Delicious and Nutritious Buddha Bowl

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Buddha bowls are the BEST!  A perfect mix of roasted veggies and fresh raw greens along with some quinoa and a delicious dressing makes for an amazingly filling and nutritious meal!  There are TONS of variations out there on the buddha bowl.  The following pin inspired this particular combination, though I made some changes to it to make it my own.

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You can easily make some changes to my recipe to make it unique to your taste.  That’s the great thing about a buddha bowl – it’s up to you how you want to define it really.  Basically, the idea is that you want to have a healthy grain (brown rice, quinoa, etc) topped with chopped vegetables – it is even up to you if you want the veggie to be cooked, raw, or a bit of both.  You can also top it with different things as well (seeds, nuts, chickpeas, different dressings, etc.)  It’s completely up to you.  Here is the recipe I made!  It is DELICIOUS!!!

BUDDHA BOWL

Ingredients: the amounts of each ingredient is completely up to you for the actual bowl ingredients

  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Kale, chopped
  • Broccoli, chopped into florets
  • Carrots, peeled and sliced
  • Brussels Sprouts, chopped
  • avocado, pitted and chopped
  • olive oil
  • dried oregano
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  • lemon juice

Dressing: makes 2-3 servings

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini
  • 2-3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Prepare your broccoli, carrots and brussels sprouts then put them in a bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic powder, dried oregano, and sea salt.  Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes.

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2.) While the vegetables are baking, prepare your dressing.  Add the cashews and water to a blender, and blend till smooth.  Pour the cashew mixture into a bowl, then add the rest of the dressing ingredients.  Whisk till well combined.

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3.) Once your veggies are done cooking, you can now assemble your buddha bowl.  In a bowl, layer your ingredients in the following order: quinoa, kale, baked veggies, avocado, dressing.

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4.) Lastly, eat up!  It’s up to you how you want to go about eating this.  You can go layer by layer, or if you’re like me, mix it all together for an amazing flavorful meal!

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Enjoy! 🙂

 

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