Do you pamper your gut? Unbalanced gut flora can impact mood, weight, immunity, energy, brain function, and skin. Yup. A healthy gut is a happy body and mind!
What is a Buddha bowl? There are a lot of speculations about the origin of these delightful bowls, but the term is commonly used because of the bowl’s appearance. Packed full of greens, raw or roasted veggies, grains (like brown rice or quinoa), beans/legumes, and/or tofu, Buddha bowls have a “rounded belly” appearance on the top, like the belly of Buddha (urban dictionary). These bowls are often made with simple, pure, nutrient-dense foods promoting a healthy body, mind, and spirit.
Charcoal does have some great benefits for the body, it is commonly used to remove toxins or even poison from the body. The thing with charcoal is that in its ability to remove the not-so-good things, it can also prevent your body from absorbing nutrients if taken too often. So- use sparingly! And a little goes a long way! So if you want to experiment with this recipe, just do so mindfully and gently. It’s a bowl to enjoy every now and then as opposed to every day.
It’s the season for all things pumpkin spiced! Don’t resist it: accept it! We all love smoothies, so why not a pumpkin spice smoothie? This recipe adds in some plant-based vanilla protein powder for some extra oomph, but that’s totally up to you. You could simply sub a dash of vanilla.
We’ve also included a little bonus recipe for raw vegan pumpkin puree, which you can put to all kinds of uses!