Power Your Day with Nutritious, Convenient Meals
For a wholesome, complete meal in just one bowl, look no further than Nourishing Superfood Bowls. Packed with superfoods and flavorful combinations of grains, proteins and vegetables, these casual and comforting dishes are quick and easy to prepare, and provide gluten-free, balanced nutrition.
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, you can quickly energize your day from morning to night with fresh, real food ingredients. Whether you’re looking to clean up your diet, refuel after a hard workout or follow any type of diet, there’s a deliciously convenient bowl for you. The innovative and restorative recipes are gluten-free and allergy friendly, with vegan, vegetarian and Paleo options. Featuring 75 mouthwatering recipes like Blueberry Coconut Rice Porridge Bowls, Kickin’ Orange Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls, Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Salad Bowls and Baja Fish Taco Bowls, there are endless ways to combine your favorite ingredients for a clever and tasty feast.
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About the Author
Lindsay Cotter is a Nutrition Specialist for sport nutrition and gluten-free eating. She is AASDN certified and the founder of the blog Cotter Crunch. Lindsay has been featured on many popular health websites and magazines including Dr. Axe, Shape magazine, Fitness magazine, Men’s Health and more. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and chocolate lab.
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ENERGIZING BREAKFAST BOWLS
Breakfast! It's the most important meal of the day, right? So often we forget just how important breakfast is: It literally means to break the fast. I'd like to add "and fuel up" to that. Breakfast doesn't have to be a hassle; it just needs to be filled with the right energizing nutrients! These energizing breakfasts are some of my favorite ways to utilize every nutrient you can. Whether it is a simple smoothie bowl, a quick oatmeal bowl or even a weekend brunch bowl, it's all good fuel for the day.
RASPBERRY SUNRISE BOWLS
These bowls are the perfect way to start the day! Gluten-free oats cooked with natural sugars act as carbohydrates and glycogen for fueling your muscles. The berries and orange give you a boost of vitamin C to protect your immune system so you can tackle the day. Easy, healthy and convenient! Make these the night before and wake up to a pre-made breakfast!
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 20 MINUTES SERVES: 2
1 cup (80 g) gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats
¼ to 1/3 cup (60 to 75 ml) orange juice
Sliced orange Crushed nuts Gluten-free granola, optional
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the gluten-free rolled oats, milk, salt and chia seeds for 2 to 3 minutes. For stovetop cooking, place the oats, milk, salt and chia in a small saucepan, then cook on medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the milk is absorbed. Add the optional vegan butter to make it creamier, if desired. Set aside.
To make the fruit compote, combine the orange juice, coconut oil and maple syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and berries. Bring the mixture to a soft boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the fruit starts to soften. Mash the berries with a spoon to form a fruit compote.
Divide the oats into two bowls. Spoon the fruit compote over each bowl. Top with sliced oranges, nuts, granola and coconut cream, if desired.
CREAMY POLENTA BOWLS
These Italian style grits with sautéed veggies and egg will be another wholesome yet balanced breakfast to add to the menu. This is a nourishing meal that will definitely keep you full for hours! It also makes a great dinner if you want to switch things up.
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 30 MINUTES SERVES: 2 TO 3
3 ½ cups (828 ml) vegetable or chicken broth
1 green onion, green portion only Crumbled feta or Parmesan shavings Cooked nitrate-free bacon crumbles
In a saucepan, bring the broth to a quick boil over medium-high heat. Add the salt and carefully pour the uncooked polenta into the boiling broth. Whisk gently, then pour in the almond milk, whisking again.
Turn the heat to low and continue stirring the polenta until it begins to thicken. Cook on low, covered, for about 25 to 30 minutes. Check the polenta every 10 minutes and stir to avoid clumps. After 25 minutes, add the oil, cumin, curry and½ cup (80 g) of cherry tomatoes to the polenta. Cook on low for an additional 5 minutes.
