A while back, my husband sent me an article entitled, “These Foods Are the Closest You’ll Get to Immortality” that highlighted six foods. It said, “Want to look young forever? Eat the right foods. When we follow a diet that’s rich with a variety of high-quality foods that contain antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and different nutrients, our body will show its appreciation through its largest organ: our skin.” Who doesn’t want pretty, glowing, amazing skin? Read on for the perfect recipe that incorporates 5 of the 6 foods.
Here are the 6 foods in the article: red peppers, broccoli, nuts, avocados, sweet potatoes and papaya. I don’t like papaya so it doesn’t go into my bowl, but feel free to add it to yours if you like it! But the rest of the list? Delicious and nutritious. Of course, you don’t have to eat them all together in one shot – I eat at least one of these a day in some way – but why not?
To make it interesting and exciting, there are lots of textures going on in this bowl. Roasted sweet potatoes are deliciously sweet while roasted broccoli is crispy and charred. Red peppers and nuts add crunch. And avocados add, you know, buttery avocado-ness. I like to serve all of this nutritional goodness over a bed of mixed greens with scallions and balsamic vinaigrette or tahini dressing. I also love it over quinoa and millet.
Immortality? Don’t think so. Long, healthy life? YES!
Live forever, or at least eat well, with these delicious and nutritious bowls of goodness!
- 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
- 1 big sweet potato, diced
- Olive oil, for roasting
- Salt, to taste
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 avocado, cut in half
- 1 cup mixed nuts, divided
To roast the broccoli and sweet potatoes, preheat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss the broccoli with oil and season with salt. Add to one side of the baking sheet. Toss the sweet potatoes with oil and season with salt. Add to the other side of the baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the broccoli is charred and the sweet potatoes are fork tender.
Add greens to two bowls. Arrange the broccoli, sweet potatoes and red peppers in a pleasing way. Each bowl gets half an avocado and a 1/2 cup of nuts. Serve with your favorite dressing. Enjoy!