Embracing self-care means embracing the power of nutrition to transform our well-being from the inside out. Nourishing our bodies with healthy, wholesome meals not only fuels us for the day ahead, but also uplifts our spirits and enhances our overall sense of well-being.
Treat yourself to a nourishing poke bowl, recipe by clinical nutritionist Bridget Hunt
POKE BOWL INGREDIENTS
- 1/2 x cup brown rice
- 2 x spring onions finely chopped
- 1 x cucumber
- 1 x carrot
- 1/4-1/2 cup frozen edamame
- 1/2 bunch kale (or can use baby spinach for a quicker option)
- ¼ - 1/8th x cabbage finely shredded
- 1 x tbsp olive oil
- 1 x packet seaweed
- 1 x avocado
- 100g salmon sashimi (can also use chicken, tinned tuna, tofu or protein of choice)
- Ponzu sauce (optional)
- Kewpie mayo
- Dried shallots
- Finely chop the cucumber, spring onions (and any other suitable salad vegetables you may use), and grate or shred the carrot and cabbage.
- In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. Add the kale to the pan and turn it continuously with tongs.
- Add a drizzle of water to the pan and continue to toss the kale. The kale will begin to turn a bright green colour before slightly darkening. Add a pinch of salt and remove from the heat. It should take only around 1-2 minutes to cook thoroughly. Defrost the edamame in the microwave with some water for 1 minute and continue until warmed.
- To assemble the poke bowls, add ½ cup of rice to the bottom of the bowl. Top it with kale, cucumber, salad vegetables, spring onions, avocado, and salmon. Then sprinkle sesame seeds, seaweed, and dried shallots on top. Finish by drizzling ponzu and kewpie mayo over the ingredients.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Red Cabbage: Cabbage is a part of the brassica family, contains plenty of antioxidants and supports the immune system.
Carrot: High in beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A, a super important nutrient for our skin health and eyesight.
Avocado: High in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. All the cells in our body have a cell membrane called a phospholipid bilayer, and we need unsaturated fats to keep our skin nice and hydrated.
Salmon: Rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are integral for fighting off inflammation.
Edamame Beans: Rich source of plant protein, so if you want to keep it vegetarian, you can just add edamame beans.
Seaweed: Rich source of iodine, which is super important for our production of thyroid hormones, that keep us energised, feeling good and able to tackle everyday life.