Once the polenta is creamy and cooked, remove from the stove and place in a blender, or in a bowl with a hand mixer. Add the garlic, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Blend on medium until the tomatoes and seasonings are well combined.
Divide the polenta into two bowls and set aside while you cook the remaining ingredients.
Slice the bok choy in half lengthwise. Place the bok choy in a pan with the fresh spinach and remaining cherry tomatoes. Add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of oil and sauté for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened and cooked to your liking. Remove the vegetables from the pan, reserving the oil.
Add the two eggs to the same pan and fry on medium until the yolks are set, about 1 minute. Once the yolks are set, remove the pan from the heat. The outer egg's white portion should be slightly crispy.
Top each polenta bowl with half of the cooked vegetables and 1 egg. Garnish with the green onion, crumbled feta, crumbled bacon and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
Notes: Be sure to look for 100% stone ground cornmeal polenta.
The rice cooker is an easy way to cook polenta. You can simply place the ingredients listed to cook the polenta into your rice cooker and cook on the white rice setting until done. You may need to stir a few times while cooking.
Leftover polenta will solidify once you store it in the fridge. In order to make it creamy again, I like to warm a little broth or almond milk and stir it into the leftover polenta. It won't be as creamy as the first time you made it, but it's still delicious!
TROPICAL OVERNIGHT MUESLI BOWLS
Something a little new and refreshing for breakfast, these zesty Tropical Overnight Muesli Bowls are gluten-free, nutrient rich and energizing. The trick is to make this recipe the night before so you can get all those healthy digestion perks from soaking your oats, not to mention the easy meal prep!
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 0 MINUTES SERVES: 1 TO 2
1 cup (80 g) gluten-free rolled oats
TROPICAL YOGURT BLEND
1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 ml) coconut milk or almond milk
To make the gluten-free muesli, combine the oats, protein powder, chia seeds, almonds and granola in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
To make the tropical yogurt blend, combine the banana, lime juice, yogurt, coconut oil, spice, honey and mint in a blender. Blend until creamy and adjust sweetness if desired.
Pour the yogurt blend over the homemade muesli mix and let soak overnight or for at least a couple of hours.
After soaking the muesli in yogurt, serve in bowls or 1 large bowl. Top with the coconut milk, granola, lime wedges, lime zest, mint leaves, sesame seeds and coconut flakes, if desired.
Notes: You can substitute the protein powder with a bit of coconut flour mixed with vanilla extract, or omit from the recipe.
For a nutritional boost and more protein, feel free to substitute the yogurt with Greek yogurt.
PUMPKIN CHAI LATTE BOWLS
These Pumpkin Chai Latte Bowls are energy-packed to set your day off right. A fall-inspired recipe that is not only healthy and nourishing, but full of antioxidant-rich spices and immunity-boosting nutrients. This bowl is often my Monday breakfast! It's comforting yet energizing, and puts me in the best mood with all of the warming spices.
PREP TIME: 2 TO 24 HOURS COOKING TIME: LESS THAN 3 MINUTES SERVES: 2 TO 3
1 tsp cinnamon
10 oz (285 ml) almond milk or coconut drinking milk
2 tbsp (30 g) yogurt (see notes)
To make the chai mix, combine the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, pepper and salt in a small bowl, mixing well. Set aside.
On the stovetop in a small saucepan, add the almond milk with the chai spices, maple syrup and pumpkin. Heat to medium-high and whisk until the spices are mixed in well and the syrup is dissolved. Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, arrange the oats, ancient grains and chia seed. Pour 6 to 8 ounces (170 to 230 ml) of the pumpkin chai latte mix on top. Reserve the remaining pumpkin chai latte.
Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours overnight.
Once the oats have soaked, remove from the fridge. Scoop ½ to ? cup (105 to 160 g) into serving bowls. Reheat if desired. Add the almonds and dark chocolate chips to each bowl if desired.
For the toppings, mix the yogurt with the pumpkin puree if desired and place on top of each bowl. Sprinkle with pumpkin spice, then add additional toppings.
