Green Goodness Bowl | Vegan, GF

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green goodness bowl

Hey guys, today’s recipe is perfect for summer evenings or meal prep. I don’t know about you, but I really struggle to know what to eat when it’s warm outside. I lose my appetite, nothing seems appealing and I have very little desire to cook. Salads are great, but it gets a little dull when you’re eating them every single day for a month or longer… 

Can anyone remember the last time they saw rain? I certainly can’t.  

This bowl takes 15-20 minutes from fridge to plate and is full of fresh goodness. I chose really simple seasonings because firstly, I don’t want to spend much time thinking about food right now. Secondly, the freshness of the lemon with the greens is amazing and I didn’t want to ruin that.  

I wanted to include a lot of fresh greens to boost the nutrient density of the bowl as I’m absolutely certain mine have dropped lately with my decreased appetite.  

This recipe is vegan, gluten free, nut free and dairy free. It does contain soy.  

Serves 2 

Ingredients 

Greens  

  • 200g fresh kale 
  • 1 cup edamame (fresh or frozen) 
  • 200g tenderstem broccoli  
  • Any additional greens you’d like – I added a Sainsbury’s Green Medley pack to bulk up my bowl a bit. 
  • ½ tsp garlic pepper seasoning  
  • Few sprays of olive oil 

Quinoa  

  • 100g quinoa  
  • 300ml vegetable stock  
  • Pinch chilli flakes  
  • 1 clove garlic, diced (optional) 

To serve 

  • Juice of one lemon 

Method 

  1. Cook quinoa as per packet instructions, using vegetable stock rather than water and adding garlic and chilli flakes to the pan as it cooks.  
  2. 10 minutes before your quinoa is due to be ready, place a wok on medium heat with a few sprays of fry spray.  
  3. Once the pan is up to temperature, add the broccoli to the pan. Allow to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add all remaining vegetables and cook for a further 5 minutes, continuing to stir when necessary.  
  4. Add quinoa and vegetables to your bowl/ plate then add lemon juice.  

Serve and enjoy! 

What have you guys been eating in the heat? 

Until next time,  

Sophie  

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56 thoughts on “Green Goodness Bowl | Vegan, GF

  1. As a vegan I LOVE the look of this recipe, I love green foods and salad bowls so this really peaked my interest. Will have to try this sometime! Great post lovely xx

    Livingandblogging.co.uk

  2. This looks amazing! I’m on the search for some fresh, quick summer recipes at the moment, so this is going straight on my list. I like how you haven’t overcomplicated the seasoning to allow natural flavours to come through!

    1. Thank you! A recipe with good basic flavours is needed every once in a while. Great for people who don’t like spending too long in the kitchen either. Let me know if you try it! x

  3. I am the exact same in this weather, I just have no idea what to eat. I honestly usually live on sandwiches and ice cream as I don’t want fresh food and I don’t want fast food either! Nothing seems appealing. I looove the sound of the quinoa but still don’t think I could eat all the greens in this heat, I bet they taste super yummy though and what a meal full of goodness!
    Alice Xx

    1. I used to be the same but now I can’t really eat gluten and haven’t found a GF that really tastes amazing yet so I’m pushing myself to try and be a little more creative. Thankfully the greens go down pretty well for me. For some reason my stomach seems to have unlimited room for anything green? I totally get you though. I feel like a bad person for wishing it would cool off a bit x

    1. Greens seem to have this magical quality where they can satisfy you without making you feel like a bloated overheating mess which in this heat, I really appreciate. I hope you like it! x

  4. What’s edamame? I haven’t heard of it before. This recipie sounds great! I’ll definitely give it a go. I really like Kale. I do agree it’s so hard to know what to be eating in this weather especially as it’s so hot!! Fab post!

    1. Edamame is a soya bean! It looks a little like a large pea, full of protein too. Thank you! I agree, I’m running out of ideas now…I had yet another salad for dinner tonight x

    1. I love a good smoothie bowl! My teeth are fairly sensitive though so I can’t manage them everyday. Savoury versions are great too though (and make my teeth happier). x

    1. I totally agree and honestly, in summer it’s the best way! And the kitchen doesn’t feel like 3000 degrees when you’re done cooking either which is a huge perk x

  5. I LOVE how this post is all about healthy food! Oh man, it seems so easy to make this bowl considering how it takes less than 20 minutes. Looks super tasty. Thanks for sharing this recipe :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  6. This looks really yummy! Broccoli is my all time favourite vegetable so I was excited to see them included in this recipe! It’s winter where I live but this still sounds like something I’d be keen to eat! Thanks for sharing!

  7. YAS, thank you for this! I’ve been trying to think and think what we’ll do for dinner tonight and now I got that sorted. I’m going to link this to my husband so he can pick up all the ingredients for it when he gets home 🙂 THANK YOU! 🙂

    lots of love, Jasmin
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

  8. I’m the same! My appetite really goes when it’s hot like this and I have no idea what to cook. I have been eating a lot of salads lately but this seems like the perfect alternative. It looks so healthy and I love that it’s quick and easy to make. Thanks for the inspiration Sophie! xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  9. I always like to eat really light in the summer especially in this heatwave that we are having! This green bowl looks really delicious, Great recipe! X

  10. Loving this recipe! I haven’t been in the mood to cook at all in this weather, so quick but tasty meals are what I’ve been sticking to really. This bowl looks so fresh! Thanks for sharing x

  11. I really wish I liked more healthy foods so I could eat things like this! I completely agree that in this weather you lose your appetite, I can never be bothered to cook after work at the best of times let alone in this heat! Great post hun this looks yummy!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  12. I’m the same way when deciding what to eat when it’s a little to hot outside, I don’t ever want to put the stove on because it just makes it more hot! I love adding Kale and broccoli in my salads, livens the salad up a bit! I’ve been eating a lot of Quinoa recently as well, so I think I’ll have to try making this as it looks really simple and tasty!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  13. This looks SO good and perfect for Summer as there’s lots of fresh ingredients going on – I wasn’t hungry for dinner as I’d had a massive Italian for lunch but you’ve made me crave this now! Haha. I love how simple this is to make as well as I’m not the best cook but I reckon I could manage to pull this off x

    Alice | http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

  14. This looks pretty good. I’ve been going back and forth on changing my diet to vegetarian or vegan.. I would love to get healthier and lose a few pounds.. I’ll try this and see how it goes..

  15. I’m totally the same when it comes to the Heat, I lose my appetite and don’t want to hang over the stove to cook something. I tend to eat really bad when it’s hot to avoid cooking all together! So bad I know, but this salad can change all that. I love the fact it only takes 20 minutes to make and is all vegan!

  16. Totally agree with you about not knowing what to eat. It’s so much easier to choose when it’s cold! I love how this recipe is so quick and easy but still really flavoursome. I LOVE edamame as well so I’m deffo going to be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    Lots of love,

    Molly xo

  17. I’m actually a big fan of Kale actually so I was pleasantly pleased to see this recipe. Lol I wish I lost my appetite a bit like I’m just constantly eating all year round Also super happy that it’s so easy to prepare and I agree kale is less soggy than lettuce for sure. Great post as always hun!

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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