You know what I could eat every day? Mexican food.  I freaking love the stuff.  So I had to find a way to incorporate it into the cleanse.  Like, it wasn’t optional.

It’s fun too because I have been noticing a lot of people around me discovering intolerances to grains.  So this is a perfect fit.  It also cooks up in no time.  Which is my problem with grains a lot of the time, and part of why I have a deep love for quinoa.  Did I just say I have a deep love for quinoa?  Even I can admit that’s just weird.  No less true though.

Rice can take like 40-50 minutes to cook sometimes, and on a day where I have no patience and want to sit and veg out that’s entirely too long.  My solution: cauliflower rice!!  Plus, you also get and extra dose of healthy veggies!!

I would be lying if I told you this wouldn’t be amazing with some cheese.  I went with nutritional yeast, since I am off cheese right now, which ended up being really tasty too.  But if you eat cheese you should go for it as a condiment.

Health highlights of cauliflower: cauliflower is anti-inflammatory which means it can help reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, even depression (which is still being researched further to explore the inflammation-depression link).  As a part of the cruciferous family (with broccoli) cauliflower contains potent anti-cancer compounds.  It also supports the body’s detoxification process.

Grain Free Burrito Bowl
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
Rice
  • 1 head Cauliflower chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro chopped
  • Zest of 1 Lime
Beans
  • 2 cans Pinto Beans
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder (regular chili powd will work too!)
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin
Fixings
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream (obviously skip if you are vegan)
  • Cheese (skip if you are vegan)
  • Nutritional yeast (an awesome vegan cheese substitute)
  • Hot Sauce
Instructions
Rice
  1. In a food processor fitted with the blade, add the cauliflower
  2. Pulse until it is the texture of rice
  3. In a microwave safe bowl add the cauliflower
  4. Microwave for 5 minutes
  5. Add the cilantro and lime and stir well
  6. Season with salt and pepper
Beans
  1. In a medium pan add the beans and spices
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Heat through
Assemble
  1. Layer the cauliflower rice, beans, and fixings
  2. Dive in, face first!! :)

 

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