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Probiotic Grain Bowl

Grain bowls are easy and healthy. This recipe is packed with protein, probiotics, and fiber. Quinoa bowls are one of my favorite go-to meals, and the flavor combos are endless. I love getting creative and picking healthy ingredients that are full of different flavors and benefits.

This bowl incorporates some great superfoods like kimchi, wakame seaweed, radishes, avocados & quinoa. I love making a big batch of quinoa ahead of time so that I can use it as I please throughout the week. This bowl is a perfect example of a balanced meal. It has protein, fiber, healthy fats, probiotics, probiotics, & it’s packed with vitamins and minerals. If you’re looking for a satisfying meal that will help keep you on track with your health goals, than this bowl is for you!

Where do you find WAKAME?

My favorite brand is Emerald Cove, which you can buy for much cheaper on Amazon versus Whole Foods. It’s high-quality & NON-GMO. It comes dried, and to use it you simply let it soak in water for a couple minutes. You can also find it at specialty Japanese grocery stores!

Wakame is light, delicious & makes a great salad topping too!

Ingredient Benefits

We’ve all heard that avocados and quinoa are good for us. They’ve become very mainstream & rightfully so. Avocados are packed with fiber, help you burn fat, plus their high content of omega 3’s promote healthy skin and hair. Quinoa is a powerhouse grain. It is a complete protein source, providing 20 amino acids — including 10 essential acids that are body doesn’t naturally produce. I cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein.

The following ingredients are loaded with health benefits, that you might not know, so continue reading below to learn why this grain bowl recipe is so powerful!

Kimchi

  • Probiotic Rich
  • Improves Digestion
  • Vitamin A, B & C
  • Boosts Immune System

Kimchi is one of my favorite probiotic foods. Cabbage supports detoxification and helps your body remove waste & toxins while increasing your body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Since kimchi is fermented, it’s loaded with healthy bacteria aka probiotics, which improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system.

healthy grain bowl toppings

Radishes

  • Promotes healthy glowing skin
  • Vitamin C
  • Folic Acid & Vitamin B
  • Reduces signs of aging
  • Fiber
  • Improve digestion
  • Suppress Appetite
  • Prebiotics

Radishes are over 95% percent water, and are loaded with Vitamin C, which promotes healthy skin and stimulates collagen (bye premature wrinkles!). The folic acid & Vitamin B in radishes gives you glowing skin and reduces damage from UV rays and free radicals. Since radishes are so high in water, they fill you up faster and satisfy your hunger. Plus, fiber helps suppress your appetite and improves your digestion. They’re also packed with Prebiotics, non-digestible carbs that feed probiotics, so it’s important to incorporate both into your diet daily.

Wakame

  • Balances Hormones
  • Burns Fat
  • Omega 3’s

Wakame provides a boost of vital nutrients like, iron, manganese, and calcium which helps balance hormones naturally. It’s rich in fucoxanthin, (a catenoid found in seaweed), which promotes fat burning and increases liver function by helping to decrease bad cholesterol.

quinoa grain bowl

Probiotic Grain Bowl Recipe

You’re going to love how you feel after this recipe! It’s filling, crunchy, and full of tons of health benefits. Feel free to top it with your dressing of choice, siracha, mustard, olive oil etc.

Probiotic Grain Bowl

A healthy & satisfying lunch that's packed with vitamins, minerals & probiotics
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: gluten free, grain bowl, healthy recipe, lunch recipe
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup sliced radish
  • 3 tbsp wakame seaweed
  • 1/2 cup roasted corn
  • 1 sliced English cucumber
  • 2 tbsp kimchi
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • dash salt, pepper & ground ginger

Instructions

  • Place wakame in a small bowl and fill with 1/8 cup of water. Let it soak for a few minutes, while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • When building your bowl, add quinoa first, then top with the remaining ingredients. Get creative with your arrangement!
  • Drizzle with olive oil and top with a dash of salt, pepper & ground ginger to taste.

Try this recipe?

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If you’d like to read more about the ingredient health benefits, check-out the articles below:

https://draxe.com/wakame/

https://www.livestrong.com/article/413273-health-benefits-of-radishes/

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