If you’re feeling like some delicious and extremely nutritious winter warming food, look no further than this amazing rejuvenating bowl by wellness blogger Deliciously Ella.
It’s the absolute epitome of wholesome food, with spinach, black beans, steamed sweet potato with crushed garlic, brown rice and a delicious flavoursome dressing. It’s simple to make, and what’s more it’s also vegan and gluten free.
Serves 2 –
2/3 of a cup of short grain brown rice (180g) with 800ml of boiling water
2 sweet potatoes (600g)
1 tin of black beans (400g)
1 bag of spinach (200g)
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of tahini
1 teaspoon of tamari
For the dressing
2 tablespoons of tahini
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of water
Cook the brown rice as er the instructions on the packet until the rice has the perfect texture. Once the rice has cooked stir the juice of half a lemon into it. As the rice cooks, peel the sweet potato and cut it into chunks, place into a steamer and steam for about thirty minutes, until it’s really soft and easy to mash with a fork.
Place the steamed sweet potato in a bowl and mash it with 2 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon of tahini, the juice of half a lemon and a little salt. When the rice and sweet potato are almost ready place the drained/rinsed beans, spinach, tamari and the final crushed clove of garlic into a pan and sauté them for a couple of minutes until the spinach has wilted and the beans are hot
Finally mix the dressing together in a mug, then place everything in a bowl and pour the dressing over it.