This is my Breakfast Power Bowl. Call it what you want; Buddha Bowl, Glory Bowl, Hippie Bowl or Power Bowl and improvise to create your own. 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 so just have fun and enjoy!
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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.
- Dark leafy greens
- Green tea
- Nuts and seeds
- Kefir and yogurt
- Olive oil
- Sweet potato
Hollandaise sauce is an optional garnish that interested my son. He learned how easy it is 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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Quick and Easy 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 it’s all up to you. Create your own favourite Breakfast Power Bowl and let me know in the comments below what ingredients you consider mandatory.
More Recipes – Leisurely Breakfast
|2 cups cubed sweet potato|
|salt and pepper|
|½ cup quinoa, cooked|
|4 slices bacon, diced and cooked|
|½ bunch spinach (fresh or wilted)|
|1 avocado, sliced|
|1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved|
|¼ cup chopped cilantro|
|BLENDER HOLLANDAISE SAUCE|
|3 egg yolks|
|1 Tbsp lemon juice|
|pinch of salt|
|½ cup butter, melted and warm|
- PRE-BREAKFAST PREP -potatoes, quinoa and bacon can be done the night before.
- 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. Set aside.
- Fry bacon until crispy, drain on paper towel. Toss into quinoa.
- Add raw spinach or briefly cook it to wilt in the pan with bacon grease or the microwave with a bit of water. 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.
- The hollandaise can be kept for an hour. Keep covered in a warm spot near the stove.
- 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.