As athletes and trainers, we believe in eating nutrient-rich, whole foods, as much as possible so that we can look, feel, and perform at our best. But shopping, chopping, cooking, and cleaning can be time-consuming!
In a world driven by convenience, it can be tempting to get our groceries delivered to our doors (and we do sometimes!), but there’s something special about picking your own produce, browsing the aisles for seasonal goodies, and interacting with friendly staff.
That’s why we were excited to check out the new Whole Foods 365 in Long Beach, CA and pick up some fresh ingredients to throw together a new, healthy bowl, that we’ve been dying to make.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by.....fresh, organic produce, a clean layout with easy to navigate aisles, affordable prices without compromised quality, and we quickly found everything we were looking for (we even ground our own almond butter!)
Okay, so we may have picked up a couple of extra goodies (they say don’t shop when you’re hungry..), but it was hard to resist the thought of a crisp can of sparkling rose with our Happy Wholesome Bowls...and what about a healthy dessert?! Almond milk ice cream with seasonal, organic, fresh berries...YES, please.
It’s funny how a quick grocery run for a couple of ingredients turned into browsing and adding lots of additional groceries to our cart, but to be completely honest, we are pretty budget conscious and with all of these fresh and affordable healthy options at our fingertips it really just made sense to stock up.
Quick and easy checkout and we were on the road back home to whip up our new recipe (see below for how to make it). Oh, and for those of you that don’t know us well, patience in the kitchen is not our strong suit, so rest assured, this recipe is very doable.
As you can see from the pics below, the bowl turned out perfectly...though it didn’t last long!
It’s pretty safe to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our grocery outing and highly recommend checking out your local Whole Foods 365 store. If it’s anything like the one in Long Beach, you’re in for a treat :). Sponsored by 365 by Whole Foods.
Top with your favorite dressing! (we chose the Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette from Whole Foods 365)