Nourishing your body after yoga – and in fact after any exercise – is super useful and always a great idea! This not only helps you to replenish your energy stores, but also gives your body a burst of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that it needs to flourish and thrive!
My Post-Yoga Salad Bowl is a fantastic choice of dish to dive into when you need to re-fuel, and as it only contains a few ingredients, it is quick and simple to make. And, for an added reason to love this recipe, it is made with one of the many amazing products from BFree Foods!
The following ingredients will make enough for one serving.
- 2 cups of cooked quinoa
- 1/4 of a purple cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, grated
- A handful of walnuts, crumbled
- A handful of small cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 an avocado, thinly sliced
- 1 BFree Pitta bread, toasted and cut into triangles
- Juice of 1 lime
- A dash of olive oil
To make this recipe you simply need to combine the cooked quinoa, purple cabbage, carrot, walnuts, cherry tomatoes, and avocado together in a bowl. You can then place the toasted pitta bread on top.
Mix the lime juice and olive oil together in a cup to make the dressing and then drizzle over your meal before serving.
As this dish contains a generous serving of quinoa, it is an amazing way to truly give your body a boost. Quinoa contains all of the essential amino acids, making it a fantastic source of protein. In fact, it is one of very few plant based foods that do provide all eight of the essential amino acids!
Quinoa is also a fantastic source of copper, fibre, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc!
Walnuts are my second favourite health-boosting aspect of this dish, and I actually suggest that everyone gets a small handful of nuts into their diet every day!
Walnuts help to lower cholesterol levels in the body, and they also encourage a healthy metabolism, meaning that they can contribute to effective weight management. These tasty nuts are also known to be anti-inflammatory, and can, therefore, be beneficial for keeping illness and certain health conditions at bay.
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