Nourish Bowls // Guest Post by Kelly Fielding of Bella and Bhakti

Nourish Bowls, Soul Bowls, Rainbow Bowls- they have taken the social media world by storm as of late; vibrant creations that are as beautiful to look at as they are good for you!

Nourish Bowls are a combination of clean proteins, healthy fats and vibrant vitamins and minerals that offers the body all it needs to thrive and glow from the inside out. Nourish bowls have an infinite number of variations and can be easy adapted to suit seasonal produce and personal taste.

They can grace a breakfast, lunch or dinner table and their colorful nature means they are enjoyed by those familiar with healthy cuisine or those new to the world of things such as quinoa, chia seeds or kale. They fit perfectly in line with my ‘food as medicine’ approach to eating and are a wonderful way to introduce people to the concept of eating for health as well as pleasure.

Here are some delicious recipes to try for yourself at home. For more ideas, recipes and inspiration visit my website at

www.bellaandbhakti.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/bellaandbhakti/

Morning Nourish Bowl

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This is a beautiful bowl to enjoy in the morning to nourish and sooth you for themorning ahead. You can prepare the chia seeds the night before if you like to make it vey quick and easy to arrange in the morning!

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of chia seeds

1 cup of coconut milk

1 teaspoon of coconut nectar

A small pinch of vanilla powder

1 banana sliced

1 kiwi fruit sliced

half a dozen fresh blueberries

Homemade or bought raw muesli. I mixed 1 tablespoon each of- desiccated

coconut, flaked almonds, flax seeds, dates, raisons, pumpkin seeds

Method

1. Prepare the chia pudding by adding the coconut milk to the seeds and whisking well. Allow this mixture to sit for 10-15 minutes to absorb, mixing frequently so it sets evenly and without clumps. Add the sweetener and vanilla and mix well to combine.

2. While the chia absorbs, slice up your fresh fruit and prepare your muesli by mixing all the ingredients together in equal portions- I used around 1 tablespoon of each ingredient. You can also use your favorite store purchased variety. When the chia is ready, simply arrange the chia pudding, muesli and sliced fruit in your bowl. You can drizzle with more coconut nectar or add a dollop of coconut yogurt if you desire.

Rainbow Nourish Bowl

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Ingredients

1 large parsnip

½ teaspoon of turmeric

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

A pinch of salt

1 large carrot grated

1 medium beetroot grated

2 roma tomatoes chopped

2 cups of mixed leafy greens

½ a ripe avocado

1 teaspoon of hemp seeds

1 teaspoon of black sesame seeds

Optional

Olive oil

Lemon juice

Tahini

Fresh herbs

Method

1. To make the raw ‘cou cous’ place the chopped parsnip in a food processor and pulse until it breaks down and resembles cous cous. Add the turmeric, coconut oil and salt and pulse to combine. Set aside while you prep the rest of the ingredients.

2. To serve, place the leafy greens into the bottom of two bowls. Then simply arrange the raw cous cous and vegetables around the bowl in different sections. Add the avocado and top with hemp seeds. Scatter the raw cous cous with black sesame seeds for contrast. Add the sauerkraut in the center. Feel free to top with tahini, olive oil, lemon or your favorite herbs.

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