{Nourish} Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

Buddha Bowl Turmeric Aioli

{Sponsored Post} It’s Almond Day and this Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli is the perfect way to celebrate. I partnered with California Almonds this year to count down the days to Almond Day by developing tips and recipes to help you achieve your wellness goals. This is one of the 16 recipes that I developed and I figured it would be fun to share a few of my tips here too! 

As you know, wellness is about more than what you eat and my friends at California Almonds agree. I created tips that celebrate mindfulness, nourishment and sustainability and you can view all of them over at Almonds.com. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak!

First, let’s chat almonds because there is so much to love about this satisfying nut! Almonds have so many positive attributes–they are nutrient intense (my new favorite way to describe nutrient dense foods) and they provide plant based proteins and fats which are nourishing and satisfying. The versatility of almonds makes them ideal to incorporate into your daily routine, snacks, recipes and meal plans.

{Mindfulness} 

  • Learn to savor each bite. When you eat mindfully and delight in the experience, you will feel more satisfied with a smaller portion of your favorite foods. Try this: Take a dark chocolate covered almond and put it in your mouth. Before you start to chew, notice the texture of the almond. Then, with each bite, pay attention to the flavor and textures and any changes that may take place. Pause to experience how delicious it tastes. Eating with gratitude is a game changer!

{Earth}

  • Become a part of the “Meatless Monday” trend and incorporate plant-based proteins like almonds into your meals. This Buddha bowl is a great place to start. This simple shift to a more plant-centric plate boasts a myriad of health and environmental benefits.
  • Do you think about your food waste? Meal planning, embracing leftovers and striving to use what you already have in your kitchen is a great way to reduce trash, take control of your food choices and ensure your plate is nourishing and sustainable! This Buddha bowls incorporates leftover grains, roasted vegetables and those almonds that you probably already have in your cabinet. 

{Nourish}

  • One of my favorite tips is to encourage all of you to shift your intentions around food (learn more). Instead of focusing on dieting and will power, choose a positive intention like eating to nourish your body. Focus your energy on creating a nourishing, nutrient dense plate of whole foods and find bliss in your intention to care for yourself.

Speaking of nourishing, this “turmeric aioli” is as good as it gets! Turmeric is packed with immune boosting antioxidants that help decrease inflammation and fend off disease. Blend it together with almond butter, garlic and a few spices and you have yourself a medicinal dressing that is satisfying, delicious and perfect for drizzling on just about anything!

 

Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli
Serves 1
Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
  2. ½ cup dark leafy greens like chopped kale, spinach or arugula
  3. 1 radish, sliced
  4. 4 slices of English cucumber
  5. ¼ cup cooked, diced sweet potato or butternut squash (can be frozen and defrosted)
  6. ¼ cup shredded carrots
  7. ¼ cup roasted, diced beets
  8. ¼ cup shredded cabbage
  9. ¼ teaspoon black sesame seeds
  10. 1 tablespoon chopped, roasted almonds 1 tablespoon sliced scallions
  11. 1-2 tablespoons Aioli
  12. Lime wedge
  13. Almond Turmeric Aioli
  14. 1 tablespoon almond butter
  15. 1/4 cup olive oil
  16. 1 clove garlic
  17. ½ teaspoon turmeric powder or 1 teaspoon fresh, grated
  18. Pinch cayenne pepper
  19. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  20. Pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a large soup bowl, layer the quinoa and greens. Top with the remaining ingredients and drizzle with Aioli. Finish with a squeeze of lime.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Refrigerate for up to one week.
Katie Cavuto https://katiecavuto.com/
 Want to include almonds into every meal of your day? Here are a few recipes to get you started.

{Breakfast} Citrus and Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cereal 

{Lunch} Buddha Bowl with Turmeric Aioli

{Snack} Almond Butter Coconut Bites or Blueberry Coconut and Almond “Slush”

{Dinner} Roasted Shrimp with Saffron Roasted Tomatoes and Almonds over Couscous

Happy Almond Day (crunch, crunch),

Katie

 

I have a partnership with California Almonds. I was paid to develop recipes and tips for Almond Day, February 16th, 2016. Opinions expressed here are my own and I only recommend products I would personally use for myself or my family.

5 thoughts on “{Nourish} Buddha Bowl with Almond Turmeric Aioli

    1. Almond Turmeric Aioli
      1 tablespoon almond butter
      1/4 cup olive oil
      1 clove garlic
      ½ teaspoon turmeric powder or 1 teaspoon fresh, grated
      Pinch cayenne pepper
      1 tablespoon lime juice
      Pinch sea salt

      Combine all ingredients in a blender. Refrigerate for up to one week.

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