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California Avocado Power Bowl

Total time:

15 min

Prep time:

15 min

Cook time:

n/a

California Avocado Power Bowl

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This meatless bowl is packed full of vitamins and nutrients to keep you sustained through long days of training. A vegetarian treat that is high in fiber (100% DV) and vitamin K (220% DV). It is also an excellent source of folate (35% DV), vitamin B1 (70% DV), vitamin B2 (60% DV), vitamin B3 (80% DV), vitamin B6 (40% DV), vitamin C (35% DV), vitamin E (45% DV), iron (40% DV) and protein (56% DV). 

Ingredients

Serves: 4

2 cups uncooked farro, yields 2x cooked, prep per package instructions
2 (15-oz. can) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and quartered
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
4 oz. sliced almonds
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp. sea salt

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Add pinch of salt to farro. Assemble power bowls. Divide the cooked farro, chickpeas, and parsley evenly among bowls. 
  2. Cube ¾ of the avocado and add to bowls along with tomatoes. 
  3. Whisk dressing ingredients.
  4. Drizzle dressing over power bowls.
  5. Thinly slice remaining avocado. Top bowls with sliced avocado, almonds and crumbled feta.

Serving Suggestion: Farro can easily be substituted with another grain such as quinoa, barley, or brown rice.

Beverage Pairing: For athletes - water, sports drink, milk or chocolate milk

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 780; Total Fat 30 g (Sat 7 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 5 g, Mono 15 g); Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 640 mg; Potassium 1105 mg; Total Carbohydrates 104 g; Dietary Fiber 28 g; Total Sugars 9 g; Protein 28 g; Vitamin A 135 mcg; Vitamin C 33 mg; Calcium 295 mg; Iron 7 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 142 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.32 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 35%; Calcium 25%; Iron 40 %; Vitamin D 0%. 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Mitzi is an award-winning sports nutritionist, a best selling author, registered dietitian, and media expert who has been seen on LIVE! With Kelly & Michael, The Dr. Oz Show, and CNN.

Mitzi authored The Pinterest Diet and co-authored The All-Pro Diet with NFL future Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gonzalez.

Mitzi was the team sports nutritionist for the 2015 World Series Champions, Kansas City Royals, working with them for 11 seasons. She was the team nutritionist for the Kansas City Chiefs over 8 seasons and previously the Golden State Warriors sports nutrition consultant.

Mitzi is a sought after nutrition expert by the media and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, US Weekly, Family Circle, Shape, Oprah.com, FoodNetwork.com, ESPN.com and Glamour.com.

Mitzi is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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