The extra pumpkin chai latte is to enjoy heated, on its own. The additional latte can also be poured on the oats if they are too thick after soaking for a few hours.
Notes: For a quicker version or if you don't want to wait 2 hours, place the bowls in the microwave and heat for 1 to 2 minutes after pouring your latte mix on top. Then add the toppings.
For sweeter oats, drizzle each bowl with an extra tablespoon (15 ml) of maple syrup.
You can use vegan yogurt or omit the yogurt topping altogether for a dairy-free version.
Kasha (toasted buckwheat) and oats make a delicious combo for this recipe, but feel free to use other gluten-free grains such as quinoa, brown rice or millet. Another option is to use leftover cooked grains to save on time and prep.
HEALING GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWLS
What makes these smoothie bowls so healing? Well, lots actually! Kiwi, avocado, cinnamon and ginger are all healing for the stomach and soothing for digestion. A handful of spinach adds more vitamin C content as well as boosting immunity.
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 0 MINUTES SERVES: 2
2 frozen bananas
In a blender, combine the banana, avocado, kiwi, ginger, spinach, cinnamon, tahini, coconut milk and maple syrup. Blend until thick. You might have to stop a few times and scrape down the sides.
Once blended, add the green powder and blend again until mixed. Pour into two bowls. Top the bowls with the flaxseed, kiwi and strawberry slices. You can add extra maple syrup on top, if desired.
Notes: The avocado makes this bowl thick, like a combo of a pudding and a smoothie.
Be sure to use coconut drinking milk, rather than canned coconut milk. The less you add, the thicker the bowl will be.
MANGO TANGO GLOW BOWLS
I love the turmeric glow you get from these smoothie bowls. The turmeric tea golden milk, combined with the fruit, provides mega anti-inflammatory boosting nutrients and is packed with a whole lot of nourishment! For a bonus, the pineapple juice is rich in the enzyme bromelain, which can help the body digest food and absorb nutrients more efficiently. Now that's how to mango tango with real food!
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 10 MINUTES SERVES: 1 TO 2
2 cups (480 ml) coconut milk, canned or drinking milk
1 frozen banana
Grated ginger Chia seeds
In a small saucepan or stockpot, brew the golden milk by combining the coconut milk, turmeric, black pepper, ginger and agave. Bring the milk to a soft boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk until blended, then remove and let cool in the fridge.
In a blender, combine the golden milk, banana, pineapple, mango, vanilla and agave if desired. Blend until smooth.
Serve as one large bowl or two small bowls.
Top with the fresh grated ginger and chia seeds for crunch.
Note: These smoothie bowls are perfect for soothing those muscles post workout.
GLUTEN-FREE DAIRY-FREE OPTION
MEXICAN SAVORY OATMEAL BOWL
Don't knock it till you try it! Savory oats are a thing?a great thing! And this balanced breakfast bowl will prove it. Mexican spices, peppers, whole-grain gluten-free oats, salsa and an egg on top is the perfect balanced breakfast. This savory breakfast bowl is a great way to switch up your breakfast routine and start your day without a sugar rush.
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 20 MINUTES SERVES: 1
1 cup (240 ml) water Pinch or more of sea salt or kosher salt
In a small or medium pan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Add the oats, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove the oats from the stove and mix in the cumin, salt and pepper.
Place the oats in a bowl with the salsa layered on top and set aside.
Heat a skillet with the oil over medium-high heat and fry the egg until the white is set, about 1 to 2 minutes. Place the fried egg on top of the oats and salsa.
Top with the cilantro, pepper and cheese, if desired. For added creaminess, drizzle the melted butter on top.
Note: You can also cook the oats in the microwave. In a large bowl, combine the ½ cup (40 g) of oats with 1½ cups (355 ml) of water. Cover and microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes. Be sure to use a deep microwave-safe bowl so the water doesn't overflow.
