Organic Lemon Pepper Millet Bowl with Purple Cauliflower and Edamame (Vegan and Gluten free)

Lemon pepper bowl: millet, purple broccoli, and edamame! It is super easy to make, delicious and healthy! It is vegan and gluten free!lemon pepper bowl

Here is what you need to know about millet:

Millet may not be your typical grain dish that you expect at your dinner table, but it is loaded with nutritional value. Millet includes impressive starch levels, very high B-vitamins, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. It also contains a significant level of protein and dietary fiber! Millet has the ability to protect your heart health, protects you from diabetes, improve digestive system, lower risk of cancer, detoxify the body, boost respiratory health, optimize immune system, increase energy level, and improve muscle and nerve health.

Ingredients:

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1 Cup organic millet

1 Cup organic deshelled edamame

Organic lemon pepper

Himalayan salt

Organic chia seed

Extra virgin olive oil

Organic balsamic vinaigrette

Directions:

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  1. Trim the broccoli by cutting each floret off the head, leaving a little stalk on each cluster.
  2. In a bowl, mix cauliflower, olive oil, 2-3 tablespoon of lemon pepper, 2-3 tablespoon of balsamic vinaigrette and a pinch of salt together
  3. Pre-Heat the oven to 350F
  4. Pour the mixed cauliflower in a pan and put in the oven for 15-20 minutes
  5. Cook the millet according to direction. Add a pinch of salt.
  6. Once the millet is cooked, pour into serving bowl. Add edamame and roasted cauliflower.
  7. Sprinkle organic chia seed and a pinch of lemon pepper.

Rosted cauliflowerYep, I made this dish with purple cauliflower! Purple cauliflower is not painted or dyed, the color comes from the presence of antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also found in red cabbage and red wine. Purple cauliflower is milder, sweeter, nuttier and free of bitterness. Purple cauliflower is available year-round with a peak season during the Winter months! Right now is the perfect season to buy them!

What I love about purple cauliflower is its color. Unlike other purple colored superfood like beet, the purple pigment in the cauliflower does not shed.

What are the health benefits of anthocyanin?

A 1-cup of a serving of fresh purple cauliflower contains about 400 milligrams of anthocyanins. Eat anthocyanins rich foods may help you control your weight, lower your risks for developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, prevent eye disorders and improve brain function. According to “Molecular Nutrition and Food Research” issued in January 2012, anthocyanins can also help lower your cancer risks.