Gluten-Free Shrimp Recipe: Paloma Shrimp Power Bowl


Try this gluten-free shrimp recipe for a meal that’s satisfying and easy to put together. Power bowls are a great option because they are filling, can please even the picky eaters, and are a great meal prep staple.

This Paloma Shrimp Power Bowl is the perfect combination of fresh and comfort, inspired by a classic cocktail drink. This healthy meal prep gluten-free shrimp recipe couldn’t be any easier to make and is full of flavor!


This post is sponsored by Uncle Matt’s Organic. More power bowl recipes can be found here. All reviews and opinions in this post are based on my personal view and are not influenced by the company.

Power bowls have been around for a while now and are a favorite among those of us to like to prepare home-cooked meals. They are especially popular among meal prep enthusiasts, since the bowls can be assembled a variety of ways to keep things interesting throughout the week.


What exactly are power bowls?

Power bowls are like salad’s sexy cousin. It is any combination of ingredients thrown into a bowl with a sauce drizzled on top. Usually these ingredients consist of some combination of the following: whole grain, raw and cooked vegetables, protein, nuts or seeds, avocado and dressing.

In the case of the power bowl, it’s a meal that is designed to provide a balance of nutrients that leads to long lasting energy.

These nutrients are referred to around here as the perfect trifecta. Protein to help satisfy hunger, fiber (which comes from carbohydrates) to balance blood sugar levels and keep you full for longer, and healthy fats to help curb cravings.

The art of mastering the power bowl is really about following a formula. You can get ideas for what to mix-and-match by trying different recipes, like this gluten-free Paloma Shrimp Power Bowl.


Your New Favorite Gluten-Free Shrimp Recipe

This gluten-free shrimp recipe is go-to meal when you’re craving light and fresh flavors, but still looking for the security of comfort foods.

The ingredients in this shrimp power bowl are inspired by the classic cocktail, the paloma. In its simplest form, the paloma is simply tequila mixed with grapefruit juice, but when made a little fancy, has a squeeze of lime and even a smokey salt rim.

This recipe features Uncle Matt’s Organic Grapefruit Juice, a family owned company that is committed to providing the best quality products for our health and environment. Their food labels are completely transparent and are free of artificial ingredients and preservatives. What you see is what you get, which is why I love using their products!

This Paloma Shrimp Power Bowl is a seafood twist on Tex Mex in a bowl. The ingredients are vibrant in color (which translates to a variety of nutrients), and when combined together, are a burst of flavor.

To reduce cooking time during a busy weeknight, you could prep the individual ingredients, then saute the shrimp, dress the cabbage and quickly cook the tomatoes right before serving.

Let your creativity shine as you assemble the power bowl, but don’t worry, it’s never too pretty to eat. Enjoy!


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Paloma Shrimp Power Bowl

  • Author: FitLiving Eats by Carly Paige
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


You’ve never met a power bowl more fresh and satisfying than this Paloma Shrimp Power Bowl. Featuring Uncle Matt’s Organic grapefruit juice, this power bowl fuses a classic cocktail flavor with Tex Mex ingredients for a burst of flavor in every bite. The best part is? The bowl can be assembled in under 30 minutes, perfect for a busy weeknight.


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 4 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Grapefruit Paloma Vinaigrette:

  • ¾ cup Uncle Matt’s organic grapefruit juice
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cracked black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients.
  2. Add the cabbage to a bowl. Pour ¼ cup of vinaigrette over the cabbage and toss to combine. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the shrimp along with a couple of tablespoons of vinaigrette to the pan. Sear for 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the pan. Wipe the pan clean.
  4. To the same pan, add the rest of the vinaigrette, grape tomatoes and red onion. Simmer the tomatoes in the liquid until slightly soft, just a few minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the pan and pour the vinaigrette in a jar for serving.
  5. To assemble the power bowls, add a scoop of brown rice and beans to the bottom of a bowl. Top with the marinated cabbage, tomatoes and cooked shrimp. Drizzle with leftover vinaigrette for added flavor. Garnish with avocado slices, cilantro and a lime wedge.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 459
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Protein: 27g

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-Carly Paige

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