Freekeh Grapefruit Bowl

3.13.17 / Comment

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Brighten up your day with our Freekeh Grapefruit Bowl! All natural, impeccably gorgeous, and perfectly vegan, this is our go-to-any-time-of-day dish. It literally fits with every meal–just pair it with a smoothie for an easy breakfast; pack it as a simple, yet complex, lunch; or serve it alongside a vegetable for a healthy, fulfilling dinner on busy nights.  But whenever you choose to eat it, your taste buds will sing for joy because this recipe is simply fabulous. Since it contains so many of our favorite ingredients, we are sure that this is going to become a staple in your kitchen, too. Are you drooling yet? We know we are!

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With all of these healthful ingredients, it’s hard to choose our favorite, but the main one we are raving about is the flavorful, chewy Freekeh. Freekeh is a Middle Eastern Whole Grain that boasts a smokey flavor and a nutty, chewy texture, which perfectly juxtaposes the tartness of the grapefruit and crunch of the pumpkin seeds.  In terms of nutrition,  a 3/4 cup serving of cracked Freekeh has 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, which satiates for hours on end. Whole grains, such as Freekeh, are not only delicious, but they are teeming with amazing nutrition, as they are packed with protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals, such as iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium. A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer, so it’s important to incorporate these grains in a daily diet. That’s why we know you will love this dish–you get all the flavors without sacrificing any health benefits, so go ahead and try it out for yourselves!

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Freekeh Grapefruit Bowl
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Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cooked freekeh (Rosemary Sage, Tamari or original freekeh flavors can be used)
  • 1/2 pink grapefruit, segmented
  • 1/2 cup turmeric red lentil dip
  • 1 tablespoon raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • Equipment:
  • Medium mixing bowl
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, arrange spinach, freekeh, grapefruit, turmeric red lentil dip, and pumpkin seeds. Sprinkle with hemp seeds.
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 550 calories, Fat: 24 grams, Saturated fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 60 grams, Sugar: 2 grams, Sodium: 215 milligrams, Fiber: 12 grams, Protein: 25 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Notes
*The red lentil dip can act as a dressing when mixed with the freekeh and spinach. [br]*If desired, you could add a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar over the spinach and freekeh. [br]*Roasted pumpkin seeds can be used although the nutrition information uses raw pumpkin seeds. [br]*You can replace freekeh with your favorite whole grain such as sorghum. [br]*Disclosure: Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services for Freekeh Foods and The Sorghum Checkoff. However we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

 

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