Protein Packed Vegan Brunch Bowl!

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What a great and healthy way to start the day after sleeping in!  I absolutely love having brunch and this bowl was so easy and super nutritious.  I decided to make this a vegan brunch because the ingredients in this are all great for getting protein in a vegan diet.  I used a super grain mix of quinoa, millet, and buckwheat, which are strong sources of protein, fiber and iron.  The sweet potato is also a good source of protein, along with fiber and Vitamin A!   I topped this with avocado to add a nice healthy fat to the dish, plus I just want avocado on everything! For all you non-vegans out there, this would also be wonderful with a nice gooey, over easy egg on top, which would add even more protein to this awesome brunch bowl.

Another added bonus to this recipe is that it doesn’t make a lot of dishes, since it is cooked all in one pan!

INGREDIENTS: (serves 4)

1 cup super grain blend

2 cups organic vegetable broth ( I used low sodium)

1 sweet potato, diced

1/2 red onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup dandelion greens

1 T crushed red pepper

2 avocados, sliced

METHOD:

  1. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a saute pan.
  2. Add grains and chopped sweet potato.  Lower heat to simmer and cover.
  3. Cook covered 16-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is absorbed.
  4. Chop up other veggies.
  5. When the liquid is absorbed, lower heat and add in all the other veggies and crushed red pepper.
  6. Stir about 3 minutes until the greens are wilted.
  7. Serve with avocado topping!