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30 High Protein Vegan Power Bowls That Taste Amazing

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Call them whatever you like. Buddha bowls, power bowls, grain bowls, macro bowls etc.

They basically refer to the same thing. An (often vegetarian), nutritious bowl, filled with grains, veggies, and legumes, and drizzled with a nice dressing of choice.

Buddha/power bowls have grown a lot in popularity, and for really good reason. Apart from being super easy to prepare, they also pack a nice nutritional punch, not to mention they come out really delicious once you make them right.

Even though a large number of Buddha or power bowls tend to be vegetarian, it’s also possible, and super-duper easy too, to make them vegan-friendly as well.

Even with eggs, cheese and other animal-based options out of the equation, you can still get a decent amount of plant-based protein from your Buddha bowls, without stress.

Here, you’ll discover how to make a Buddha bowl, as well as 30 delicious vegan Buddha bowl recipes that are high in protein, and taste really, really good.

If you’re not in love with them already, you’re about to be.

How To Build A Vegan Power Bowl

One good thing about Buddha bowls, is that there’s hardly any ‘wrong’ way to make them.

Sure, a certain chosen combination of ingredients may not come out as good as you might have expected, which honestly, I don’t think happens very often. And even if it does, it could be due to a lot of factors.

But overall, Buddha bowls are super easy to make and quite versatile. So now let’s get to the basics.

What ingredients go into your vegan power bowl? Well, overall, it goes a bit like this.

  • Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Legumes
  • Dressing
  • Le final toppings

Grains

It’s literally in the name (grain bowls). Grains are pretty much the first things to consider when building your vegan power bowls. And luckily, there are lots to choose from.

The most popular ones you’ll find are rice (brown and white), quinoa, barley etc. In terms of nutrients, brown rice surpasses white rice, although it tends to be a bit higher in calories as well.

Quinoa is also super nutritious, and higher in protein as well, which helps if you’re trying to give your vegan Buddha bowl a protein boost. Wild rice contains less calories, and more protein than brown or white rice.

Other yummy grains include; freekeh, farro, sorghum, buckwheat and millet.

Your choice of grains is really up to you. Feel free to experiment with any one or a combination of them.  

Vegetables

Of course after your grains, next thing to think about is your veggies. As you know, they’re a good source of nutrients, super filling and yadi yadi yada. You know how it goes.  

From leafy greens like kale, spinach and arugula, to juicy rainbow veggies like zucchini, carrots, butternut squash, cucumber, bell peppers, etc. and even others like steamed broccoli, beets and mushrooms.

You essentially have a really long list to choose from, which is good. Feel free to experiment here as well. Your only limit here is your imagination (insert awkward wink).

Legumes

This is where the bulk of your protein will probably come from. Legumes are a good source of plant-based proteins, as well as fiber, and other essential nutrients.

Popular legumes you’ll find in Buddha bowls are lentils, beans (white, black, pinto, kidney, etc.), chickpeas, soybeans and so on. Processed soy products like tofu and tempeh are also very popular, are rich in protein as well.

Mixing up the legumes contributes to a yummier and a more protein-rich vegan power bowl.

Dressing

This is where you get to add your favorite flavors to the bowl.

You can choose from really simple dressings, like a drizzle of olive oil or lemon juice, to more complex (and tastier) ones like tahini sauce, garlic lemon dressings or even creamy avocado dressings.

It’s really up to you. As always, feel free to experiment here.

Final Toppings

Any other thing you’d like to add to your vegan Buddha bowl goes here. And you still have a lot of options to choose from.

You could throw in some nuts and/or seeds, avocado slices, a few chopped veggies, or even a sprinkle of some vegan cheese.

Nuts and seeds not only add a bit more crunchiness to your bowl, they’re also a good source of healthy fats, and a bit of protein, which will help keep you satisfied. Avocado are creamy, delicious and a good source of healthy fats too.

Some people also like to throw in some fruits, like lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, tomatoes (yes, I like to call them ‘fruits’) and even mangoes.

Feel free to let your inner chef run wild.

30 High Protein Vegan Power Bowls

Like I said earlier, power bowls are pretty versatile. And when it comes to your choice of combinations, there’s only so much to try out.

Here are 30 super delicious high protein vegan power bowls you are definitely going to love.

