Warm and nourish your belly with this delicious Warming Pineapple Nourish Bowl. With all of the digestive goodness of pineapple as well as being choc full of vitamin C, this is a great base meal to help support your wellness after a hectic festive season!
Warming Pineapple Nourish Bowl
I use this Warming Pineapple Nourish Bowl as a base recipe for a meal and add whatever protein I want to include on the day. It could be cannellini beans, tuna, chicken or another type of fish. It’s up to you!
For this recipe I used a Winter Sweet Pure Gold pineapple because it is what it says – winter sweet! YUM!
The Health Benefits of Pineapple
Pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C, but they also provide Magnesium and Thiamin (vitamin B1), minerals which are important for energy production in the body.
They also contain enzymes that work to digest proteins, which aids digestion and acts as an anti-inflammatory. As well as their sweet taste, these added benefits make them a great ingredient in cooking!
Also, Pineapples are part of the ‘clean 15’ which means they have been identified as using very low levels of chemicals or pesticides in their production.
So many reasons to get them into your diet!
- ⅛ pineapple, diced
- ½ cup quinoa, cooked
- 2 slices sweet potato (~1cm thick)
- 1 cup zucchini, prepared as zoodles
- 1 cup mushrooms, quartered
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper to season
- Heat griddle pan on med-high heat. Add a small amount of extra virgin olive oil and grill the sweet potato for 5 minutes each side, or until soft.
- Add pineapple chunks to griddle pan and grill for 2 minutes each side, or until soft.
- In a separate small fry pan, heat a small amount of olive oil, add chopped mushrooms and sauté until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Steam zucchini zoodles in a covered container in the microwave for 2 minutes (alternatively I add my zoodles to the rice cooker when I cook my quinoa, they sit on top of the quinoa and cook perfectly without the need for an extra cooking container!).
- Combine all ingredients in bowl. Top with lime juice, hemp seeds, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Amy Darcy is a Mum, lawyer and the editor of Eat Pray Workout, an Australian based website for women who want to be the healthiest, happiest version of themselves.