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If you’re looking for a meal ready in 20 minutes that’s loaded with color and nutrients, this buddha bowl is where it’s at! You guys, I’ve been looking for figs for a couple months in my area… it’s insane how popular they are right now, and for very good reason! I literally got the last two containers of figs at my local Whole Foods, you should have seen how fast I snatched those babies up. AND surprisingly, I’ve never had the green kind, Sierra Figs. Raise your hand if you get excited to try new foods! I really really liked them! They are a bit milder in taste than the pretty pink ones (Mission Figs) but still have a hint of sweetness. Well anywho, not only did I have this great idea for a buddha bowl, but now I could add the figs to give these bowls a little sweetness and a lot of gorgeousness. Not only are they delicious and beautiful, but figs are:
The awesome thing about buddha bowls is that you can make them however you want. So when I had the epiphany to pair these lovely foods together, I wasn’t all that surprised at how delicious it was. I was, however, surprised at how delicious the sauce was though. I was a little hesitant about adding the basil in there, but it really jazzed it up and gave it a whole new flavor that paired wonderfully with this bowl. As a plant based foodie, sometimes I find it hard to get the required amount of protein, so for this reason, buddha bowls are in my top five favorite meals because they combine grains (rice) + greens (kale, basil, avocado) + beans (garbanzo beans) to ensure I get those complete proteins in my diet. Wait, plants have protein?! Woah. Not to mention they are easy peasy to make. Try your own variation of this bowl and pop a comment below, I’d love to hear what creations you come up with!
Nutritional information from https://draxe.com/figs-nutrition/