Falling in Love with Poke Bowls

For those who don’t know, Poke (pronounced “poh-kay”) is a native Hawaiian dish of diced raw fish, usually in some sort of marinade.

For some, raw fish alone probably doesn’t seem appetising, but when whipped up in a salad-style bowl with an assortment of other flavours – trust me it’s to die for. Raw fish is also a great source of protein, vitamins, and minerals – see more on the health benefits here.

I got onto the poke bowl trend after discovering a restaurant (Greenhouse Asian Salads), which does a brilliant poke bowl with tuna, black rice, soybeans, wasabi peas, and veggies.

I must have been going on about how much I loved the bowls, because a friend bought me a poke recipe book (probably to stop me from dragging her all about Sydney to taste different poke bowls). After trying a couple of the different combinations, I figured you basically need a protein, base, salad, marinade, and some toppings for extra taste. Here are my favourite combinations:

  1. Protein
    1. Diced Raw Tuna in Mayo
    2. Diced Raw Salmon in Soy Sauce
  2. Base
    1. Black Rice
    2. Quinoa
  3. Salad
    1. Shaved Carrots
    2. Green Papaya
    3. Roast Corn
    4. Edamame Beans
  4. Dressing
    1. Balsamic Glaze
    2. Roasted Sesame Dressing
    3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    4. Sesame Oil
  5. Toppings
    1. Wasabi Peas
    2. Seaweed Salad
    3. Dried Seaweed (Nori)
    4. Sesame Seeds

Each time I make a poke bowl I mix it up with a variation of the above! Let me know if you try it.

p.s. Here are some of my other favourite poke bowl spots:

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Fresh Acai Bowl’s for Breakfast!

And I’m back after a huge dry patch of not posting – I’m sorry!

I really don’t have an excuse but I’ve been having so much fun checking out other people’s blog posts that I didn’t find any time to make my own.

However, today I made an acai bowl for breakfast, and I thought I would share my recipe with you.

For those who don’t know what an acai bowl is, it’s basically a smoothie which you eat with a spoon and put a heap of yummy, crunchy and fruity toppings on.

I find this recipe very easy, and I’m no great chef. So don’t worry about complexity here.

IThey are also lots of fun to decorate in the bowl, so making your own makes you feel like the ultimate foodie and a world chef.

I use my NutriBullet for the recipe, and whizz the following all together:

  • One pitted Medjool date
  • 1 tbsp Acai powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1.5 cups mixed berries
  • 1 cup of almond milk (I personally prefer this over cows milk)
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter (any nut/seed butter will do)
  • 1 cup spinach

The best part of a homemade Acai Bowl is decorating it after. For this, I chop up half a banana, crush some walnuts and sprinkle some gourmet muesli.

And voila! Enjoy.

Have you tried Acai Bowls before?

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