This simple (simple!) recipe comes together in just minutes and is sure to add a rainbow of flavor and color to your plate. I serve my carrots chilled or at room temperature aside a big dollop of creamy chickpea hummus and with an extra squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
CRISPY WHITE BEAN AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH MISO TAHINI DRESSING
Made with a bright blend of fresh spring greens, blanched broccolette, and lime juice, paired with creamy avocado and a white miso tahini dressing, I serve my salad with a knob of crusty baguette (and perhaps a few extra pumpkin seeds for added crunch!).
DC CITY GUIDE: CHAIA + ‘FIVE GREENS’ TACO COLLABORATION
In celebration of Goddess Month, this April, Chaia has partnered with In My Bowl (!) to conceive its first completely plant-based creation, the ‘Five Greens’ taco, the epitome of warm weather, sunshine, light and bright flavors, and Goddess Vibes. The locally sourced, seasonal bite features five springtime greens: collards, mustard greens, spinach, lacinato kale and turnip tops. Lightly sautéed with olio picante and delicately topped with a Smoky Tomatillo Salsa, pickled watermelon radish, and hyper local micro-greens, this wonderfully striking taco is served in Chaia’s signature hand griddled corn tortillas. Make mine a trio – please and thank you!
MAKE THIS, EAT THIS SMOOTHIE
Made with the most sinfully rich and sweet, yet abundantly healthful mix of coconut butter, banana, blueberries, and avocado today I couldn’t be more excited to impart my MAKE THIS, EAT THIS Smoothie, the best smoothie I’ve ever made, my banana avocado ‘ice cream’ elevated. Only to be made even better with a dash of energy boosting, nutty, and flush maca. Nutritious enough to quantify a meal, I serve my raw vegan coconut butter smoothie topped with my favorite granola, a heap of chia seeds, and a few sprinkles of bee pollen.
GODDESS MONTH + GODDESS BOWL
Founded in April, 2014 on the premise of unconditional self-love, positive thinking, and holistic and natural living-the goal has not only been to spread the vibes around the world-through an ongoing series of Instagram snapshots of my life, but, I suppose most pertinently, use this mantra to make vibrant, high quality, and delicious plant-based food accessible to the ‘everyday eater’ while creating a strong community and opened, ongoing conversation to stand behind it. Real, unprocessed food is a powerful entity- reducing our risk of ever developing chronic disease and has been shown to holistically treat and reverse the conditions of those suffering. You are, after all, what you eat.
Alexandra Dawson is a Washington, DC based wellness warrior with a BA in Neuropsychology, concentrating in Eating Disorders & Obesity. She is currently a post baccalaureate nutrition and dietetics student.