I know Buddha Bowls have been a “thing” for quite some time now, but as always, I came late to the party.
To be honest, up until a few months ago, I didn’t even know what the hell a buddha bowl was. I mean…I obviously knew they were healthy, trendy, colorful, and beautiful to look at. Beyond that, I was clueless. I needed to know more, so I went to my handy-dandy, super reliable source (Google, duh) to find out.
According to Delish, “There are no strict guidelines when defining a Buddha Bowl—the proteins, vegetables, grains and dressing vary. In essence, it’s an overstuffed bowl resembling the belly of Buddha.”
My kinda bowl!!!
If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, then you probably already know that some of our favorite dinners consist of whatever the fuck we have in our fridge/pantry, thrown into a bowl, then topped with a quick sauce…usually tahini-based.
Buddha bowls are great hot or cold, and you can adjust them to your personal preferences! With summer in full effect here in California, we are taking advantage of all the fresh veggies!
This bowl is packed with protein (22 grams!!!), great nutrients, and there’s absolutely NO OIL ADDED!!! All of the flavor, with none of the bullshit.
We hope you guys love the recipe for our Asian Persuasion Buddha Bowls as much as we did! Til next time, guys! XOXO
- 1/4 cup Smooth peanut butter (all natural is best)
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1 TBS Tamari
- 1 TBS Chili-Garlic Sauce
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
- 2-3 garlic cloves
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup steamed broccoli
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots, raw
- 1/2 cup shredded bell pepper, raw
- 1/2 cup purple cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/4 block of tofu, drained and cut into half inch cubes
- 1 baby bok choy, grilled
- 1/4 avocado, thinly sliced
- 2 TBS green onion, minced
- 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, set aside
- In a non-stick pan on medium heat, cook tofu until brown and slightly crispy, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste, about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
- Assemble bowls first with rice, then veggies and tofu.
- Sprinkle avocado slices with sesame seeds and garnish with green onion.
- Drizzle with spicy peanut sauce.