Power bowls can be made with all different kinds of ingredients—think berries, nuts, coconut, and maybe topped with a drizzle of agave, or maybe a different style bowl with cauliflower, asparagus, and tahini! Check out these 15 power bowl recipes that are healthy, and sure to keep you energized throughout the day!
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1. Superfood Berry Breakfast Bowl
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Do you like having something sweet and hydrating for breakfast during summertime too? Especially when it’s getting warmer, I love starting my day with a green smoothie, a creamy protein shake, or a delicious smoothie bowl like this Superfood Berry Breakfast Bowl by Julie Van den Kerchove. It lifts my spirit, increases my energy levels and it tastes like liquid ice cream in a bowl. I mean, what’s not to like?
2. Nourishing Power Bowl With Lemon Tahini Dressing
All salads are NOT created equal. This Nourishing Power Bowl With Lemon Tahini Dressing by Christine Bedetta can hardly be considered a salad––it’s more like a vegan power bowl. Loaded with a variety of energizing and delicious, pure foods, it basically defines nourishment. Not to mention how incredibly quick and easy it is to prepare! You have to try this vegan power bowl––it’s fantastic!
3. Yogurt Power Bowl
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4. Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl
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Everybody loves cauliflower ‘wings’ but this Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl by Liz Martone takes the concept to a whole new level of deliciousness. The hearty quinoa base is topped with fiery cauliflower, sautéd kale, and creamy avocado to make a meal that’s got all the flavors you crave and the nutrients you need.
5. Chickpea Quinoa Power Bowl With Coconut Barbecue Sauce
Power bowls are one of the quickest and easiest meals ever. This Chickpea Quinoa Power Bowl With Coconut Barbecue Sauce by Leah Moldowan has a bed of mixed greens topped with quinoa, broccoli, yellow pepper, and bok choy sauteed in liquid aminos, cumin chickpeas, tomato, and crunchy spiralized sweet potato. And, of course, it’s topped with a generous amount of coconut barbecue sauce! It’s creamy, a little coconut-y, smoky, sweet, and just glorious.
6. Grilled Avocado, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Power Bowl With Tahini Dressing
Power up with the wholesome, from-the-earth nutritious goodness found in this addictive Grilled Avocado, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Power Bowl With Tahini Dressing by Taylor Kiser. This power bowl makes for the perfect healthy, gluten-free, and vegan summer meal! Break out your vegetables and start grilling.
7. Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
It may seem weird to eat quinoa in the morning but it actually makes a great breakfast. This Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl by Jesse Lane Lee is a tasty vegan, gluten-free meal that will keep you feeling happy and full until lunchtime! The secret is making the quinoa in non-dairy milk with delicious spices. Then it’s topped with fruit and protein-packed seeds and nuts for extra power. This quinoa breakfast bowl is the perfect way to start your morning!
8. Blueberry Hempseed Protein Smoothie Bowl
Being vegan I do get questioned about protein from time to time. Vegan, plant-based sources of protein are just as easy to come by and assimilate though. Foods such as hemp seeds, chia seeds, and vegan protein powders are wonderful for a vegan diet and will indeed give you the protein to hit your body needs! Add a handful of activated nuts into the mix and you have yourself a real power bowl! This Blueberry Hempseed Protein Smoothie Bowl by Kelly Fielding is the perfect breakfast to get you through your day!
9. Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews
Zippy and fresh with a hint of crunch, this perfectly balanced Ginger-Citrus Tofu Powerbowl with Bok Choy and Cashews by Amy Height is packed with protein and fiber. You’ll love it!
10. Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl
This Super Greens, Brown Rice, and Tempeh Macro Bowl by Rachel Mansfield will give you the fuel you need to make it through your day. It has brown rice, chickpeas, and tempeh to give you lasting energy throughout the day, cucumbers for crunch, and wakame for a burst of unique flavor that you can get only from sea veggies. Power bowls make great meals because it’s so easy to get variety — if you’re not a fan of rice, you can easily swap it out for a different grain. You can prep these bowls the night before and then bring them along as lunch for work or school.
11. Veggie Quinoa Bowl
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This Veggie Quinoa Bowl by Jesse Lane Lee is so yummy and filling it will leave meat-lovers without room for seconds. It contains a mix of crunchy raw veggies, protein-packed nuts, seeds, tofu, and quinoa and is topped off with an addicting creamy vegan sauce. You can play around with the recipe by mixing up the veggies, grains, nuts, and seeds, with whatever you have on hand.
12. Tahini Kale Protein Bowl
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In need of a good summer meal recipe? Don’t worry – we’ve got it covered! If you are anything like us, you probably don’t want to be spending hours in the kitchen during these summer months. For this Tahini Kale Protein Bowl by Nikki and Zuzana, we’re using quinoa, kale, broccoli, crumbled tempeh, hemp seeds, and a tahini ginger sauce. All delicious things in one big protein-packed bowl ready to serve in 20 min!
13. Burmese Chickpea Bowl
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Who said that delicious food has to be complicated? While this Burmese Chickpea Bowl by Tina Dawson may not be something you can find in a Burmese restaurant, it is packed with Burmese condiments like fried red chili flakes, shallots, garlic, onions, and crushed peanuts. You can also make this with pre-cooked chickpeas, however, the joy of tasting a freshly boiled, hot, steamy, creamy chickpea is unparalleled!
14. Lemon Broccoli Rice Bowl
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This healthy Lemon Broccoli Rice Bowl by Michele Elizabeth is for those nights that you want something healthy, filling, and delicious, but don’t want to think about it too hard. The brown rice gives this bowl a nice, nutty flavor, the avocados add a bit of creaminess, and the broccoli topped with lemon juice gives this bowl a burst of fresh flavor. Try this bowl out when you’re feeling lazy and want to sneak some greens into your diet in a simple way.
15. Roasted Buddha Bowl
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I really love roasted vegetables so this Roasted Buddha Bowl by Julie West is perfect for me. You can keep your Buddha bowl simple or go all out adding all kinds of colorful ingredients. Chances are you’ve already had many Buddha bowls too!
15. Forbidden Black Rice and Tahini Buddha Bowl
This Forbidden Black Rice and Tahini Buddha Bowl by Shanna Laychuk is a great way to introduce more veggies into your diet. While there are many different components –artichokes, rice, broccoli, bok choy — they can all be cooked simultaneously, making this an excellent nutrient-dense choice for lunch that provides protein, healthy fats, and a hearty grain, without taking forever to cook. Drizzle these bowls with tahini to add a nutty flavor.
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