MYSTIC SWEET POTATO BOWL
Let's start this recipe off by saying, it's hard to not want to put mystic maca in the mix when you say sweet potatoes. For those who like roasting their sweet potatoes with cinnamon and sugar, mystic is right for you. For me, I'm and olive oil and sparkle salt kind of girl with sweet potatoes. If you haven't tried it, I highly encourage you to do so...AMAZING!
Where does mystic maca come into play? Well, simply put, she's used to flavor up our grains. If you think adding māla girl to flavor your grains won't make a big difference in the overall all flavor, try and taste for yourself! When making a savory bowl, it's all about layers of flavor. If grains consist of half of your bowl, why not add mystical element to it, like mystic maca! If you're feeling a little extra boujee for your grains, adding a touch of cumin can only enrich it even more!
If you like to have a sauce with your bowls, look for our orange tahini dressing recipe. It's simply Soom tahini with fresh orange juice, olive oil, herbs and sparkle salt. Even simply a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of your favorite citrus could work here as well.
Always keep in mind, these recipes are meant to inspire you to get cooking:)
If you like the look, but don't have all of the veggie components available, work with what you've got! For example, we used fennel for depth and that anise flavor to counter the sweetness of red grapes. Don't have it handy? Swap out for celery. Grapes aren't your thing? Use another fruit! Pears, apples or even grilled pineapple would work nicely here as well as maybe even clementines. Want to remove fruit? You can always substitute with broccoli, garlicy kale, zucchini or grilled onions.
MYSTIC SWEET POTATO BOWL
Whole Grain 5 Blend, Inharvest.com, 1 cup
Mystic Maca, 2 Tbsp.
Water, 2 cups
Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced, 1 cup
Olive Oil, 1/4 cup
Sparkle Salt, 1/2 tsp.
Fennel, sliced, 1 cup
Red grapes, 1 cup
Fresh Cilantro, chopped, 2 Tbsp.
Fresh Parsley, chopped, 2 Tbsp.
Probiotic Pickled Cabbage, see recipe, 1/2 cup
Optional: Orange Tahini Dressing, see recipe in Beet and Carrot Buddha Bowl, 2 oz.
For the grains:
For the veggies:
Preheat oven to 425 F.
If you have leftovers of the quick pickled probiotic cabbage, then you are in luck! You will want it for this bowl! If not, pull up that quick recipe and swap out with regular cabbage if you dont have any red available.
While oven is preheating, heat a medium size saucepot over high heat.
Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
While water is boiling, prep up your veggies;
-peel and dice sweet potato.
-remove grapes from stems.
Water should be boiling now.Add in 2 Tbsp. of Mystic Maca and 1 cup of 5 grain blend. Bring to a simmer and stir.
Cover with lid, remove heat to low and cook for 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
While rice is cooking, place olive oil on sheet pan and toss with sweet potatoes and half of sparkle salt. Cook potatoes for 10 minutes, remove from oven and add in fennel and grapes.
Season fennel and grapes with sparkle salt and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes or until fennel begins to slightly char and grape skins begin cracking.
Remove from oven.
Divide mystic rice into serving bowls.
Top with roasted sweet potatoes, fennel, grapes, probiotic quick pickled cabbage and fresh herbs!
Optional: serve with orange tahini dressing or simply a drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of citrus.
Māla Girl Broths are the perfect addition to your bowl game!