My Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl recipe is one of my new favorite plant-based dinners! It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite comfort foods with so much going on in my life and the state of the world. This recipe comes packed with grounding ingredients and loads of energy-boosting fiber. Feeling grounded is so important right now. And don’t let the title fool you; this recipe can be enjoyed by anyone, not just people who are trying to conceive. :)
I just love this flavorful mixture of hearty, roasted root veggies and power-strengthening kale. There is something about this combination of ingredients that makes me feel so good, and I hope it will do the same for you, Beauty. It’s so fun for me to think that I have been eating plant foods for so long, and yet I am still discovering new and delicious ways to enjoy them!
Empower Yourself With Plants
There are a lot of factors in our life that can empower each of our own paths, and there are some factors that feel out of our control. By choosing to nourish your body with this Conception Ground Veggie Bowl recipe, you are empowering yourself to one of the greatest levels.
Lately I’ve been thinking so much about pregnancy. As you may know, I am pregnant now with my second son. There are many factors when it comes to getting pregnant. Personally I’ll share with you that I was able to conceive on the first try, both times. No, I’m definitely not superhuman, but do believe that so much of fertility is tied to lifestyle and the food we eat. Again, there are so many factors that are not in our control, but there are some we can control. It’s empowering that, as we learn about these factors, the more we can begin to incorporate them!
Unfortunately, I often hear of women struggling to get pregnant. I’d love nothing more than to help support mamas-to-be everywhere in the beautiful experience of getting pregnant. Check out my recent podcast where I cover a lot of tips and information about a plant-based lifestyle. I fully believe that a powerful way to promote fertility and a healthy pregnancy is by eating plant-based, which are lower in toxins and high in antioxidants and nutrients.
Energetics of Root Vegetables
Food goes beyond its physical properties of calories and grams of nutrients. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the energetic characteristics of foods and how they work with the body. For centuries, people have used food to provide different levels of energy and healing to the body.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “you are what you eat”. For instance, this Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl recipe is filled with root veggies, like beets, carrots, and yams. When you eat root vegetables, you are able to benefit from their grounding properties. For women who are trying to conceive, these are wonderful energy systems that may help fertilize eggs in utero. They are also great for helping to stabilize adrenal glands and leveling off stress.
These root veggies contain with various properties that can benefit you in many ways. For example, beets are extremely alkaline. They can help balance you out if you are overly acidic. Remember, foods like coffee, processed foods and sugar can all lead to acidity in the body. In Chinese medicine, carrots are said to be good for the health of your spleen, stomach and kidneys. They also help eliminate excessive cold from the body. Meanwhile, yams are packed with beta-carotene and vitamin A. Together these can help strengthen immunity and promote your eye health. Who knew eating this Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl would come with all this healing energy?
This Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl is fiber-filled! Fiber is only found in plant foods, and this recipe is packed with plants. Fiber actually sweeps out toxins from our bodies which can harm us in many ways, and has an important normalizing effect on our hormones too.
No matter if we are trying to lose weight, achieve glowing skin, or get pregnant, we need to help our hormones balance out. Thankfully, fiber can do this for you! It has a powerful job of binding to toxins and excess estrogens, and helping to escort them out of the body. And that’s really important when you’re working towards conception. All the more reason to have an all or largely plant-based diet! You’re not going to get fiber from meat, eggs, dairy, fish, any animal products. But you are sure to get loads of it from beets, carrots, yams, broccoli, asparagus and kale, as delivered in this recipe!
Another thing to think about while you are trying to achieve your health and wellness goals is to promote circulation throughout your body. For instance, if you are working to get pregnant, you want to increase circulation to ensure that your body is distributing nutrients as it should. Foods that are clogging or constricting can cause the opposite of what your body needs.
Ingredients found in this Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl recipe are wonderful ways to promote circulation in the body. When we eat things like curry, we are giving our inner system the nutrients to help it get moving as it should. Root vegetables also have a warming effect on the body that can eliminate stagnation.
To further boost circulation, check out my Feel Good Digestive Enzymes. They can help create circulation by breaking down stubborn macronutrients in your food that may otherwise be clogging your system. They also help to reduce gas and bloating, and improve nutrient absorption to boost immunity, health and wellness. Why spend more on healthy and organic food if your body doesn’t reap the benefits? Adding this digestive enzyme supplement to your daily practice helps to ensure you will get the most out of every meal and is essential to your digestive system and wellness.
How To Make Your Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl
Lucky for us, this Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl is so simple to make. You can throw this together in 30 minutes and enjoy the leftovers the next day. Simply start off by making your quinoa. At the same time you will want to get your veggies roasting in the oven.
Place your beets, carrots, and yams into a large mixing bowl and cover them with a drizzle of melted coconut oil. Then sprinkle some curry powder and paprika into the bowl and stir together. Get these veggies roasting for a good 10 minutes while you prep your other veggies. Place your broccoli and asparagus into the same mixing bowl and soak up all the extra coconut oil and spices left inside the bowl. Then add these guys into the oven so they can roast for the last 15 minutes or so.
While your veggies finish up roasting you can get your kale together. I like to use my hands and really massage in the freshly squeezed lemon juice into the kale. This helps break down the outer cellular layer and help make the kale be not so bitter. You can even use your hands to massage the avocado into each leaf. It’s so fun to use your hands and really put loving energy into the food you create. Once everything is complete, grab your favorite serving bowls, layer in your kale salad, quinoa and roasted veggies, and enjoy!
Sending You Love
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 2 cups of water
- 2 beets, diced
- 1 yam, diced
- 4 carrots, diced
- 1 cup of broccoli
- Single bundle of asparagus, ends trimmed and chopped
- 2 Tbs. coconut oil
- 2 Tbs. curry powder
- 1½ tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 bundle of lacinato or curly kale, destemmed and shredded
- Juice from one lemon
- 2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
- ½ avocado
- Sea salt, to taste
- Add 2 cups of water to a saucepan and turn onto medium heat.
- Rinse your quinoa in a strainer and then add it to the saucepan. Bring the quinoa to a bowl and then turn down to simmer. Cook your quinoa for about 10-12 minutes, until there is no water left in the bottom of the pot.
- Turn oven onto 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place beets, carrots, and yams into a large mixing bowl and drizzle in your melted coconut oil. Sprinkle curry powder and paprika into the bowl and stir together.
- Put these veggies on one baking sheet and place them into the oven. Roast these for 20-25 minutes, or until tender with a fork.
- Throw in your broccoli and asparagus into the same mixing bowl and soak up all the extra coconut oil and spices that were left inside the bowl.
- Add these veggies on a separate baking sheet and place it in the oven. Roast these veggies for about 10-15 minutes.
- Place your kale into a large salad bowl. Add in your freshly squeezed lemon juice, avocado, and nutritional yeast and toss thoroughly, massaging ingredients into each leaf.
- Using your favorite serving bowls, layer in your kale salad, quinoa and roasted veggies and enjoy!
Before you get started making this Conception Grounding Veggie Bowl, I’d like to share a little special note. One of the most important bits of advice I have for anyone wanting to naturally achieve their health goals is to start off by eating a total plant-based diet. You will be surprised at all the wonders this simple lifestyle change can do for you!