Resembling the belly of a Buddha, the Buddha Bowl is a fun, pretty and healthy way to combine protein, grains, vegetables and… well, whatever you fancy, in a large bowl full of goodness and fun.
Black Turtle Bean: A Nutritional Wonder Rocket
I’ve recently started experimenting with a black nutritional rocket called the black turtle bean. These beans are a fantastic option for vegetarians or if (like me) you eat little meat, due to their high protein content. Particularly so if combined with brown rice. They also contain a host of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Calcium, manganese, iron and antioxidant flavonoids (flavonoids help prevent cancer).
These little rockets also improve digestion and regulate cholesterol due to the high level of fibre. This helps prevent heart disease and strokes, regulates blood sugar levels and and of course aids digestion. Alongside this, the omega 3 fatty acids (a good cholesterol) improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. They can even help impotence in older men!
So with my new found fondness of the little black turtle bean, what better than combine them with wild black rice (antioxidant), steamed carrots (vitamin C, K, copper) and rainbow chard (magnesium, potassium) and some crispy dumplings (yum!). If only I’d not run out of avocado for my Buddha Bowl!
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