Christmas Buddha Bowl

So addicted to Buddha Bowls lately….that’s why I had to create a Christmas version of it! And honestly, if this is the kind of food I would have during the entire holiday season…I wouldn’t be worried about gaining weight at all! Unfortunately (or maybe fortunaltey) we will be spending Christmas in France with our relatives and it’s going to be a “feast race”. I guess I’ll keep healthy food for before and after the festivities….What about you lovely people, what’s your trick not to induldge too much during the holidays!? Do share in the comment section down below!

Back to the recipe: featuring green, white and red veggies + rice, this recipe is a pure winter delight. In the center sits the cream of the crop, a delicious homemade avocado pesto. Let’s make this beauty together!

Serving: 4 people

Timing: 30 minutes


Buddha Bowl with green, red and white veggies


Buddha Bowl with green, red and white veggies



– 200g enoki mushrooms

– 350g broccolini

– 4 bok choy

– 1 cup (185g)  basmati rice

– 200g snow peas

– 2 tomatoes

– 2 red bell peppers

– 400g baby spinach leaves

– 2 tbs canola oil


Avocado Pesto:

– 2 avocados

– 1 cup cashew nuts

– 2 cups fresh basil leaves

– the juice of half a lemon

– 3 cloves of garlic

– salt and pepper



Start by bringing water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add salt and cook the rice for 10 minutes (or follow packaging instructions).

Pour into your food processor all the ingredients for the avocado pesto. Mix until smooth but not too much if you want to keep the crunchiness of the cashew nuts. Set aside.

Wash the vegetables.

Remove the stems of the enoki mushrooms and snow peas.

Slice the tomatoes and dice the red peppers.

In a skillet heat 2 tbs canola oil and stir fry the enoki mushrooms, broccolini, snow peas and spinach for 2 to 4 minutes. I actually used 2 skillets to avoid mixing the veggies together but if you’re not into doing the washing up today, just stick to one skillet and you’ll be just fine.

Dispose the ingredients elegantly on 4 plates. And if you’re up for a little game, try to alternate the colours so as to never have 2 green, red or white veggies/or rice side by side.


Buddha Bowl with green, red and white veggies


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    1. Thank you Raff! Yes that’s true, they take a little bit of time to prepare 🙂 but the result is worth the effort 🙂 If you don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen, you can always reduce the number of ingredients (for this recipe you could leave out the tomatoes, bell peppers and spinach leaves for example).

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