I’ve been really getting into cooking, especially nutritious cooking, lately. Today I will share with you two of my favorite self-created lunch recipes that are great for dancers.
Extra-Creamy Superfood Smoothie Bowl
This is a super-creamy smoothie bowl that is fantastic for any dancer – it is filled with vitamins and nutrients that will help you perform the best!
Tip: I prefer to mix my thicker smoothies to make smoothie bowls with in the food processor rather than the blender because it handles thick ingredients with less liquids better than a blender would. Here’s the recipe:
Smoothie: 1/4 avocado, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 cup frozen peaches/strawberries, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tbsp almond butter
Toppings: Cacao nibs, blueberries, coconut shavings
Gourmet Quinoa Lunch Salad
This recipe is super healthy and will really keep your energy lasting throughout the day…perfect to pack for lunch at a summer intensive. It can be served cold…so just stick it in the fridge or in a lunch box with an icepack.
Tip: To get the perfect quinoa, I always wash it for 2 minutes in a strainer with cold water, massaging it with my hands. I then fry it in olive oil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to keep it from burning, to really get the flavor coming out. Next, I pour in boiling water, cover it, and bring it down to low heat. I let it simmer for 15 minutes. Finally, I remove it from heat and let it sit for another 5 minutes. To serve, just fluff it with a fork!
Ingredients: Cooked and fluffed brown quinoa, 1/4-1/2 sliced avocado, crushed walnuts, parmesan cheese