Have you ever heard of the food trend “buddha bowl”?
It is pretty easy and I can actually explain you how to make your own bowl. Basically it is just all the food that you are going to eat. Either for lunch or for dinner on one plate altogether.
Looking at a bowl from a nutritional kind of perspective it’s also pretty cool. You can see all the food that you are going to eat. Considering the fats, the greens, the protein and all the carbohydrates. I’m not saying that one or the other is bad for you but if you see it all together you’ll have a great overview.
Everything on one plate
Looking at my photo you can see that I have carbohydrates which is basmati rice. I have healthy fats which comes from the avocado, I have some greens below coming from the salad and a broccoli and bell pepper and of course I’m not forgetting about the protein: I have a lot of kidney beans in that bowl and there are also some cashew nuts hidden in the sauce. It’s the yellow sauce that you see right in the middle of the bowl, it is really popping and I actually love the color so much on this.
Like the title of this blog post is suggesting this is a super easy and quick lunch bowl that you can make in under 30 minutes. And I mean 30 minutes for a healthy meal that is good and totally nourishing for your body, is 30 minutes well spent.
And I’ll also tell you a little secret. If you have some leftover rice and you already made the sauce from a few days ago you can make this bowl within just 15 minutes. So there is no more saying “I don’t have time for this”. And if you’re short on time, I definitely highly recommend you trying a bowl. Plus, if you’re into quick and easy, healthy lunches. And if you have any questions I’m always super happy to answer them in the comment section below. Or simply hop over to Instagram write me a message over there. Either way I am super happy about your feedaback. ?
Enough said, I’d say here we go:
A Buddha Bowl is an easy way to get all the nourishing ellements of a meal on one plate. Simply try it for yourself.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cup rice
- 1 cup water - for the rice
- 1/2 cup of water - for the veggies
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
- 1 onion
- 1 cup cashews (preferably soaked over night)
- 1 lime
- black sesame - for decoration
- 3 tsp ground tumeric I for the sauce
- 1 cup oat milk I for the sauce
- olive oil for frying I for the sauce
- ground black pepper I for the sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt I for the sauce
- 3 tbsp nutritional yeast I for the sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice I for the sauce
- 2 big salad leaves
Note: Soak the cashews in a bowl with water the night before.
If you're short on time you can also cook them in some water and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. We want them to be soft to reach a cheese kind of texture and flavor for our tumeric sauce.
Start by cooking the rice as labeled on the package. I usualle take double the amout of water, than I use rice: half a cup of rice with 1 cup of water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to boil and let simmer for about 15 minutes.
Wash and cook bell pepper and broccoli. Chop and set aside.
Peel and dice the onion.
Heat up a pan to meadium heat with 1 tbsp of oilive oil. Fry onion until golden. Then add bell pepper and broccoli. Fry as well.
Deglaze with water and let cook for about 7 minutes.
In the meantime add all the ingredients for the sauce to your blender and blend until smooth.
Take your bowl, wash and cut salad and add.
Drain and wash kidney beans and add to the bowl as well as rice and fried veggies.
Peel and cut half an avocado and add on top.
Cut half a Lime and sqeeze the juice right over the whole bowl. Take more if you need or use for decoration.
Sprinkle your bowl with sesame seeds.
Add sauce right on top or fill into a small bowl like I did. The rest of that sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. Remember to shake well before your next use.
We're done! Enjoy ?
You've made this recipe? YAY ?
Don't forget to tag me @therawberry over on instagram if you remake this one. I'd love to see your recreations. ?
Easy as that
Easy as that you can make your own bowl. And once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy to duplicate. You can alter and change everything to your liking or even come up with your own idea completely.
Is it pasta, tofu, tempeh, rice noodles or something else? Mix and match as you like it. And pro tip: use left-overs from your fridge. These sometimes make the best bowl in my opinion!
Happy Bowlin’ ?,