Vegan Power Bowl (gluten-free, oil-free)

vegan power bowl

Vegan Power Bowl!

You need this bowl of nutrient dense plant-based goodies in your life! This is my ideal lunch…a vegan power bowl is filling, simple, nutritious and SO yummy at the same time. As a health coach, this is a healthy meal that I would highly recommend adding into your daily diet. 

The reason why I call this a vegan power bowl is because it’s LOADED with essential vitamins and minerals.

If you are looking into adopting a plant-based lifestyle or just need great healthy recipes, you need to bookmark or print this one ASAP. 

You can add whatever you want to a power bowl, that’s what makes it fun!

Mine has turmeric quinoa, sweet potatoes, mini heirloom tomatoes, avocado, hemp seeds, beets, and spring mix lettuce. 

This recipe is: 

✔️Vegan 

✔️Plant-based 

✔️Oil-free

✔️Gluten-free

✔️100% yummy 

Fresh Ingredients

The key to health is creating your meals out of fresh, whole, plant-focused ingredients. Fresh veggies = life! 

I used mini yellow and red heirloom tomatoes..my favorite! You can use any kind of tomatoes that you like. In addition, I used a spring mix style lettuce but feel free to use romaine, spinach, arugula, or even butter lettuce. This vegan power bowl is filled with fresh ingredients that pack so many benefits. 

Vegan Power Bowl

Turmeric Quinoa

One of my absolute favorite ways to get my daily dose of turmeric is to add it into my quinoa while it cooks! Simply add in about 1/4 tsp turmeric powder into your quinoa water and the quinoa will absorb it as it cooks.

Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory that is amazing for cancer prevention, concentration, reducing inflammation naturally and fighting diseases. 

Tip: make a batch of this turmeric quinoa for the week so you can add it into your lunches and dinners 

I added about 1 cup of this to my vegan power bowl! 

Vegan Power Bowl

Oil-free Dressing

OMG! This dressing is my new favorite oil-free vegan dressing. It has 3 ingredients and tastes so bomb. Could it get any easier?! 

I have been making my own dressings now for a long time, it is so much healthier to make your own than to get bottled dressings in the store that are filled with oil, sugar and chemicals. 

vegan power bowl

YUM

When your lunch is prettier than you are….

I love making meals that are filled with every color of the rainbow. #EatTheRainbow

Here is a little trick, the more colors from natural foods in your meal, the more nutrients it has! For example, beets are very high in antioxidants and folate, sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A and help to balance hormones, quinoa is a complete protein, and tomatoes are high in vitamin C and lycopene. Yes please! 

vegan power bowl

What else would you add to this power bowl?! Tell me in the comments how you would put your own creative spin on it! 

A great addition to this would be lentils! I added the lentils to my boyfriend’s bowl and he LOVED it! 

Quinoa

Beets

Sweet potatoes

Tomatoes

Avocado 

Spring mix 

All the goodies! 

vegan power bowl

I sprinkled hemp seeds on top of this bowl for extra healthy fats, protein, fiber and vitamins. 

Hemp Seed 101: 

Hemp seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition as they pack about 11 grams of protein per three tablespoon serving. They are actually a complete protein which means hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids. In addition, hemp seeds are filled with fiber, essential omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, iron and calcium.

You can sprinkle hemp seeds on a salad, blend them into a smoothie or even use in baking. 

Who wants a vegan power bowl now?! 

I am so excited for you all to try this recipe..you won’t be disappointed! 

Also, if you’re looking for an easy, healthy, filling, plant-based, gluten-free meal…you need to try this! 

vegan power bowl

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Vegan Power Bowl (gluten-free, oil-free)

This vegan power bowl is completely WFPB, gluten-free, oil-free and so yummy. If you need a filling but nutritious meal, you need to try this out! 
Course Main Course
Keyword vegan bowl, Vegan Buddha Bowl, Vegan gluten-free lunch, Vegan Power Bowl, wfpb dinner, wfpb lunch
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 3 cups spring mix or lettuce of choice
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa to make turmeric quinoa like me, add turmeric to quinoa's cooking water
  • 1 cup roasted cubed sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup steamed beets I get the pre-steamed one's from Trader Joe's
  • 3/4 cup halved baby tomatoes
  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds

ACV Oil-Free Dressing

Instructions

  • Add your lettuce into your bowl then topped with all of your other ingredients! Tip: meal prep your potatoes and quinoa ahead of time so you can just add them to your bowl.
  • Mix together dressing ingredients then pour on top of your bowl. 
  • Serve and enjoy! 

Notes

I don't measure anything when I cook! I just throw ingredients together. Feel free to use as much or as little of each item as you'd like. For example, if you want less tomatoes, add less tomatoes. If you want to add more beets, go right ahead...etc! 

I hope you enjoy this recipe! 

In good health, 

Danielle 

 

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