Buddha bowls, nourish bowls, rainbow bowls, hippie bows, macro bowls, yoga bowls, call them what you will, but they all point to the same idea, an entirely vegetarian medley served, in yes, bowls.
Each hearty bowl comes generously packed with a variety of plant-based foods, cooked or raw, boasting desirable nutritional credentials and countless photo opportunities, making them instantly Instagram-licious.
According to The Guardian, we can take solace that this is more than a superficial food fad, and one rooted in "authenticity," – "these bowls are loosely based on the practice of ōryōki – meditative eating – and the bowls are modelled on Buddha’s head."
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6 Buddha Bowl Recipes
Here are some of our favourite recipes below to start you on your path to buddha bowl enlightenment. Whether you're going for colour, crunch or simply a change from your normal lunchtime sandwich.
1. Superfood Buddha Bowl with Mint Pesto
This colourful bowl is chocka with feel good foods including: quinoa, broad beans radishes, avocado, cucumber, spring onion. Perfect for a new year boost.
Brown rice mixed in with green lentils alongside a generous dose of broccoli, sweet potato and red cabbage juice with a garlic, ginger and pumpkin seed dressing makes this a simple hearty bowl with the feel good factor.