Recipe: The Rainbow Bowl for Gorgeous Skin

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This rainbow bowl, for gorgeous skin, has been on repeat for us since we got to New Zealand – mostly because it’s the easiest thing to make with the most simple ingredients! I love how easy these bowls are and just how effortless they are to put together. The Rainbow Bowl is the best lunch option because it’s packed with a healthy balance of micronutrient-rich veggies, healthy fats, clean protein and complex carbohydrates. 

This Rainbow Bowl (for gorgeous skin) is:

  • a great option for a quick and healthy lunch salad recipe
  • great for glowing skin, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients
  • great for digestion, as it contains a healthy source of fibre and foods that are gentle on the digestive system
  • an IBS-friendly recipe – everyone thrives off of different foods, BUT this bowl has kept my IBS/bloating at bay and makes me feel amazing!
  • an affordable lunch idea

My top tips for easy, healthy lunches:

  • bake some sweet potato, squash or pumpkin cubes at 350F for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Keep a container stocked in your fridge for easy snacking or addition to bowls.
  • store your herbs in glass jars in water to preserve freshness or keep a fresh herb garden to ensure you always have these available! Herbs are packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • every week, buy the same staple ingredients (like tomatoes, bell pepper, etc.) to ensure you have healthy options.
  • keep a cooked grain on hand, such as quinoa or brown rice, if you want to add some more bulk to the bowl.

I hope you love this bowl as much as I do! xx

Recipe: The Rainbow Bowl

Recipe by The Pure LifeCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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An easy, colourful healthy lunch recipe


  • 1 large handful of baby spinach, baby kale or spring mix

  • 1 cup baked sweet potato cubes (about 1 small sweet potato)

  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber

  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato

  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

  • 1/2 of an avocado, sliced

  • 1 tbsp sauerkraut

  • The juice of 1 lemon

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • protein of choice (I like a soft boiled egg)


  • In a bowl, assemble the greens, baked sweet potato, chopped cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, basil and avocado. Top with sauerkraut, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • If you’re making this lunch for takeaway, serve the avocado the day of and sprinkle it with some lemon juice so it stays fresh.
  • Add your choice of protein! Organic tofu/tempeh, chickpeas, salmon, free range chicken, whatever you wish! I love making a soft boiled egg by bringing a small pot of water to a boil, adding in a pasture-raised egg and letting it cook for 6-7 minutes. Then, I rinse the egg in cold water and peel the shell. Enjoy!

Try these other healthy lunch recipes: Miso Edamame Power Bowl, Protein & Greens Bowl, Kimchi, Brown Rice & Tempeh Bowl

  1. esther says:

    The best meal ever,this can make a wonderful lunch

  2. Ed Wootten says:

    Hi cousin Sisley, this is a beautiful website with great nutrition ideas. I’m going to try and make some of these! We are trying to cut down on meat for environmental reasons.

    All the best.