A Post-Workout Power Bowl Recipe
There are so many fitness drinks on the market to promise you fantastic workout results. The problem is that these fitness drinks are often filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. They are far from healthy…
It’s time for better alternatives!
Did you know that you don’t even need a fitness drink to recover after a workout? In reality, you need something more nourishing and protein-packed to help your recovery.
Protein shakes and smoothies are a fantastic way to add some protein in, instead of sipping on a sugary fitness drink. But you may be looking for something wholesome after a hard workout! Have you considered a Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl?
Enjoying a Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl is a smart and healthy day to nourish your body, aid recovery, and support your fitness goals. Seriously, ditch those fitness drinks for good. Read on for an amazing Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl recipe and for some other great tips to support your workouts.
Benefits of Quinoa
Quinoa is a wonderful pseudograin. It looks and tastes like a grain, but it’s actually not a grain. There is no gluten to worry about, and it’s easy on your tummy too.
It’s an incredible source of protein. No wonder we’ve added it to our Organifi Complete Protein! However, besides protein, it has many other benefits too.
- 1 cup of cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein.
- It’s rich in manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, folate, copper, zinc, and potassium.
- It’s high in flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol.
- It’s incredibly rich in fiber, hence great for your digestion.
- It’s gluten-free and perfect for people with Celiac disease, gluten allergies, and gluten sensitivity.
- It has a low glycemic index, and may be great for those with diabetes.
- It’s rich in potassium, magnesium, and iron to help workout recovery.
- It’s abundant in antioxidant and may protect your health in many ways.
Even more importantly, quinoa is so easy to add to your diet. Even easier than grabbing a sugary fitness drink. Making a Post Workout Power Bowl with Quinoa has so many benefits.
Benefits of This Post Workout Power Bowl
Quinoa bowls are super versatile. You can get creative and add any veggies, beans, legumes, nuts, or seeds you like. They make a perfect lunch, dinner, post-workout meal, or even breakfast. This Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl is so rich in protein that it’s created to support your body after your workouts.
According to chronometer, this recipe has about 24 grams of protein in one serving. Besides the quinoa, the garbanzo beans, nuts, and seeds add a bunch of protein. The garbanzo beans add 15 grams of protein, the almonds, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds add a total of about 4 grams per serving.
We’ve also included some options to add an extra 10 to 30 grams of protein by adding some tofu, mock meats, eggs, or meat as well.
This recipe is rich in copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc, manganese, and phosphorus. It is also a great source of vitamin A, C, E, and K, and most B vitamins. At about 20 grams, it is a perfect source of fiber for fantastic digestion.
The greens and veggies not only provide lots of fiber, antioxidants, and minerals but are also incredibly hydrating. Not as hydrating as a Red Juice though…but more on that later.
The hemp seeds provide anti-inflammatory Omega-3s while the avocado adds healthy fats to support your well-being. The almonds are great for your blood sugar levels and blood pressure, while sunflower seeds may be incredible for inflammation and heart health.
The peas may add additional fiber, antioxidants, and protein.
This high-protein Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl is plant-based, vegan, and quick to make. It is a perfect way to add some veggies into your diet while eating a high-protein nourishing meal. Non-vegans, don’t fear. You will still love this – and we have some non-vegan options for you for extra protein!
Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 servings
- 1.5 cups quinoa, rinse well
- 3 cups of water of veggie broth
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 coconut oil
Power Bowl Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 10 – 12 stalks of asparagus, rinsed, chopped into pieces
- 1.5 cups garbanzo beans (canned or cooked)
- ½ cup peas
- ¼ tsp salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup scallions, chopped
- 1 cup broccoli
- ¼ cup sprouts
- ½ cup greens of your choice
- ½ cup red cabbage, chopped
- ¼ cup of cherry tomatoes
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 3 bell peppers
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup of cashews
- 4 tbsp hemp seeds
- 4 tbsp of sunflower seeds
- Optional: olive oil or avocado oil to drizzle
- Optional: tofu, seitan, vegan meatballs or vegan mock meat or for non-vegans, eggs, feta cheese, or any meat of your choice
Step One: Making Quinoa
- Add quinoa, water or broth, salt, and coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Mix well, then bring it to boil.
