Build up your power menu with this Buddha bowl -- a nutritious meal filled with protein from fava beans, Swiss cheese, egg, peas, and yogurt, plus tons of extras including cinnamon energy bites served with a blueberry drink.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
9 hrs
9 hrs 50 mins
1 bowl


Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cinnamon Energy Bites:
Buddha Bowl:
Blueberry Drink:


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cashews, dates, flaxseed meal, cinnamon, and 1 pinch salt in a food processor and blend until very well mixed. Add coconut oil and continue to blend until mixture sticks together. Roll into 20 gumball-sized bites and place on a baking tray. Freeze at least 30 minutes. Store cinnamon energy bites in freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve.

  • Bring water, brown rice, and 1 pinch salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 8 minutes. Add fava beans, red bell pepper, and peas. Cook until rice is tender, about 6 minutes more. Drain if necessary, but do not rinse. Allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Combine cooled cooked rice, Swiss cheese, and artichoke hearts in a bowl. Mix olive oil, mustard, and white wine vinegar together in a small bowl; pour dressing over rice mixture and toss. Transfer to a bento box with the hard-boiled egg.

  • Place yogurt in a separate compartment of the bento box and top with avocado, 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, and chia seeds. Add energy bites to another compartment of the bento box. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Combine blueberries, 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, and jasmine buds in a portable drink container. Add water. Refrigerate 8 hours to overnight. Serve with the bento box.

Cook's Note:

You will not use all the energy bits in the recipe, so the nutrition is off.

Nutrition Facts

2411 calories; protein 77.4g; carbohydrates 242.3g; fat 136g; cholesterol 249.7mg; sodium 1910.8mg. Full Nutrition