This green power bowl oozes nutritious deliciousness! Filled with a grain, a green and a bean this plant based vegan bowl is perfect for lunch or a light dinner.
Delicious anytime of the year but especially in the spring this green power bowl is a favorite! Filled with roasted asparagus, broccoli and edamame then tossed with brown rice or quinoa, it’s perfect for lunch prep or dinner.
If you love classic buddha bowls, you will love this green bowl! This bowl contains a grain, a green and a bean! I truly love to eat this way. I heard this first on No Meat Athlete so no way can I claim this expression, but I have always loved it and try to adhere to it when planning my plant based meals!
Meals like are often my go-to because they are both easy and satisfying. You can make a well rounded dish with just about any grain, green, veggie and bean. They fill you up with all the good stuff plus are delicious, so it’s a huge win at dinner.
Ingredients in Green Power Bowl
I love this green salad bowl! It is full of good for your ingredients that are full of nutrients. It makes me happy to see so much green in one bowl especially when we are coming out of winter into spring. Green is vibrant and considered the color of growth. I can feel my health growing in both balance and harmony when I eat this bowl. It is so good.
This vegan power bowl is quite simple to put together! Here are the ingredients you will need:
- Red Onion
- Rice and Quinoa Mix
How to Make this Green Power Bowl
This green power bowl is vibrant. I love it! If you are looking to add some vegetables to your salad bowl – THIS IS IT. I love the combination of warm vegetables against fresh salad greens and in my opinion no dressing is even needed. I added just a squeeze of lemon to my salad bowl and that was good enough for me! The tartness of the lemon paired so well with the savory garlic herb vegetables.
- For this vegan power bowl, first you will need to chop your vegetables and mix them with the seasoning. Next, roast both you’re vegetables and edamame.
- While your vegetable and edamame roast, make your rice and quinoa mix.
- After everything is done, toss it in a bowl with fresh greens. Top with a squeeze of lemon and avocado slices.
How to Serve and Store This Salad Bowl
This nutritious buddha bowl is best served fresh! But you can store the cooked vegetables (separate from the fresh greens) and enjoy the bowl as a buddha bowl meal prep.
I would not recommend freezing the ingredients after you roast them.
Green Power Bowl FAQs
What grains can I use in this green power bowl?
This recipe uses a brown rice and quinoa mix. I like the mix from Minute Maid Rice because it is done fast and does not require me to soak the quinoa (which I do for my own digestion purposes). You can substitute quinoa or your favorite brown rice! I would shy away from any mixes that contain seasonings already mixed into them.
Can I add a dressing to this salad bowl?
Yes! I love to add a small spoonful of this oil free hummus or vegan avocado dill dressing. Any vinaigrette or green goddess dressing would also be delicious.
Are power bowls healthy?
This plant based power bowl focuses on fresh ingredients that are healthy for you and will fill you up with nutrient dense vegetables.
What is a green bowl?
According to Wikipedia a green bowl is actually some type of sport played in Japan similar to American football….BUT in my plant based world a green bowl is any bowl full of fresh greens, nutrient dense green vegetables such as broccoli and a healthy fat such as avocado.
A green bowl could also be some type of smoothie bowl made with avocado and fresh greens.
What makes this a buddha bowl?
This is considered a buddha bowl because it is meatless salad bowl full of nutrient dense ingredients such as fresh greens and plant based protein.
Can buddha bowls be eaten cold?
Yes and they also can be ate warm! This power bowl is best ate warm.
What is in a power bowl?
A power bowl is full of a combination of nutritious fats, protein and carbohydrates. This salad bowl satisfies all of those requirements!
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Green Power Bowl
Roasted Vegetables & Edamame
- 1 medium sized bunch asparagus , woody ends removed
- 1/2 red onion , sliced
- 1 small bunch broccoli , broken into florets
- 1 cup frozen peas , thawed
- 1 teaspoon garlic herb seasoning
- 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 12 once shelled edamame , thawed
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup brown rice , or quinoa or blend
- 1/4 teaspoon vegetable bullion
- Fresh salad greens
- Fresh lemon
- Avocado slices
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees, line with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
- Toss asparagus, onion and broccoli with garlic herb seasoning and drizzle with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil. Place on one of the prepared baking pans.
- Spread thawed, drained and patted dry edamame on the other lined baking pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt, drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive and toss lightly. Spread in a even layer.
- Roast vegetables on bottom rack of the oven and roast edamame on top rack of oven for 20 minutes. Rotate and roast 5-10 minutes more. Keep an eye on both pans! My oven is gas propane and may cook differently than yours.
- While the vegetables and edamame roast, make your rice according to package direction with the bullion.
- After combine ingredients in a large bowl with fresh salad greens, lemon slices and avocado slices.
- Optional dressings: Healthy oil free hummus or your favorite green goddess dressing.