CBD Buddha Bowl


January 5, 2021

Traditionally a little bit of this and that, and depending on who you talk to, the name “Buddha Bowl” is either a reference to Buddha receiving small donations of food in his bowl from people along his journey, or as a result of typically being served in a large, round dish resembling Buddha’s belly.

Either way, this colorful and vibrant mishmash is full of vegetables, grains, healthy greens and protein, plus serves as an adaptable meal idea that can make the most of whatever you’ve got on hand. Featuring Care By Design’s 40:1 Full Spectrum CBD drops for easy dosage control and quick-acting, balanced effect, this basic bowl recipe sets you up to be fueled and ready for all your journeys.

You’ll Need:

  • Frying pan or Wok (to pan-fry the tofu and/or Brussels Sprouts and other vegetables)
  • Spatula
  • Large serving bowls
  • Large pot (for making the quinoa and steaming kale)
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife (a mandolin is really useful here if you happen to have one)
  • Large mixing Bowl (for dressing or mixing ingredients)

Suggested Ingredients:

  • Crispy Tofu
  • Quinoa
  • Tahini Sauce or Peanut Sauce
  • Beets (thinly sliced)
  • Fresh parsley
  • Almonds
  • Charred Brussels sprouts
  • Steamed Kale
  • Shaved Carrots
  • Crispy Chickpeas
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • One dropper full/1 mL of Care By Design 40:1 Full Spectrum CBD drops per bowl

Dosage: One dropper full/1 mL of Care By Design 40:1 Full Spectrum CBD drops per bowl,
containing 32.00mg of CBD, 8.00mg of CBDA, 0.80mg of THC, and 0.20mg of THCA per serving.


The basic Buddha bowl starts with a cooked grain base, such as quinoa, rice, millet, fresh, buckwheat, couscous, or barley (stuffing could be AMAZING), about a cup’s worth.

Then add some greens- sautéed spinach, steamed kale, chopped parsley or cilantro, splashed with oil or lemon juice, aiming for about two cups of greens after being cooked/prepared (you really can’t add too many greens here, in my opinion, go nuts!). Then add at least one cup (or more!) of vegetables, like roasted cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, asparagus, or whatever is most in season. Add to that two-thirds of a cup of a protein, like crispy tofu, tempeh, black beans, edamame, or pan-roasted chickpeas. Add texture with a handful of shredded carrots, thinly sliced beets, micro greens, cucumber, almonds, bean sprouts, peanuts or roasted sunflower seeds- anything that adds crunch and texture. Top with a sauce like spicy peanut sauce or tahini sauce, and one dropper full of Care By Design 40:1 Full Spectrum CBD drops.

You can get really creative in adding notes of sweetness or spice, like sprinkling dried cranberries or fresh pineapple or garlic-chili oil as a finishing touch. Can be enjoyed immediately, or prepared ahead and refrigerated for 3-5 days (depending on exact ingredients used).


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