Susty Summer Yoga Bowl

We're excited to introduce delicious, nutritious, Susty approved recipes from wellness warrior Alexandra Dawson of InMyBowl!  Our compostable Susty cutlery is the perfect tool to take on her Summer Yoga Bowl.  While enjoying this colorful bowl of goodness and #goddessvibes, be sure to read up on Alexandra's bio posted below. 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cayenne
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 head (about ½ pound) broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
2 large carrots (or 20 baby), peeled and cut into ½ inch rounds
1 fennel, stems and fronds removed, cut into thin slices
2 medium zucchini, medium cubed
½ cup red lentils
½ cup filtered water
1 large can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans
½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Directions:

In a medium sized Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high heat until just shiny. Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring frequently, until soft (about 4-7 minutes). Add ginger, chili powder, cayenne, and cinnamon and continue to stir until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

Add broccoli, carrots, fennel, zucchini, lentils, water and tomatoes, combine, and bring pot to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow pot to continue simmering for 30 minutes, or until lentils are cooked through and vegetables are soft.

Remove pot from heat and stir in cannellini beans. Serve hot or chilled garnished with cilantro. Enjoy!

 Nutritional Information (per serving, about 1 ¾ cups):

225 Calories, 40g Carbohydrates, 3g Fat, 12.5g Protein, 13.5g Fiber, 10g Sugar

About Alexandra: Alexandra Dawson is a Washington, DC based wellness warrior, passionate vegan & anatomy nerd. An American University graduate {2011} with a BA in Neuropsychology and a concentration in Eating Disorders & Obesity, she is currently back in school as a post-baccalaureate student, working towards a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics. Alexandra writes a lifestyle and recipe website InMyBowl.com, promoting plant based nutrition, healthful and positive living, and #GoddessVibes. You can also find her on her beautifully impassioned Instagram, @TallulahAlexandra.