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Table of Contents
Tips and Tricks for the Bowls 11
Energizing Breakfast Bowls
Raspberry Sunrise Bowls 16
Creamy Polenta Bowls 19
Tropical Overnight Muesli Bowls 20
Pumpkin Chai Latte Bowls 23
Healing Green Smoothie Bowls 24
Mango Tango Glow Bowls 27
Mexcan Savory Oatmeal Bowl 28
Midnight Mocha Oatmeal Bowls 31
Mint Almond Matcha Smoothie Bowl 32
Anti-Inflammatory Superfood Smoothie Bowls 35
Purple Power Smoothie Bowls 36
Strawberry PB Swirl Smoothie Bowls 39
Country Vegetable Scramble Bowls 40
Blueberry Coconut Rice Porridge Bowls 43
Curried Lentil Bowls 44
Weekend Brunch Bowls 47
Honey-Miso Summer Salad Bowls 50
Seafood Antipasto Salad Bowls 53
Saucy Forbidden Rice Bowls 54
Power Bistro Salad Bowls 57
Kickin' Orange Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowls 58
Garlicky Pea Pesto Veggie Noodle Bowls 61
Green Goddess Power Salad Bowls 62
5-Minute Cheesy Zucchetti Bowl 65
Spring Pea Noodle Bowls 66
Dill Pesto Cucumber Noodle Bowls 69
Greek Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Bowls 70
Quick Zesty Apple Kimchi Salad Bowls 73
Shrimp Laska Curry Bowls 74
Lentil Broccoli Tabbouleh Bowls 77
Spicy Pickled Veggie Quinoa Bowls 78
Creamy Avocado Tuna Zoodle Bowls 81
Kale Pesto Sweet Potato Spaghetti Bowls 85
Mediterranean Layered Lentil Salad Bowls 86
Carrot Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Bowls 89
Moroccan Roasted Veggie Power Bowls 90
Avocado Pesto Mexican Pasta Bowls 93
Summary Detox Quinoa Salad Bowls 94
Tempeh Taco Sweet Potato Spaghetti Bowls 97
Korean BBQ Chickpea Bento Bowls 98
Loaded Sweet Potato Nacho Salad Bowls 101
Curried Satay Veggie Bowls 102
Chili Garlic Cauliflower Risotto Bowls 105
Thai Mango Edamame Noodle Salad Bowls 106
Sweet Potato Picadillo Bowls 109
Winter's Delight Buddha Bowls 110
Creamy Red Pepper Carrot Pappardelle Pasta Bowls 113
Spicy Beet Potato Salad Bowls 114
Baja Fish Taco Bowl 118
Tex Mex Burrito Bowl 121
Sweet and Sour Ham Pasta Bowl 122
Sticky Mongolian Beef Broccoli Rice Bowls 125
Spanish Slow Cooker Shrimp Quinoa Bowls 126
Majo Salmon Bowls 129
Deconstructed Stuffed Bell Pepper Bowl 130
Macro Picnic Salad Bowl 133
Coconut Curried Parsnip Risotto Bowls 134
Andalucían Cauliflower Rice Salad Bowl 137
Dukkah Roasted Veggie Pilaf Bowl 138
Farmers Market Summer Stew Bowl 141
Firecracker Turkey Rice Bowl 142
Southern Caesar Salad Power Bowl 145
Cajun Fried Rice Grain Bowls 146
Chopped Superfood Power Salad Bowl 149
Hippie Grain Bowls 150
Triple Berry Shortcake Bowls 154
Whipped Ricotta and Honey-Glazed Pears Bowls 157
Creamy Chocolate Streusel Bowls 158
Vanilla Cheesecake Bowls with Fruit 161
Sticky Date Cake Yogurt Bowls 162
Spiced Baked Fruit Bliss Bowls 165
Rum Raisin Yogurt Oatmeal Crisp Bowls 166
Blueberries 'n Cream Bowls 169
Mexican Chocolate Almond Nice Cream Bowl 170
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Parfait Bowls 173
Greek Goddess Cocoa Bowl 174
About the Author 179