- Once boiling, turn off the heat.
- Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until the liquid is completely absorbed.
- Turn off the heat.
- Let it cool for 20 minutes and fluff well with a fork.
Step Two: Cooking the Ingredients
- Steam the broccoli and asparagus.
- Optional: You may roast your garbanzo beans!
- Optional: If you are adding tofu, seitan, vegan mock meat, eggs, or meat, prepare it as you wish.
Step Three: Assemble Your Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl
- Add the scallions and lemon juice to the cooked quinoa, and mix well.
- Divide your quinoa into 4 to 6 bowls.
- Top with asparagus, garbanzo, sprouts, greens, red cabbage, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocados.
- Add the nuts and seeds on the top.
- Optional: Drizzle 1 tsp of oil on each.
- For extra protein, you may add some tofu, seitan, vegan mock meat, eggs, feta cheese, or meat of your choice.
Other Ways to Boost Your Workout
What you do and eat pre-, during, and post-workout is a crucial factor for meeting your goals. As you already know, results are not just about fitness drinks. You can do more for yourself. Let’s look at the ways you can boost your workout goals. (Hint: Red Juice is one of them!)
Sleep and Rest
When it comes to working out, it’s easy to only think about your cardio and strength training routine. However, sleeping and resting are just as important. After all, your body needs to repair itself and prepare for your next workout.
There is no amount of fitness drinks that can replace rest for you. Don’t overdo it. Increase your workout load gradually. Mix easier and harder days. Incorporate rest days. Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a night. You may feel the difference soon once you start paying attention to your sleep and rest.
Hydrate and Healthy Diet
Fitness drinks try to trick you. Popular fitness drink companies are trying to tell you that drinking their fitness drinks is enough to recover and get results. The truth is that you cannot out-workout a healthy diet, and fitness drinks are not part of your nutrient-dense plate.
Hydration and a healthy diet are both key to strong workouts and powerful results. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, more if you are workout out hard. Add some Red Juice as an extra. Eat a nutrient-dense diet with plenty of greens, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and pseudograins. Try out Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl!
Nutrient-Rich Workout Drink
As you see, your pre-, during and post-workout diet is an important factor for meeting your goals. Sugary fitness drinks shouldn’t be part of this healthy regimen. We have a better and more nutritious alternative for you: Red Juice!
Our Red Juice makes a great, nutrient-packed during workout drink that gives you energy and a natural boost. This delicious Red Juice ignites metabolism and gives a rush of natural energy after consuming 16oz of it. It’s loaded with superfoods, such as Cordyceps, Rhodiola, Reishi mushrooms, Siberian ginseng, and beets to energize your life. An abundance of berries, including acai berries, pomegranate, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and strawberries repair and protect your body with antioxidant health benefits.
It’s vegan, organic, and naturally sweet. One serving only has 30 calories and less than 1 gram of sugar. Transform your life in just 30 seconds a day with Red Juice. Scoop, stir, and sip.
Fitness drinks are full of sugar. If you want some extra nutrients in your hydration, you should try Red Juice, a nutrient-rich superfood drink with less than 1 grams of sugar. However, for real results, your post-workout meal and overall diet are key too. Try out delicious Quinoa Post-Workout Power Bowl for a wholesome recovery meal. Your body will thank you!
What is your favorite post-workout meal? Are you ready to ditch fitness drinks for Red Juice? Share your experiences with us, we would love to hear from you.
And remember, we are in this together.
Kat Gál is a holistic health writer who helps health, wellness, and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a freelance writing mentor teaching wanna-be-freelancers how to make a living writing at freelancewriterschool.com. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org or katgalwriter.com. Visit freelancewriterschool.com for freelance writing tips. Follow me on Instagram @freelancewriterschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/katgalwriter.
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