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Buddha Bowl

  • Buddha Bowl - Serves Serves: 1
  • Buddha Bowl - Prep Time Prep Time: 30

Buddha bowls are a name for what is also known as grain bowls, power bowls, hippie bowls (our favourite), nourish bowls and more. Whatever you fancy calling it, the Buddha bowl is a choose-your-own-adventure bowl of goodness. It usually has vegetables, a whole grain (such as brown rice) or pseudo-grain (such as quinoa), and protein. 

You can choose to spend a little bit of time on the weekend prepping ingredients and then designing your bowl each day before heading off to work or school, or simply mix leftovers with a base of freshly cooked grains, pseudo-grains or legumes. Rather than be prescriptive about what you put in your bowl, we’ve given you some ideas for the base, the toppings, and dressings.



Step 1: Get yourself a nice deep bowl and simply build your bowl! Start with the base followed by several types of veggies, a protein, then a sprinkle of nuts, seeds and/or cheese, some fresh herbs and a good drizzle of your chosen dressing.

Quantity Ingredients
1/2 cup Base: cooked red rice, brown rice, brown lentils, de puy lentils, quinoa, freekeh, farro
2 cups  Veggies (include a variety): roasted broccoli, beetroot, steamed green beans, shaved raw brussels sprouts, shredded red cabbage, cucumber, avocado, sliced red capsicum, steamed kale, baby spinach or other leafy greens
1 serve Protein: boiled egg, pan-fried tofu, free-range chicken breast, sustainably sourced smoked salmon or tinned tuna, chickpeas, black beans
Topping: goats feta, ricotta, nuts, seeds, fresh herbs 


Dressing options
Yoghurt dressing: blitz yoghurt with a clove of garlic and a handful of parsley
Green dressing: blitz mixed green herbs such as parsley, basil and mint, with olive oil, lemon juice and salt
Peanut butter dressing: whisk a tablespoon of peanut butter with sesame oil, apple cider vinegar and tamari



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