With the fall arriving, we are already hearing a lot of sniffles (and coughing) in the New York City streets. Whether it’s from seasonal allergies or from catching the common cold after being run-down from getting back into the hectic back-to-school season, one thing is certain, most of our immune systems couldn’t hurt to get an extra booster shot of nutrients.
Whether or not you’re fighting a slightly weakened immune system, you might as well bolster yours. And what better way than with a scrumptious, quick and easy superfood recipe?! We made this Superfood bowl so that it would be packed with phytonutrients to flood the body with the nutrients it needs to help squash damaging particles that enter it. Plus, it’s got quality carbohydrates to provide you with long lasting energy to keep you going!
One of the highlights in this bowl?
Kale is getting a lot of attention these days—after all, it’s low in calories, has no fat, and is high in fiber and vitamins like A and C. Plus, making kale a part of your diet can help lower your cholesterol and can help to keep your liver healthy with its’ detoxification properties. In fact, kale is one of the very few foods that can actually help the liver in both phases of its’ two-step detoxification process! Indulge in this meal to give your immune system a boost and to help your body to be toxin free!
Quinoa, Kale and Edamame Super-Food Bowl
Makes 4 servings
1 cup kale, chopped
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup edamame, shelled
1/2 cup chickpeas (no sodium added)
1/8 cup dried goji berries (we used Trader Joes’s Antioxidant Blend)
1/4 fresh sweet corn (taken off the cob)
2 dried apricots, chopped
1/8 cup raisins, unsweetened
1 tsp oregano, dried
5 leaves fresh basil, ripped into pieces
4 TBSP red wine vinegar (check out some health benefits of vinegar –also in our Rise and Shine Nutritious Smoothie)
Simply measure and prepare each ingredient. Then, in a large bowl, mix the kale, quinoa, edamame, chickpeas, goji berries, corn, apricots, and raisins together. Then sprinkle the oregano and basil together. Lastly, drizzle the vinegar and mix. Put into four portions and enjoy!!
Nutritional information, per 1 serving
157 calories, 2g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 153mg potassium, 29g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 9g sugars (all natural!), 7g protein
Added bonus: 103% Vitamin A, 25% Vitamin C
- 1 cup kale, chopped
- ¼ cup cooked quinoa
- ½ cup edamame, shelled
- ½ cup chickpeas (no sodium added)
- ⅛ cup dried goji berries (we used Trader Joes’s Antioxidant Blend)
- ¼ fresh sweet corn (taken off the cob)
- 2 dried apricots, chopped
- ⅛ cup raisins, unsweetened
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- 5 leaves fresh basil, ripped into pieces
- 4 TBSP red wine vinegar
- Simply measure and prepare each ingredient. Then, in a large bowl, mix the kale, quinoa, edamame, chickpeas, goji berries, corn, apricots, and raisins together. Then sprinkle the oregano and basil together. Lastly, drizzle the vinegar and mix. Put into four portions and enjoy!!