Buddha bowls are fast food for the conscious eater. Use any combo of slightly steamed, sautéed, or finely chopped raw veggies on top of a gluten-free grain (millet, quinoa, or brown rice). Add an avocado to up the yum factor.
1-2 cups of brown rice (you’ll have extra)
1/2 head broccoli
1 cup chickpeas
1/2 purple onion, diced
1 grated carrot
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup diced oil-cured olives
Sea salt or Bragg’s to taste (olives are salty so go easy)
1 tbsp olive oil or flax oil (optional)
Dash of cayenne
Step 1: Cook the brown rice first. Use a 2:1 ratio of water to rice in the cooking process.
Step 2: If you’re using raw veggies, finely chop them and toss them with the rice while it’s still hot. This cooks them a bit, but you don’t lose nutrients. Season and dress to taste.
Reprinted with permission from Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet (2011 Globe Pequot Press).