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Green Buddha Bowl // For a Healthy September!


Hello lovelies! So for a lot of people this month is the start of another year of school // work // college and kinda like New Years... it's a fresh start. I'm sure many of you have seen a 'Buddha Bowl' recipe or two appear across your Instagram or Pintrest Feeds in the past, but lately these little bowls have been my favourite thing (especially for kick-starting a healthy September.) A Buddha bowl is basically just the nickname given to these colourful meals, also called 'power bowls' because they're always loaded with little sections of healthy proteins, vegetables, nuts and grains that make up the vibrant bowl. Apparently the name "Buddha Bowl' comes from the over-stuffed bowl resembling the belly of a Buddha. Whatever you call them though, they're really easy to make, packed with nutrients and with all the different colours and flavours, they're both beautiful and delicious! Although there's no wrong way to make a Buddha bowl, in today's post I'm going to show you how I make my own 'green-themed' bowl that I cannot get enough of at the moment!



You Will Need:

  • 1 Cup of Brown Rice          
  • 1/2 Cup of Spinach  
  • 1/4 Cup of Red Lentils
  • 1/4 Cup of Garden Peas / Edamame Beans
  • 1/2 Lime (squeezed) plus extra slice to serve
  • Tbsp of Hummus
  •  Falafel Balls
  • 1 Tbsp of Chia seeds
  • Let’s Do this:

    Step one: Boil your rice, red lentils and peas in small pans until cooked then set aside.

    Step two: Blanch the spinach lightly in boiling water (it will shrink a lot but be much softer!) And then drizzle with lime juice.

    Step three: Put together the budha bowl by spooning the rice in, then adding the lentils, peas and spinach in balanced sections around it, and topping with two toasted falafel balls. Be as messy or as pretty as you like with it! 

    Step four: Squeeze the lime on top, with an extra slice to serve and then add a tbsp of fresh hummus. Sprinkle the chia seeds all over and you're done!





    QOTD: WHAT COLOUR BUDDHA BOWL WOULD YOU MAKE IF YOU COULD?

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    26 comments

    1. Oh my gosh morgs these pictures look amazing. Like seriously. I'm almost never interesting in the foods posts you do (not because they are not absolute amaingnes but because I'm just a horrible cook that could make not of it). But like this post was kind of aweosme. :)

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    2. This looks absolutely delicious! I've been wanting to make a buddha bowl but I just haven't had a chance to get around to it! I am definitely bookmarking this recipe! Yum!

      -GG
      www.girlingamba.com

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    3. That bowl looks so yummy! As green is my favourite colour, I would probably go the same way as you for the Buddha bowl. I've never heard of it before so I would love to give it a go :)

      Ali | Ali Caitrin

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    4. This looks delicious!! Defo going to save this and try it!

      Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    5. Hi, this looks delicious, I did not know how buddha balls got their name, fascinating. I shall save this post to try at a later date.

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      1. I know right?! Thank youuuu x

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    6. My mouth is watering right now, it looks so delicious! I took a screenshot because I will be trying this for sure! I also love that it's vegetarian friendly! Thanks for sharing!

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      1. Aweee thanks! Yep all good for vegans and vegetarians x

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    7. I am excited to make this! Looks so easy and healthy!

      StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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    8. Okay I actually haven't heard of these (don't know where I've been?!) but these look so good and I love the idea with the "belly of a Buddha" thing! That's super cute and these look really filling. I've tried to approach September as a bit of a "new year" this year too!

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      1. Yep super filling but healthy! Thanks Jenny <3

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    9. I love Buddha Bowls! Your one looks so delicious too. They really are the ultimate comfort food, because you feel healthy and filled up at the same time :)

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      1. I totally agree! That's such a perfect way to put it x

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    10. Falafel is my absolute favourite! Your pictures are gorgeous too! ��

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    11. I've never heard of a buddha bowl before but it looks so yummy! I've screenshotted this so i can make this for myself! xx

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    12. Ugh this looks absolutely unreal! I'm currently on a clean diet, and this looks like the perfect choice of dinner for me X -Chloe / simplykhloe.wordpress.com

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      1. Thank you! Yep Buddha bowls are perfect for diets too x

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    13. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing :-)

      https://barbiegirl06.wordpress.com/

      Also, I nominated you for the Mystery blogger award!

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      1. Thank you I will go check it out now! <3

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    Thank you, all your lovely comments make me smile!