Health

Buddha Bowl quick lunch

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After the excess of the Easter weekend, it’s a welcome relief to get back on the health wagon this fine Tuesday morning. This week, I’ve taken a recipe from the inspirational Crazy Sexy Diet book.

Written by Kris Carr, this blonde bundle of energy has been living with a very rare and incurable stage 4 cancer for 10 years. After she was diagnosed in 2003, Kris decided to completely overhaul her life, reducing stress, upping her exercise and switching to a plant-based diet.

Amazingly, she has managed to keep the cancer from spreading and although not cured, is proof that diet and exercise really do heal the body. One of my favourite recipes from her book is her Buddha Bowl.

Buddha Bowls are basically veggie scrap bowls with grain, seasoning and avocado. Personally I call mine a Bowl of Random as that is exactly what they are – random leftover veggies from the fridge with a simple dressing of olive oil, sea salt and cayenne pepper on top. They are a fantastic way to use up your greens and are handy to throw together for a healthy work lunch or speedy supper.

Kris Carr’s Buddha Bowl
Millet or quinoa
Broccoli or cauliflower (cut in tiny florets)
Finely chopped greens (kale, lettuce, rocket, spinach, etc)
Onion or scallions
Grated carrot
Chopped celery
1 – 2 cloves fresh garlic
Ground flax seeds
1-1 1/2 avocados (for 2 people)
Olive oil or flax oil to dress (1 – 2 teaspoon)
Sea salt
Dash of cayenne pepper

Method:
Toss all the ingredients in the olive oil, sea salt and cayenne pepper. And enjoy!

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