NOURISHING BUDDHA BOWL by CERES ORGANICS
READY IN 1 HOUR | SERVES 2
Why Buddha bowl? Well according to the Urban Dictionary, a “Buddha bowl” is officially defined as “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded ‘belly’ appearance on the top, much like the belly of a Buddha.” You’re about to get a serious amount of nutrition right here.
This recipe is going to make enough to either nourish 2 people, or enough for 2 lunches. You don’t need to stick to this recipe either. Switch out the quinoa for millet, or the chickpeas for black beans.
But first, protein and why we’re using the super pseudo grain – quinoa! A cup of quinoa has about 8 grams of protein, and that’s complete protein, with all the essential amino acids you body needs to do it’s thing. Brown or black rice are good options too, they’re also economical ones!
Other ways to increase the protein and awesomeness of your Buddha bowl – throw some nuts and seeds in there for added protein and minerals. We’ve used our Savoury Paleo Mix, a combo of nuts, seeds and spices which really brings the flavour.
Bring balance to your bowl by ensuring you’ve got plenty of greens – they’re loaded with folate, carotenoids, vitamins C and K, and minerals like iron and calcium. Other nutrient dense foods we’ve included here are chickpeas, falafel, tomatoes, olives and avocado – don’t forget your healthy fats too!
Now, the dressing. You can’t go wrong with a basic tahini, lemon and olive oil combo. But if you’re wanting to throw this together a little quicker, a splash of olive oil, tamari or even just a squeeze of lemon juice would do it.
Go check out your pantry situation and plan your Buddha bowl. It’s about nourishing your body!