Breakfast Power Bowl filled with cooked quinoa, avocado, spinach, tomatoes and egg and topped with hollandaise sauce for a special treat.

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Breakfast Power Bowls can include almost anything you want. This one is a combination of healthy super foods with some bacon and hollandaise sauce for a little weekend indulgence.

Power bowls can also be called a Buddha Bowl, Glory Bowl or Hippie Bowl or and lend themselves to be improvised. The most recent one I had in a restaurant was served on a plate so even the use of a bowl is up for interpretation.

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Buddha Bowls and Power Food

Surely a Power Bowl should include power foods like healthy greens, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds and healthy grains? According to the author of Buddha’s Diet , the original Buddha Bowl likely has a literal origin. As the story goes early each morning Buddha would walk the roads and paths wherever he was. Locals placed any food they had to share in his bowl and at the end of the day this is what the Buddha ate.

Modern interpretations of these bowls have no rules so I included our breakfast favourites and five superfoods from this list according to Healthline.com. I also used cooked quinoa which is a super food on my list.

  1. Dark leafy greens
  2. Berries
  3. Green tea
  4. Eggs
  5. Legumes
  6. Nuts and seeds
  7. Kefir and yogurt
  8. Garlic
  9. Olive oil
  10. Ginger
  11. Turmeric
  12. Salmon
  13. Avocado
  14. Sweet potato
  15. Mushrooms
  16. Seaweed

Hollandaise sauce is an optional garnish that interested my son. He learned how easy it was to make and it seems like a good addition to a leisurely breakfast bowl.

For our photo I made a second version with almost the same ingredients switching the sweet potatoes for regular potato wedges and serving it on a plate.

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A Breakfast Power Bowl served in a bowl or on a plate, you decide.

Weekend Breakfast Power Bowls

Some sources refer to power bowls as quick and easy. I call a piece of fruit and yogurt quick and easy. Grabbing a jar of overnight oats is quick and easy. My Breakfast Power Bowl is more of a leisurely weekend meal. Roasting potatoes for twenty-five minutes while I drink coffee and taking time to create a beautiful bowl, now that’s my kind of breakfast.

In your kitchen you can make your Breakfast Power Bowls with your favourite ingredients. Let me know in the comments below how you made your breakfast.


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Breakfast Power Bowl

Breakfast Power Bowls can include almost anything you want. This one is a combination of healthy super foods with some bacon and hollandaise sauce for a little weekend indulgence.
Author: Cinde Little
Course: morning food
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: breakfast power bowl

Ingredients

COOK SWEET POTATOES

  • 2 cups cubed sweet potato
  • olive oil for roasting
  • salt and pepper

POWER BOWL

  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, diced
  • ½ bunch spinach (fresh, wilted or sautéed)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

BLENDER HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter, melted and warm

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss sweet potato cubes with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Cook quinoa according to package directions. Stir bacon into quinoa and set aside.
  • Add raw spinach or briefly cook it until just wilted (steamed in a pan with water or sautéed in some of the bacon grease). Set aside.

BLENDER HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

  • Combine yolks, lemon juice and salt in blender.
  • Slowly drizzle in melted butter with blender running. Together the blender and the hot butter cook the egg making a silky, smooth hollandaise sauce. Use as soon as possible.

ASSEMBLE POWER BOWLS

  • Arrange all ingredients any way you like in a bowl or on a plate.
  • Cook eggs to your liking and place in center of each bowl.
  • Drizzle with hollandaise, sprinkle with cilantro and serve. Makes 4 large bowls.

Notes

PRE-BREAKFAST PREP: Potatoes, quinoa and bacon can be cooked the night before.
Hollandaise can be kept for about an hour. Keep covered in a warm spot near the stove.
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