Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Power Bowl with Cashew Cream SauceThinking of what to make this weekend? Look no further! I finally found a warm power bowl inspired from one of my favourite dietitans out there. It is easy and quick to make and will leave your belly happy, warm and pleasantly full. Not to mention, the flavours compliment each other so well! Feel free to change up the veggies and source of protein, after all dietitians can live on the wild side too ;).

 

Ingredients:

Main Bowl

  •  ~3 cups brussels sprouts
  •  1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 small yellow onion (~1/2 cup), diced

Cashew Dressing

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked in 3 cups of water for a least 2 hours
  • 1 small green onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup milk (I used unflavoured almond milk)
  • ~ 1 Tbsp rosemary*
  • ½ tsp salt

* The recipe called for 1½ Tbsp fresh sage but I couldn’t find any in the grocery store so I tried rosemary.
Instructions:

For the Main Bowl

  1. Soak cashews for at least 2 hours! I remind you now, because I may or may not have forgotten. If you do forget, just make the cashew dressing 2 hours later and make sure you are not hungry at this point in the game.
  2. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss brussels sprouts with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 15 minutes until they are nice and crispy! Keep your eyes on the oven. I find these can bake up quite quickly!
  5. Using a vegetable peeler or spiralizer, spiralize the sweet potato.
  6. In a medium sized pan, heat 1 Tbsp canola oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent (~5-10 minutes).
  7. Add spiralized sweet potato to pan and sauté for ~10 minutes until cooked through but not too soft.

For the Cashew Dressing:

  1. Into a high speed blender, add soaked cashews, green onion, garlic, olive oil, milk, rosemary and salt.
  2. Mix until nice and creamy.
  3. Divide brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and dressing into bowls. Add chickpeas or other legume for some extra protein!
  4.  Smile and enjoy =)

Interesting Nutrition Fact!
Did you know that brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C? And that although vitamin C cannot prevent colds, it decreases how long we are sick for and how bad our symptoms can be. Just 8 of them can meet our needs for the day! Bring on the brussels sprouts I say! 

Happy eating,
xo Lisa

 

Originally posted on www.oaktreenutrition.com