Coconut Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting.
Your Thursday needs this Vibrant Spring Broccoli Buddha Bowl.
Why you ask? Well, because we still have at least one full day of work until the weekend officially begins and I personally need all the energy I can get to power through to the weekend. This bowl is going to help.
This week has flown by, from a six plus hours studio barn meeting with our Park and Oak design team on Tuesday, to exciting meetings about upcoming projects, to baking up layer cakes (Happy Birthday Erin!), to chatting with my mom’s side of the family, who are all here visiting, to about a million and one other things. It’s safe to say it’s been a busy week.
All very good things.
So grateful, a little tired, but very happy.
Even though it’s been crazy town over here, I’m just trying to power through, still spend time with family, and get all necessary work done. It’s all about balance right?! Right. Right.
Anyway, I actually made this bowl a while back, but thought that today would be the perfect day to share it with you guys, since I feel as though a lot of you might be in the same boat as I am, and in need of a nutritious (and delicious) energy boost to get us through the work day.
This bowl is that boost. It’s full of all the good for us veggies, grains, proteins, and healthy fats that our bodies need to keep us going through busy days. Trust me, this bowl is a life saver, and it also happens to be SO DELISH…and pretty, which you guys know I love.
Let me break the bowl down for you ingredient by ingredient.
Sweet Potatoes – high in vitamin C, which promotes a healthy, glowing complexion.
Broccoli – also gives your complexion a beautiful natural glow, and is also high in vitamin C (it actually contains more than an orange!).
Purple Cabbage – rich in vitamins C and K and high in anti–oxidants. Again, 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 (they also help to flatten belly fat…great for those trying to prepare for swimsuit season).
Lentils – provide a high content of protein and fiber.
Combining all of these ingredients into one power bowl not only makes for a filling lunch or dinner but one that will leave you looking and feeling your best. To make things easier during the work week, I love preparing all the elements of the bowl on Sunday, and then keeping them stored in the fridge for easy lunches or dinners throughout the week. I simply roast up my veggies, cook my grains and lentils, and make my vinaigrette, then all I have to do is put everything together the day of. Great for desk lunches or nights when all you want to do is hit the couch after work.
While I’ve been making this buddha bowl sine January, I feel as though is screams spring with all of its vibrant colors, its mix of roasted and fresh veggies, and the citrus packed turmeric ginger vinaigrette. It’s a mix of cozy and fresh, hearty and light, and I love it.
Speaking of that vinaigrette, can I just say that it’s a new favorite of mine? It’s PACKED with flavor, and guaranteed to turn any boring veggie bowl or salad into something really delicious.
What’s great about bowl recipes like this Buddha bowl is that you can easily swap out the fruits and veggies for whatever you love or whatever is in season. Spring asparagus, carrots, and peas would all make great additions to this bowl, as would a pop of fresh red color from all the spring strawberries that are starting to show up at the store. Really, the options are endless, so have fun with this recipe and adapt it to use ingredients you love.
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The prettiest bowl of healthy yumminess.
This is so delicious, it’ll have to become another staple recipe for me! And you feel so great after eating it ?
Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xx
I noticed that too! We felt great as well. My daughter-in-law, who recently had a baby, said it is very satisfying and feels so healthy. Easy to change the protein out for variety.
This was delicious. I’ve made a lot of Buddha bowls in the past, but the vinaigrette that compliments this one , is definitely the winner. I added a piece of salmon on top with the elimination of lentils and enjoyed every. Single. Bite. Thank you
Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan
+10 stars! Made this some weeks ago and combination of ingredients is really nice. Everybody loved it. Thank you so much.
Definitely will buy some of your books.
Aw that is so great! I am really glad you enjoyed this one and I hope you love my books!! Thank you! xTieghan
This recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it this week. Could I use almonds instead of cashews? My daughter has a cashew nut allergy.Would it change the flavor too much?
Hi Lisa! Almonds will be great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan
That sauce is SO good. Thanks for this recipe!
Thank you so much Jennifer! xTieghan