But why are these very trendy, very delicious bowls called Buddha bowls?
Turns out, Buddha Bowls aren’t really about Buddha, but rather about round deep dishes filled abundantly with vibrant healthy foods. Also know as macro / power / hippie or nourish bowls, the name Buddha bowl came from the round shape of the bowl resembling Buddha’s belly.
It’s an easy meal to make at home, that can’t flop because pretty much anything goes!
What ingredients should you use for a tasty Buddha Bowl?
Bowls are made up from:
- Raw and/or cooked veggies
- Healthy fats
- A whole lot of greens
- And a delicious dressing.
The best way to ensure that your bowl is tasty and packs maximum health benefits is to use quality ingredients. Try to use seasonal organic produce and if you can, local is always lekker!
The Purple Power Bowl
We decided to create a purple ingredient inspired power bowl for Jack and Jill Food Co.
Purple foods are rich in anthocyanins, which help prevent heart disease. It is important for us to know that the food we serve you is not only tasty but also healthy and nourishing.
Our power bowl is made up of the following ingredients:
- Red & white quinoa
- Mixed lettuce leaves
- Raw spiralised beetroot
- Oven roasted sweet potato
- Purple cabbage
- Red kidney beans macerated in a balsamic vinaigrette
- Grilled chicken
- Topped off with roasted pumpkin, sesame & poppy seeds
And to complete our bowl we do a lip-smacking delicious dressing of:
- A creamy roasted garlic mayo and
Power ingredients, punchy flavours and purple goodness ready and waiting for you at Jack and Jill Food Co. from 1 December 2017.
Written by Jill Nowers of Jack and Jill Food co. • Our in-house Culinary Creative
- Photography: Eye Poetry Photography
- Food & styling: Jill Nowers for Hello Smart Blog
- Location: Jack and Jill Food co. | Loch Logan Waterfront | Bloemfontein
- POWER bowls by Kate Turner