This is my interpretation of a Breakfast Power Bowl. Meals in a bowl are still popular so restaurants keep improvising and creating to give people what they want. These bowls are called a Buddha Bowl, Glory Bowl, Hippie Bowl or Power Bowl. 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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Now surely a Power Bowl should include power foods; things 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. There are no rules for a modern interpretation of these bowls so I wanted to put some breakfast favourites and several healthy choices in my Power Bowl. During a quick search I found this list of the top 16 superfoods according to Healthline.com.
My interpretation of a Breakfast Power Bowl includes five of these superfoods plus quinoa and bacon. The quinoa is my pick because I’m sure it’s a power food. The bacon is my husbands’ pick because it’s a breakfast bowl. The hollandaise sauce is an optional garnish that interested my son since it was served on every order that came to our table at the recent breakfast we had together.
In this second photo I served almost the same ingredients on a plate. I switched the sweet potatoes for regular potato wedges but kept everything else the same.
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 is not a quick breakfast. And when I take the time to create a beautiful bowl (or plate) I want to leisurely enjoy it.
In your kitchen that’s all up to you. Create your own favourite Breakfast Power Bowl with or without hollandaise sauce. Let me know in the comments below what ingredient you think is mandatory for a breakfast bowl.
|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|
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