The Healthy-haired Chef | Green Goddess Buddha Bowl

Ok #boostbabes, if you’ve been on the gram lately, you would have noticed that Buddha Bowls are the biggest trend to hit the foodie grid since sliced bread (ok, not really but you get what we’re saying). Also known as ‘nourish’ or ‘goodness’ bowls, these easy and healthy meals are jam-packed full of nutritious ingredients that can do wonders for your hair’s health (oh, and did we mention they look absolutely amaze! Totes #gramworthy). 


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The Healthy-haired Chef | Green Goddess Buddha Bowl 
Serves 1 
DF, GF, V, VGO, LCO, RSF

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 100 g (½ cup) wild rice, cooked
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 125 g (½ cup) baby tomatoes, halved
  • 2 boiled eggs (or 50 g (¼ cup) tinned chickpeas if vegan) 
  • ¼ cup sauerkraut
  • 1 sheet seaweed, torn
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 4 walnuts, chopped 

  • Method:

    1. Place a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat and pour in olive oil. Heat for 30 seconds; then add kale and spring onion.

    2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add spinach and cook for a further 3 minutes or until wilted. Pour in tamari and stir.

    3. Plate rice in a medium serving bowl. Top with sautéed greens, diced avocado, baby tomatoes, eggs or chickpeas and kimchi.

    4. Sprinkle with torn seaweed, crushed walnuts and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

    5. Eat and enjoy! 


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    Super simple, right? The beauty of these Buddha Bowls is that you can constantly change what you put in them depending on your taste preference or ingredients you have on hand. Better yet, prep a whole bunch of sperate ingredients and store in containers for even quicker prep time! Want to know what hair-boosting properties this particular Buddha Bowl boasts? Keep reading!

     

    Vitamin/Nutrient  Ingredient(s)  Hair Benefit 
    Protein Eggs, Chickpeas, Spinach, Sesame Seeds Your hair is predominately made up of its own unique protein called Keratin. So, naturally, the hair will thrive off extra protein consumed through the diet. This aids in balancing hair’s moisture and keeping the strength of your locks intact
    Omega-3 Eggs, Walnuts mega3s, an essential micronutrient of fat, are vital to ensuring your hair is elastic and supple all year round. The fatty acid chains in Omega3s are readily absorbed by the body and prevent dry/flakey scalps
    Magnesium Walnuts, Chickpeas, Spinach, Kale, Avocado, Sesame Magnesium plays an important role in promoting follicle hair growth, which results in healthy hair growth. Most experts agree that magnesium is nature's anti-stress mineral, which is a major component in hair loss
    Vitamin E Avocado

    Bursting with antioxidants, this vitamin diminishes the number of free radicals and oxidative stress that cause the hair follicle cells to break down. 


    This breakdown contributes to hair loss, so ensuring you’re getting enough vitamin E can aid in maintaining hair growth

    Vitamin C

    Avocado, Kale, Spinach, Tomato, Sauerkraut 

    Vitamin C is a key component used by the body to create a protein known as collagen. 


    Collagen’s amino acids help strengthen the skin that contains your hair roots and build hair proteins, making them essential for hair growth

    Complex Carbohydrates Wild Rice Carbohydrates are hair’s preferred source of energy for growing and replacing cells. If you’re experiencing hair loss, fuelling your body with complex carbohydrates will aid in getting those beautiful locks to grow grow grow!

     

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    Recipe adapted from VegKit


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