1) Vegan Power Bowl

Vegan Power Bowl
Via: Real And Vibrant

Get the recipe at – Real And Vibrant

2) Thai Tempeh Buddha Bowl

Thai Tempeh Buddha Bowl
Via: Fit Mitten Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Fit Mitten Kitchen

3) High-Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl

High-Protein Vegan Burrito Bowl
Via: Trifecta Nutrition

Get the recipe at – Trifecta Nutrition

4) Veggie Power Bowl

Veggie Power Bowl
Via: Eat The Gains

Get the recipe at – Eat The Gains

5) Vegan Protein Salad

Vegan Protein Salad
Via: Running On Real Food

Get the recipe at – Running On Real Food

Also See: 22 Vegan Meal Prep Recipes That Are High In Protein

6) High-Protein Vegan Fiesta Salad

High-Protein Vegan Fiesta Salad
Via: Carrots And Flowers

Get the recipe at – Carrots And Flowers

7) High Protein Vegan Sushi Bowl with Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce

High Protein Vegan Sushi Bowl with Sweet Soy Ginger Sauce
Via: Lettuce Veg Out

Get the recipe at – Lettuce Veg Out

8) Protein Power Noodle Bowls

Protein Power Noodle Bowls
Via: Up Beet Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Up Beet Kitchen

9) Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Via: Minimalist Baker

Get the recipe at – Minimalist Baker

10) Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Hummus

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Hummus
Via: Simply Quinoa

Get the recipe at – Simply Quinoa

Also See: 20 Vegan Dinner Recipes That’ll Leave You Drooling

11) Tofu Edamame Buddha Bowl

Tofu Edamame Buddha Bowl
Via: Running On Real Food

Get the recipe at – Running On Real Food

12) Vegan Grain Bowl with Pesto

Vegan Grain Bowl with Pesto
Via: Kelly Jones Nutrition

Get the recipe at – Kelly Jones Nutrition

13) Vegan Rice Bowl with Smoky Tempeh

Vegan Rice Bowl with Smoky Tempeh
Via: Happy Kitchen

Get the recipe at – Happy Kitchen

14) Vegan Poke Bowl

Vegan Poke Bowl
Via: Gastroplant

Get the recipe at – Gastroplant

15) Fall Farro Protein Bowl

Fall Farro Protein Bowl
Via: Vegan Yack Attack

Get the recipe at – Vegan Yack Attack

Also See: 15 High Protein Vegan Breakfasts To Kick-Start Your Day

16) Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl
Via: The Kitchen Girl

Get the recipe at – The Kitchen Girl

17) Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl

Roasted Veggie Winter Bliss Bowl
Via: The View From Great Island

Get the recipe at – The View From Great Island

18) Fall Nourish Bowls

Fall Nourish Bowls
Via: Damn Delicious

Get the recipe at – Damn Delicious

19) Chickpea Taco Buddha Bowl

Chickpea Taco Buddha Bowl
Via: Dairy Of An Ex Sloth

Get the recipe – Dairy Of An Ex Sloth

20) The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl
Via: Minimalist Baker

Get the recipe at – Minimalist Baker

Also See: 20 Delicious Vegan Dessert Recipes You Really Need To Try

21) Chipotle Inspired Vegan Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Inspired Vegan Burrito Bowl
Via: Kara Lydon

Get the recipe at – Kara Lydon

22) Asian Portobello Mushroom Bowl

Asian Portobello Mushroom Bowl
Via: Meals With Maggie

Get the recipe at – Meals With Maggie

23) Bali Bowls With Peanut Tofu

Bali Bowls With Peanut Tofu
Via: Feasting At Home

Get the recipe at – Feasting At Home

24) Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu

Enchilada Power Bowls with Spicy Tofu
Via: Full Of Plants

Get the recipe at – Full Of Plants

25) Easy Lemon Pepper Tempeh & Vegetable Pasta Bowls

Easy Lemon Pepper Tempeh & Vegetable Pasta Bowls
Via: The Full Helping

Get the recipe at – The Full Helping

Also See: 40 Amazing Vegan Keto Recipes That’ll Help You Burn Fat

26) Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce

Thai Buddha Bowl with Peanut Red Curry Sauce
Via: The Stingy Vegan

Get the recipe at – The Stingy Vegan

27) Zen Noodle Bowl

Zen Noodle Bowl
Via: Feasting At Home

Get the recipe at – Feasting At Home

28) Sesame Balsamic Tofu Bowls With Chile Mango + Sunflower-Cilantro Pesto

Sesame Balsamic Tofu Bowls With Chile Mango + Sunflower-Cilantro Pesto
Via: The Pig And Quill

Get the recipe at – The Pig And Quill

29) Quick & Easy Red Curry Rice Noodle Bowls

Quick & Easy Red Curry Rice Noodle Bowls
Via: The Full Helping

Get the recipe at – The Full Helping

30) Cauliflower Buddha Bowl Recipe with Peanut Butter Coconut Dressing

Cauliflower Buddha Bowl Recipe with Peanut Butter Coconut Dressing
Via: The Forked Spoon

Get the recipe at – The Forked Spoon


These amazing high protein vegan Buddha bowls will keep you satisfied, and keep your cravings at bay for sure.


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