Sweet Potato, Avocado & Quinoa Buddha Bowl

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It’s the weekend and that means it’s time to try another food trend! This time it’s: buddha bowls 🙂 There are endless possibilities when it comes to a buddha bowl. Typically, a buddha bowl will include a grain such as rice, quinoa or farro, some kind of protein, usually an animal protein or type of bean, and then a combination of vegetables.

Buddha bowls have been popular lately because of the incredible amount of nutrients they pack into one bowl. Buddha bowls usually include various superfoods that contain many of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need. I love to make buddha bowls because they are easy to put together and I always feel like I’m fueling my body with the best ingredients. Buddha bowls can be made in a variety of ways, there are buddha bowls for every type of cuisine- Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern- you name it!

I like to make buddha bowls because it gives me an excuse to eat all my favorite foods at once. The bowl I made for today’s post includes sweet potatoes, hummus and avocados- three foods that I absolutely cannot live without.

I hope this post inspires you to make your own buddha bowl with your own special twist!

Timing: 

  • Preparation: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: (for the quinoa) 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: Makes one serving

  • 1/4 Cup Quinoa, cooked
  • 1/3 of an Avocado, cut into pieces
  • 1/3-1/2 of a Sweet Potato, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 Cup Chickpeas
  • 1 Tablespoon Hummus

Directions: 

Prepare the quinoa as instructed. Cook the sweet potato by poking holes in it and microwaving it for 5-8 minutes (much faster than baking in the oven for 45 minutes). Cut up the avocado pieces and sweet potato pieces.

Add all ingredients to the bowl. Eat and enjoy!

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