Buddha Bowl workout

Buddha Bowl workout

A homemade Buddha bowl perfect for your weight-gain goal!

  • 35 min
  • easy
  • Weight loss

It has become the real trend in recent years to place dishes in bowls. And you can find them in all variations and colours. The idea? To gather as many macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids) as possible in a well-balanced way and above all without complicating life. We’ve created this buddha bowl recipe for your bodybuilding goal: it contains both animal and vegetable proteins. Ideal for a successful muscle development.

Nutritional value: (per portion)


944 kcal


  • 92 g


  • 57 g


  • 33 g


1 person

One serving contains 944 kcal and 57 g of protein.

  • 150 g sweet potatoes
  • 100 g broccoli
  • 80 g chickpeas
  • 100 g chicken breast
  • 1 b.w.            Coconut oil
  • 50 g brown (or wild rice)
  • 2 c.o.s.           Peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • tbsp. water
  • 30 g spinach (about a handful)
  • 1 tbsp.           Protein flakes
  • salt, pepper, paprika, fresh chilli pepper as desired


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Slice the sweet potato into rounds and cut the broccoli.
  • Arrange the cut vegetables, chickpeas and chicken breast on a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Add a drizzle of melted coconut oil on top. Season well with salt, pepper and paprika and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cook the rice
  • For the sauce, mix together the peanut butter, honey, soy sauce and water to a creamy consistency.
  • Arrange spinach in a bowl and add remaining ingredients.
  • Add the sauce and the Protein Flakes. If desired, add a little chilli pepper.
  • Enjoy your meal!

Our tip

Ever heard of meal prep? It’s a trend that has spread a lot on the web lately. It involves preparing these lunch meals over several days. This way, you save time but also money, because you don’t have to eat out at lunchtime. To do this, multiply the doses of this recipe by 3 or 4 and keep each portion in an airtight box. This dish can stay fresh for a few days in the fridge. For your bodybuilding goals, the meal prep is essential!

For jogging

Here, it all depends on the purpose of your workout. If you are training for a marathon and want to improve your endurance, it can be interesting to run on an empty stomach. Why should I do that? Because during a marathon, your body may have to hold its own without carbohydrates. This is a good advantage if you are already familiar with this situation both mentally and physically. For competitions, it is best to plan ahead and always carry energy gel or an endurance drink with you.

Do you jog to lose weight or to improve your endurance next to your strength training? Then in that case, eat some carbohydrates and a little protein before the sport. And don’t forget BCAA’s to protect your muscles while jogging.

Our recipe tip for you: the Poke Bowl

Carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Our Poke Bowl is a real boost and provides you with the energy you need for a good endurance session. And don’t forget that you can double the portions to get organised over the next few days.