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What is a Buddha Bowl?!

Typical a “salad” with the addition of a Grain & Legume!

I LOVE me a daily Buddha Bowl 🌿 MY only downfall is I always make it tooo massive and, yes I always eat it all but SO FULL AFTER 😅 – BUT, Sooooo many Nutrients !!!

There are SOOOO many varieties! The beauty of a buddha bowl (Sometimes also referred to as “Power Bowls”) is that you can add whatever you want and create the flavour to YOUR liking! I make different varieties all the time, below I will lay out step by step on how to go about making this beautiful dish!

How-To Buddha Bowls;

Choose your BASE!

The base will be a Grain and a Legume. There are many different grains and legumes to choose from, so choose what suits you! Below is a little list, but not limited to, some grains and legumes.

GRAINS; Rice, Farro, Bulgur, Sorghum, Freekah, Millet, Oats, Barley, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Spelt, Teff, and Rye! 

LEGUMES; All Beans (Navy, Black, Kidney, Cannellini, Great Northern, Black-Eyed, Pinto, Lima, Soybean – including Tempeh & Tofu, All Lentils Varieties, Chickpeas, Green peas, AND Fun Fact – PEANUTS are actually a Legume !)

After you choose your base, then you will choose are your delicious colourful veggies! There are MANY vegetables you can choose from, so I will not name them all here lol. Below is a photo of just a few buddha bowl varieties that I regularly make!

After choosing your veggies, whether raw or cooked/steamed (I do both, usually for my broccoli/leafy greens I lightly steam, and my bell peppers, beets, radishes, cabbage, etc I leave raw), I then add the BEST part, the part that makes the Buddha Bowl MOST Delicious! – The DRESSING! 

Now, there are a variety of dressing I use, based on what is in my bowl that day. However, there is one that is my GO-TO and I find can pair with almost anything that I have in my bowl! – This dressing is SUPER easy to make & DELICIOUS!

The Dressing;

  • 2 Tbsp Tahini
  • 1-2 Tsp Pure Maple Syrup (depending on your sweet tooth level – I like 2 but try 1 first)
  • 2 Tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp Miso Paste (you can add sea salt in place of miso, however the health benefits of miso is far superior than salt, AND FUN FACT – the SODIUM in Miso Paste – DO NOT affect blood pressure like SALT!)
  • Any spices you like – I usually just add 1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder & 1/4 Tsp Onion Powder!
  • 4 Tbsp Water (More or Less) – this part will depend on how runny or thick you want your dressing! – I like to have it a little more runny, because it feels like I have more! lol
  • Whisk all together!

LASTLY, but not least – This part is optional – BUT, I add a dollop of hummus OR Salsa to the middle of my bowl for that Extra Kick! 😉

There are so many favours you can add to your bowl! You can have one everyday and STILL feel like you’re eating a different meal each time. It is all about being creative and adding the things you’re feeling that day!

This is TRULY a POWER BOWL, there are SO MANY Nutrients in here it is INCREDIBLE! Just one bowl a day will give you more FIBRE and NUTRIENTS than 99.9% of the North American population today! LOL

It will benefit every aspect of you! From your gut health, digestion, satiation, and even helping with your weight!

Fuel your body right with the nutrients that it loves and deserves! YOU DESERVE IT <3

Now that you know how to make a buddha bowl, get out there and start making!

With Love,

Your Healthy Mentor Coach, Lana🌱