The Perfect Buddha Bowl For Spring!

As the spring inspiration hits us, many of us start to take on more work, more hobbies and we start to explore new ideas and dreams for the year, this means we are burning more energy and so we need food that can keep up! That is exactly why we are in love with these Buddha bowl recipes, they are the perfect mid-day pick me up, packed full of goodies that will help you not only make it through the day but thrive, being your most glorious and healthy self! They definitely have the WEDOYOGA seal of approval!

Before we get started, it might be handy to know what exactly a Buddha Bowl is. Generally each bowl will include the following (allowing for some variation); a delicious sauce, cooked vegetables, raw vegetables, leafy greens, a legume, a grain and a pickled vegetable. 

We picked 2 of our favourite spring inspired Buddha Bowls to give you options, but feel free to unleash your creativity on them and make the bowl of your dreams! 

Here are some of the health benefits of a few of the ingredients listed (just in case you needed anymore persuading!)

Sweet Potatoes – high in vitamin C, which promotes a healthy, glowing complexion.

Broccoli – also boost your complexion and gives a beautiful natural glow, and is also high in vitamin C.

Purple Cabbage – rich in vitamins C and K and high in antioxidants. Also, great for your skin.

Lemons – a good source of calcium, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium, as well as minerals and antioxidants. All of which help to improve the appearance and condition of your hair, skin, and even your nails. 

Avocado – full of fatty acids and antioxidants. The fatty acids help to moisturize and soften skin cells, while avocado’s antioxidants (beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E) prevent wrinkles and slow down the visible signs of aging. 

Lentils – provide a high content of protein and fiber.

Quinoa - a superfood in the grain world. Packed with six grams of protein per cup and the only carb that contains all nine essential amino acids. Plus, this seed is a complete protein! On top of that, quinoa is really high in lysine, the amino acid that's responsible for healing sore muscles after an intense workout. 

Kale - one of the healthiest and most nutrient-dense foods in existence. Packed full of vitamin goodies including Vitamin A, K, C, B6, Manganese, Calcium and Potassium. Kale is very low in fat but the fat is does contain is an omega-3 fatty acid (essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease). Kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants and compounds that are believed to have protective effects against cancer and can lower cholesterol. 

Vibrant Spring Broccoli Buddha Bowl 

Buddha Bowl

By Half Baked Harvest

If you are in need of a boost, look no further than this delicous bowl packed with veggies, grains, proteins, and healthy fats that our bodies need to keep us going through busy days. Trust us, this bowl is a life saver.

Prep: 20 Minutes

Cook: 30 Minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Broccoli, cut into florets
  • Sweet potato, cut into wedges
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Raw sesame seeds
  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Lemon
  • Quinoa or brown rice
  • Green lentils
  • Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Caracara or blood orange
  • Sprouts and hemp seeds, for serving

Turmeric Ginger Vinaigrette

  • Roasted cashews
  • Garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Real maple syrup
  • Lemon
  • Ground turmeric
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • Cayenne pepper

For the full recipe click here

The Best Buddha Bowl

By Love and Lemons

The buddha bowl is the ultimate nutrient-packed bowl of goodness! Fresh veggies, beans, sauerkraut, and a vibrant turmeric tahini sauce means you can't go wrong!

Perfect to give you the boost you need to bound through spring time spreading your creative seeds for the year!

Prep: 15 Minutes

Cook: 20 Minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potato, cubed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Watermelon radish or red radishes
  • Carrots
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Lemon
  • Kale
  • Brown rice or quinoa
  • Chickpeas or lentils
  • Sauerkraut or other fermented veggie
  • Sesame seeds or hemp seeds
  • Turmeric Tahini Sauce
  • Microgreens, optional
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 For the full recipe click here

What ingredients would you add to your perfect Buddha Bowl? Let us know in the comments!

By: Katrina Scales


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