A delicious and healthy vegan superfood power bowl that’s perfect for lunch or dinner! Gluten free and nut free, too!
I figured this would offset the fudge pops I shared on Saturday and the brownies I’m going to share on Wednesday.
It does, right? It cancels the desserts out? :)
This is my ideal lunch right here – this vegan superfood power bowl. Roasted sweet potatoes and onions (I know, it’s hot, but I just can’t stop myself), wild rice, spinach, lentils, and sunflower seeds sprinkled on top. It’s healthy, colorful, and filling. And all of the ingredients are superfoods, so you’re getting all kinds of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats.
Since I’m too lazy to talk about why these particular superfoods are so great, here’s an article about the top 52 superfoods. (It’s summer, I have to run around outside and weed the garden and make smores and stuff). :) But basically it’s fiber, more fiber, iron, vitamin A, magnesium, etc, etc. :)
It does take a little bit of time to prepare the rice and lentils, and to roast the sweet potatoes. But the good news is that everything can cook at the same time, and you could easily make larger amounts of all the ingredients and have it ready to go for the week.
Vegan Superfood Power Bowl.
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 sweet onion sliced
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- ½ cup green lentils picked over and rinsed
- ⅔ cups wild rice blend
- 6 cups baby spinach
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 3 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Put the sweet potatoes, onions, cumin, and olive oil in a baking dish and toss to coat everything with oil. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should be tender and slightly browned on the edges when done.
While the sweet potatoes bake, cook the wild rice according to package directions.
Place the lentils in a pan and cover with one inch of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain the water out and season with salt and pepper.
Once the lentils and rice are done, put the spinach, minced garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil in a pan and cook for a few minutes until wilted but still bright green.
Place some wild rice, lentils, sweet potatoes and onion, and spinach in each bowl. Top with sunflower seeds and season with salt and pepper.
I know this sounds incredibly simple, but it is really so good. You can change it around a bit too – use kale instead of spinach, black lentils, pepitas…however you want to make it your own!
P.S. I’m having one of those situations where the word superfood is looking weirder and weirder every time I type it. Does that ever happen to you?
I love this! So healthy and delicious.
I wonder the same. I’m assuming mix into the oil that the onion/sweet potatoes get coated in?
Yes, add it to the sweet potatoes and oil. I’ve updated the recipe!
Making this for my daughter right now. At what stage do you add the cumin?
I had roasted sweet potatoes in salad for the first time yesterday and discovered I am a huge fan! So definitely giving this bowl a try- pinning!
Sarah | Well and Full
This looks so great!! So much protein, perfect for after a workout :)
What a beautiful plate of food. Just love your recipe!
Thank you, Ginny!
Strength and Sunshine
These are going to be my go-to type meals during the school year…in like 2 weeks :O
Can’t believe it’s back to school time already!
I love superfood bowl combos…the simpler the better! And YES, that thing about the words happens all the time! The mind plays crazy tricks!!
It really does!
I definitely need to be eating nothing but superfood bowls for a solid week to offset all the alcohol and food i consumed in Portland over the weekend, ha! LOVE this bowl..I eat things like this no matter the time of year and temp outside, so I’ll have to give your version a whirl!
A weekend in Portland sounds fabulous, Julia!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Oh what a delicious power bowl, Kelly! The sweet potatoes and lentils sound like the perfect ingredients to keep me full and healthy all day long!
Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven
What a GORGEOUS veggie bowl, Kelly! Roasted sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things on the planet and I’m loving all that other super-healthy goodness you piled into one bowl!