Sometimes it can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming to try and incorporate the best gut healthy foods day in and day out. The solution? This nutrient dense, high fiber, probiotic-rich power bowl!!! This recipe makes 3-4 servings and can be made the night before your week starts. 

The best part? This bowl is a completely balanced meal that is super easy to make. Plus, the high fiber content, paired with adequate hydration can help move food through your system a little easier. Nothing like a natural cure for bloating! 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of your favorite cooked, starch-dense base. I suggest rice, lentils, quinoa, or my all time favorite, sweet potato starch “glass” noodles! Otherwise known as Japchae noodles.
  • 1 large beet, roasted and chopped
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, roasted
  • 3 cups chopped dandelion greens (or whatever greens you have on hand!)
  • ¾ cup sauerkraut
  • 2 TBSP pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • Optional add ons: sliced avocado, roasted animal protein of your choice, sauteed tempeh.
  • Pro Tip:  If you have any extra cooked veggies laying around, this is a great way to make use of them. Caramelized sweet onion tastes amazing in this dish and so does freshly chopped scallions!

Feel free to use your favorite vinaigrette or make your own here:

Sweet and Tangy Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup 100% orange juice
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 inches of fresh peeled ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • A pinch of sea salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. If you choose to make the vinaigrette, add all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Divide the cooked starch between 3 or 4 large bowls. Top with beets, cauliflower, greens, sauerkraut, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over each bowl, toss a bit, serve and enjoy!!

Please note, if you have been diagnosed with a medic-gastrointestinal condition such Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Gastroparesis etc., consuming large amounts of high fiber foods may not be advantageous at this time and we recommend that you work closely with your health care practitioner to find an eating regimen that works best for you. 

Enjoy!