‘Cuz boring salads are NEVER a part of our plan at Nutrition Awareness!
We are all about prepping ahead of time and making healthy decisions EASY. You can easily prep 4 meals in less than 30 minutes with this summery refreshing recipe.
So what IS a power bowl?
Power bowls are a great way to prep several meals for the week at once. First pick your base (quinoa, brown rice, sweet potato, cauliflower rice, etc), add a protein, then throw on some veggies and greens. For a Chipotle style bowl you could do brown rice, black beans, shredded chicken, peppers and onions, salsa, and avocado then mix in some greens. For a mediterranean style bowl you could start with quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers, chickpeas, cucumbers, salmon, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
The possibilities for power bowls are endless, and they’re a much more satisfying option than those boring desk salads.
Cilantro Lime Shrimp Power Bowls
Makes 4 power bowls
For the dressing/marinade:
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
- Juice from 2 limes
- 1/2 cup water
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
For the power bowls:
- 1 lb shrimp (thawed)
- 1 bag of spinach
- 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 large red onion, diced or sliced thin
- 2 small mangoes (ataulfo) or 1 large (Tommy Atkins), diced or cubed
- 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds/pepitas
- 2 avocados
- Combine all ingredients for the dressing/marinade in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Rinse the shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. Place in a container with a lid or ziplock bag and add just enough marinade to coat the shrimp. Place back in the refrigerator.
- Place 4 large bowls (I like these glass Pyrex ones) out on the counter. Do all your chopping, then divide all of the ingredients among the four bowls.
- Sautee the shrimp and divide among the four bowls.
- Use the remaining marinade as dressing!
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