Healthy Detox Buddha Bowl

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Do you know the story of Buddha
carrying his food bowl to fill it with whatever bits of vegetarian food villagers would offer him? This Buddha bowl concept may originate from this story, as balance is key in buddhism and this vegetarian meal is all about it!

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This healthy detox buddha bowl is packed with healthy nutritions that are good for your body and soul and will keep you feeling energized and balanced. Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal served in a single bowl, which consists of small portions of healthy foods that balance each other. Buddha bowls are usually served cold, his version you can eat warm, perfect for cold winter days!

What is a buddha bowl?

The buddha bowl is a food trend you might have seen all over Instagram, Pinterest or in healthy hippie food places. The name and concept might originate from the story of Buddha carrying his food bowl to fill it with whatever bits of vegetarian food villagers would offer him. Its shape could refer to Buddha’s belly.

Buddha bowls consist of rice or whole grains, protein (lentils, tofu, beans or chickpeas, also sometimes meat or fish), roasted veggies, and a dressing. It follows the concept of ‘clean eating’ by the principles of Chinese and Japanese medicine. Buddha bowls are popular among vegans and have the potential for lowering the risk of chronic diseases.

Health Benefits

You will feel it right away, after eating this buddha bowl, your body is happy and that will affect your soul and benefit your total health. Eating food that takes care of your body is the best you can do to take care of yourself. In this buddha bowl we used our homemade beetroot hummus, but you can add any kind you like. Here are the health benefits of the ingredients in this detox buddha bowl:

Kale
-Kale is rich in antioxidants your body needs daily to fight all the free radicals from our environment entering our bodies that can cause cellular damage.
-The glucocinolates in kale can help remove toxins from the body. This is what makes this recipe perfect for detoxing.
– Kale is loaded with anti-inflammatory that help our body for chronic inflammatory markers.

Sweet potato
The fibers and antioxidants in sweet potato promote the growth of good gut bacteria and contribute to a healthy gut.

Avocado
Avocado (if don’t eat too much) are healthy fats and filling which is why it quickly makes you feel satisfied. It helps you to prevent snack cravings between meals. Avocado are rich in fibers which provide a smooth digestion.

Bimi
The vitamins A and C in Bimi are super good for you skin. Potassium helps to maintain normal blood pressure, and folate (a B vitamin) to boost immunity.

Green lentils
Lentils are high in proteins which make them a protein superfood. It’s an important food for vegans because it contains high amounts of iron, which is essential to feel energized. Lentils are alkalizing foods which means that they are ‘clean’ and help to detox the body. It has to do with the pH level. For example pure water has a pH level of 7. Products with a pH level under 7 are called acidic and above alkaline. Eating alkaline foods, can help keep the Ph of your blood balanced.

Are you convinced about the buddha bowl concept? Be good to your body and soul, try it out and let me know how you felt after eating ♡

Healthy Detox Buddha Bowl

Servings 2 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup green lentils soaked
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ avocado
  • 300 grams bimi
  • ¼ kale
  • ¼ red onion
  • tahini
  • beetroot hummus or normal hummus
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200℃. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes evenly and add them to the baking sheet. Sprinkle it with olive oil, pepper and sea salt. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Add the soaked lentils and rice to a pan and add 2 cups of hot vegetable broth. Let it cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes until the water is completely evaporated.
  • Meanwhile cut ¼ of the kale into bite sized pieces and sprinkle with olive oil and lemon, season with pepper and salt. Do the same with the bimi. Add both vegetables to the baking tray in the oven for the last 8 minutes. If it doesn't fit all on one baking sheet, use two!
  • One everything is cooked and bakes assemble al the pieces into a bowl. Start with the lentil rice, add the vegetables. Cut 2 quarters of an avocado and add it to the bowl. Add a tablespoon of beetroot hummus ( or hummus). Sprinkle with sesame seeds and tahini and serve with a lemon part.

Notes

  • You can really make all the variations you wish. Instead of bimi you could use broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach or any green vegetable you like.
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Vegan, vegetarian

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