What if I told you that what you start your day with will impact the rest of your day?  Putting together a healthy, nourishing breakfast does not need to be difficult or time consuming and a Buddha bowl such as the one I created will keep your energy levels up for the whole morning and prevent unwanted cravings that can lead to unhealthy snacking.  It is also a creative way to finish all your left-over veggies from previous meals.


A Buddha bowl usually consists of a grain, fresh or roasted veggies and good quality protein and a healthy fat.  I put this bowl together in less than fifteen minutes as I cooked the red and white quinoa in my pressure cooker in ten minutes, while simultaneously boiling the egg in an egg boiler device.  (Yes, I am a bit of a kitchen gadget junkie).  The rest is just left-overs from meals over the weekend like the corn  that I cut from half a cobb and the roasted artichokes and sweet peppers that I used on our home-made pizza on Friday.  Furthermore  I just added a bit of  everyday fresh ingredients fom my refrigerator. I really love the idea that you can add all of your favorite things to your bowl, the key is just to have some balance, a good quality grain, good protein, healthy fats and your favorite veggies.  Why not swop out some of your veggies for some of your favorite fruits if you feel like it?


Serves 1.   Easy.   Takes less than 15 minutes.

How to make this Budha Bowl:

You wil need:

  • 1/4 cup prepared quinoa
  • 1/2 cob of corn cut off
  • 1/2 cup chopped red and yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 bottled roasted artichoke hearts chopped
  • 1 medium boiled egg
  • 2 teaspoons  virgin olive oil
  • micro herbs to garnish
  • Salt and pepper to season

How to assemble:

  1. Neatly place all of the above ingredients in a medium bowl of your choice.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over all the ingredients
  3. Season with salt and pepper

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