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Glow Bowl- vegan, gluten free and full of healthy vibrant ingredients that will leave you feeling energized and glowing!

Healthy Vegan Summer Glow Bowl

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A nutritious  and tasty Summer Glow bowl- low fat, vegan and full of healthy  anti-oxidants that will not only energize you but leave you will a glow.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup black barley – or grain of your choice (uncooked)
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 Fennel bulb, shaved thinly
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 Orange, peeled and segmented, or sliced
  • 1/4 Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 C walnuts

Citrus  Dressing

  • 1/2 C fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped red onion or shallot
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 T maple, agave or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen (optional)


  1. Place black barley in a medium pot with 4 Cups water. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to low, cover and simmer one hour, until cooked al-dente. Drain and chill.
  2. Prep all the veggies, taking care to thinly slice the fennel bulb and red onion. ( I often use a sharp vegetable peeler or mandolin.)
  3. Divide Black Barley among 4 bowls.
  4. Divide the rest of the ingredients- blueberries, fennel bulb, red onion, watercress, avocado, orange slices and walnuts – among the bowls.
  5. Make the dressing -stir all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  6. Divide the dressing among the bowls, drizzling over all the ingredients. Enjoy!


The honey and bee pollen in the dressing, are not vegan- but both are optional.

If using another whole grain-cook according to package directions.



  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 16.8 g
  • Sodium: 181.5 mg
  • Fat: 15.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.2 g
  • Fiber: 15.9 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg