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Millet Sweet Potato Bean Bowl with Avocado Sauce

Serves 4


  • 3 tsp canola oil, divided 
  • 1 cup millet 
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed 
  • 6 fresh (husked) or canned tomatillos 
  • 1 avocado 
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 
  • Juice of ½ lime 
  • 1 scallion (green onion), chopped 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • 4 cups baby greens 
  • 1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 (14 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds 


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add millet and heat, stirring often, until grains start smelling toasted. Add 2 cups water to pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer covered for 20 minutes, or until millet is tender and water has been absorbed. Set aside covered for 5 minutes and then fluff with fork. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss sweet potatoes with remaining oil and spread out on a baking sheet. Place in oven and roast until tender, about 25 minutes. 
  3. Blend together tomatillos, avocado, jalapeño, lime juice, scallion, and salt until smooth. 
  4. Divide millet, sweet potatoes, greens, beans, and chickpeas among serving bowls. Top with avocado sauce and pumpkin seeds. 

Did you know? 

When you want to give your body a vacation from meat, beans are an inexpensive source of plant-based protein that can help you hone a fierce physique. 

The Macros

Calories: 608
Protein: 21g
Carbs: 91g
Fat: 18g

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