Juicy Ginger Broccoli and Tamari Bowl

Day 2 of the 8 week challenge and believe it or not, I am already noticing a difference.

By removing sugar, and not as many carbs, my tummy is lighter and I haven't had a single feeling of bloating, which I do experience now and then.

If I put aside the dull headache at the front of my head, and the achey face (not sure what that's about) I am feeling pretty good. Managed to power through the strength session today and even hold the 2 minute plank with not as much strain as previous attempts...things are looking up!

This dish was lunch yesterday and today. The only difference was I added some cubed tofu to todays one, as I had it straight after class, so wanted to get in that extra protein. I'm not even missing my usual sesame oil that I would automatically add to a dish like this, and it doesn't get much easier to throw together!

You'd be happy to know, I stood down on my first temptation tonight. I had an evening meeting, with the gorgeous group that is coordinating Organic Week here in Auckland (more on that later) and pizza was delivered...even a vegan option...which I went without. When I set my mind to something!

And that's it about making positive change in your life. Commit. Beat your expectations. It's small pats on the back that will keep you going. And the vegan pizza will always be there!

Ok, so all you need for this nutrient dense bowl is...

Recipe for 2 serves

1 head of broccoli, florets removed, stem chopped also

2 cups purple cabbage, finely sliced

1 spring onion, finely sliced

1/2 tsp chilli flakes

1 cm knob of fresh ginger, finely diced

1 TBS tamari, my first choice is always Ceres Organics

Sesame seeds to garnish


Boil water in a pot, and place the broccoli in. Meanwhile, slice the cabbage, ginger, and spring onion.

After 2 minutes, drain the broccoli and run under a cold tap to stop the cooking process. You want it firm but juicy. Toss through with all the remaining ingredients and serve. Option to add a plant protein, like cubed tofu or tempeh as well.

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