced
- 1 c rinsed and cooked organic mixed beans
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1/2 avocado sliced
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp pink sea salt
- Sublime Lime Sauce
- 1 c chopped cilantro
- 3/4 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp. pink himalayan salt
- 1/2 c coconut milk
- 1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Lightly coat a cast iron pan with coconut oil and arrange cubed yams; sprinkle the cumin and 1/2 tsp pink salt on top. Bake for 30–40 minutes, tossing every so often.
Combine 1 c quinoa with 2 c water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 30min
Slice the jalapeños, and when the yams have approx 10min left, toss the jalapeños and beans into the pan with the cumin yams, toss everything around and cook for another 10min.
Prepare your Zesty Life Sublime Lime sauce
Add chopped cilantro, lime juice, coconut milk and 1/2tsp pink salt into blender or vitamix. Blend! Once the mixture is well-blended, add the olive oil and zap once to gently blend in. (don't over-blend olive oil or you'll heat and damage it)
Toss your spinach in a bit of the sauce and arrange in your bowl. Add about 1/3 c quinoa and top with roasted cumin veggies, pumpkin seeds, avocado and a few Jalapeño slices on top for an instagram-worthy photo 🙂 Drizzle with your desired amount of Sublime Lime Sauce.