Recovery Quinoa Bowl

In the wake of New Year’s celebrations and festivities, the dawn of a fresh year often calls for a revitalizing start. The “Recovery Quinoa Bowl” is the perfect answer to this call, offering a nourishing and flavorful way to kickstart your journey towards a healthier you. Packed with vibrant quinoa, creamy avocado, and a protein-packed egg, this bowl is a testament to the rejuvenating power of mindful eating. Join us as we embark on a culinary adventure that promises to fuel your body, satisfy your taste buds, and set a positive tone for the year ahead.

RECOVERY QUINOA BOWL

Ingredients:

For the Quinoa:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Avocado Salsa:

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Protein:

  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil or cooking spray for frying
  • To make it Vegan substitute the egg for Black Beans

For the Toppings (Optional):

  • Hot sauce
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream

Try adding some of your favourite vegetables:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sauteed Spinach
  • Shredded or cooked carrots
  • Mushrooms

Instructions:

  1. Cook the Quinoa:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, water, and salt.
    • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy.
    • Remove from heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Make the Avocado Salsa:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine diced avocados, red onion, tomato, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Gently toss to combine. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Protein:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a small amount of olive oil or cooking spray.
    • Crack the eggs into the skillet and cook to your preferred doneness (poached, sunny-side up or over-easy).
  4. Assemble the Quinoa Bowl:
    • Divide the cooked quinoa evenly among two bowls.
    • Top each bowl with a generous portion of the avocado salsa.
    • Place a fried egg on top of each bowl.
  5. Optional Toppings:
    • Drizzle with hot sauce for an extra kick.
    • Garnish with sliced jalapeños for added heat.
    • Add a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream for creaminess.
  6. Serve your Recovery Quinoa Bowl hot and enjoy as a nutritious and satisfying meal to help soothe your hangover.

This bowl is packed with nutrients from the quinoa, healthy fats from avocados, and protein from the eggs. It’ll help replenish your energy and make you feel better after a night of indulgence.

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