If you were raised eating meat or seafood with every meal, you might look at a vegan dish and wonder “Where’s the protein”? And if on top of that, you’re training hard to get that dream body, you’re probably convinced that you need to eat tons of protein and even supplement with protein bars and shakes.
Yes, protein is crucial for weight loss, muscle maintenance, and growth, but the truth is that protein deficiency is very rare in developed countries. And if you eat meat or fish once a day and keep the remaining meals either vegan or vegetarian and well-balanced, you’re probably fine and have nothing to worry about.
This Protein-Packed Vegan Buddha Bowl is perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s hearty, flavorful, easily whipped up in under 30 minutes and also ideal for meal planning, which is a huge bonus.
Protein-Packed Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Serves: 2
+ 1/2 cup brown rice, rinsed
+ 1 tbsp tamari sauce
+ 1/4 cup hummus (DIY recipe here)
+ 2 cups spinach, sauteed (recipe here)
+ 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
+ 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
+ 1/2 red beet, peeled and grated
+ 1 tbsp olive oil
+ 1 tbsp lime juice
+ lime wedges
+ 1 tbsp sesame seeds
To cook the rice: Bring 1 cup of water to boil. Once the water is boiling, add the rice and continue boiling for about 25 minutes, until all the water has evaporated. Season with tamari sauce and stir well to combine.
Divide the ingredients equally between two serving bowls. Drizzle olive oil and lime juice on top, sprinkle with sesame seeds and place a lime wedge or 2 in each bowl. Serve and enjoy!
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