Have You heard of Buddha Bowls?
I am, by no means, making some kind of religious statement by calling this a “Buddha Bowl”. I simply enjoy ginormous bowls of food – good, hearty Vegan food! A “Buddha Bowl,” as defined by Urban Dictionary, is “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded ‘belly’ appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha”!
It’s usually made with simple, pure food and enjoyed with deep gratitude.
Now that’s what I’m talking about. That’s my kind of meal!
According to MindBodyGreen, this is how one goes about creating a Buddha Bowl:
Create YOUR own Buddha Bowl:
- Find a unique, large sized bowl which you can become accustomed to as a symbol of nourishment and gratitude, and perhaps a pair of chopsticks to complete the “mood.”
- First, use an abundance of raw organic greens to fill the majority of the bowl. My favorites are kale, arugula and watercress, which are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre.
- Next, add in as many raw or steamed veggies as you like or have available. Mixing textures and variations in taste can be an enjoyable and relaxing creative process: crunchy, sweet, bitter, juicy …
- Now it’s time for protein — I like to keep it light in the evening, so I add only 25% of a protein-grain combo, and usually choose beans like garbanzo, black or kidney, and grains such as quinoa or brown rice. Other delicious proteins could be walnuts, pumpkin seeds or ultra-nutritious chia seeds.
Dressing YOUR Buddha Bowl:
- This final touch is the best part and can be as varied as a flower arrangement. Drizzle your favorite olive oil and vinegar, or splash tamari or Braggs and lemon juice, add finely chop garlic, scallions, mild or hot peppers, sprinkle sea salt, nutritional yeast, or cayenne … discover what feels nourishing to your body, concentrate on tingling your taste buds! And of course, remember to enjoy with gratitude!
In contrast to my first Buddha Bowl-tastic moment during which I left the grains just as they were, I opted to transform the grains into patties this time round.
- Atop a bed of raw, crunchy Italian spinach sat a symphony of flavours in the form of rosemary-curry baked sweet potato cubes, chopped green zucchini, freshly sliced tomatoes, protein-/ iron-/ phosphorus-/ zinc-/ magnesium-/ copper-/ dietary fibre-rich roasted chickpeas (yes yes, they’re pretty well-off haha!) and baked spelt-buckwheat-wild rice-brussel sprouts patties, topped with a generous serving of additional curry powder, parsley and black pepper!
Have a go at Buddha Bowls! You might end up really really loving them – just like me!
Oh and while we’re on the topic of Buddha Bowls, why not do something Your body will thank You for by signing up for an online free Buddha Bowl Crash Course which will be taking place this weekend? You’ll be provided with free recipes and meal plans which are flavourful, balanced and super easy. Click *here* to find out more. Trust me, You’ll love this. 🙂