Tiny Food: healthy NERGI®, avocado, pineapple poke bowls!

Mini kiwi poke bowls

I remember the first time I had a NERGI® poke bowl and how it changed me entirely. They are popping up everywhere, and of course, for good reason: all of them are SO delicious, fun and extremely healthy. 

My obsession for poke has chased the best spots in the city, when I travel to new places, and now at home with this yummy healthy  recipe. NERGI®, avocado, pineapple and tomato cherry tiny poke bowls? sold!

Did you know mini kiwis are real and they’re called NERGI®? oh-my-god! yes, they are so real, hand-picked, one by one and available from September to November in the berries section.

WHAT’S ALL ABOUT MINI-KIWIS? WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

NERGI® is a rich versatile fruit, practical and super cute snack option – you can take them anywhere you go with its easy-to-carry punnet, you can add them in your lunchboxes, everyday meals, and they have extraordinary health benefits.  Simple to eat  and with no preparation needed? win! 

They’re full of vitamin E, and a concentrated source of vitamin C: 100g of this small green berry (around 10 berries) supplies 52.5mg, almost just as much as oranges, keeping you away from colds and flu, stimulating your immune system and acting as a natural anti-fatigue!

In partnership with NERGI®, we’ll have the yummiest bowl and you’ll learn why you need to include them in your next grocery shop trip.

Nergi Mini Kiwis

 

How the poke bowl trend started?

One of the most recognizable food trends is the colourful, flavourful and Hawaiian, poke bowl *POH-kay*. They crashed into New York City dining scene, bringing the next phenomenon in the fast-food industry a few years back. 

Poke, is a deconstructed, flavorful version of sushi, often garnished with fresh ingredients as cucumbers, avocado, kiwi, over rice or green. You can have them with seafood (usually salmon, shrimp) or vegetarian and they are my favourite option when I’m on the go.

In Hawaii, you can pick it up at grocery stores or even gas stations (the dream). What I love the most about poke is that you can prepare it any time during the day in less than 20 minutes, hassle-free and the best comfort-food.

your Poke bowl guide

Never tried a poke bowl before? here are all the essentials you need to know to prepare or have one

step one: BASE

Rice (jasmine, white, brown, wild)

Greens (mix of lettuce, kale, spinach)

Grain free with spiralized zucchini or spaghetti squash

Quinoa or couscous

step two: PROTEIN

Tuna, salmon, tofu, portobello mushrooms, shrimps

step three: mix-ins

NERGI®, edamame, cucumbers, tomato cherry, green onions, sweet onions, pineapple, avocado, jalapeños, picked ginger, sesame seeds, wasabi peas, shaved radish, fried shallots

Easy poke bowls
Kiwi Avocado Poke Bowl

NERGI®, avocado, pineapple poke bowls

This yummy vegetarian poke bowl version will delight you with a fresh touch of mini kiwis!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: poke, poke bowl, vegetarian poke bowl
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup NERGI® (mini-kiwis)
  • 1/2 cup short-grain rice (sushi rice)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 cubed avocado
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • edible flowers for garnish
  • green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook the rice: this is your first step - use ½ cup of rice vinegar, 2 tbs of sugar and salt. Mix together in a small pot on medium heat, pour the mixture on rice and mix well. Let the rice cool down for a few minutes until it reaches room temperature.
    Cut the pineapple base: make your pineapple bowls by slicing it in half, scoop chunks out with a spoon. Chop the pineapple into smaller pieces to garnish if you want to top them.
    Prep the mix-ins: cut the NERGI® in half (you don't need to remove the skin), cut the avocados, cherry tomatoes.
    Create your bowl: add the rice base and top it with the NERGI®, avocados, tomatoes, green onions and edible flowers. Finish it by adding a splash of the soy sauce and maple syrup mix.
Mini Kiwi Poke bowls

Thanks to NERGI® for sponsoring this post. 

All opinions included in this post are entirely mine. 

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