Buddha Breakfast Bowls in Portugal (Super-Easy Recipes)

Buddha bowls are basically fruit bowls filled with all sorts of fresh fruits (and sometimes veggies), dried nuts and fruit, seeds and whatever else is colorful and delicious. Their name originates in the notion of healthy, whole and vegan living of some Buddhist practices where not harming other creatures and promoting goodness in the world are at the center of daily practice.

The trendy Buddha Bowls have been popping up everywhere, in restaurants and Instagram accounts, and anywhere else I look. To me they seemed a but out of reach even though I practice Buddhism and wholeheartedly believe in what this ‘gourmet’ food was proposing. I fell into the trap that this wasn’t for me because it takes time to prepare such beautiful food with the freshest ingredients. But boy was I wrong. And what better way to prove myself wrong and make beautiful breakfasts than in sunny sunny Portugal?

So basically, all of these recipes are themed and require simple and always fresh and raw ingredients. To make these bowls, all you have to do is chop the food and delicately place in the bowl. It’s really simple!

Tropical Paradise

  • 1 mango
  • A handful of raw (and unsalted) cashews
  • A couple of dates
  • 3 mimosa flowers (for spice)
  • 1 banana
  • Juice from 1/4 of a lemon

Chocolate Fiend

  • A handful of diced dates
  • 2 bananas
  • A handful of chocolate nibs
  • A dash of cacao
  • 1 tbsp of natural nut butter
  • 1 orange
pictured on the right

Protein Boost

  • A handful of walnuts and cashews
  • Coconut shreds
  • 1 banana
  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • sliced dried apples coated in cinnamon
  • A dash of chia seeds


Florida Sunshine

  • 6 freshly-picked oranges (picking them in the grocery store counts too!)
  • Coconut shreds
  • 1 banana
  • A dash of cacao
  • White (edible) flowers for decoration and flavor kick


Now get to cooking colorful food and feeling great!

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