10 Sweet & Savory Protein Bowl Recipes Built to Satisfy
By: Amanda Suazo
For a fast and filling meal, look no further than protein bowls. These easy recipes pack your dish with satisfying veggies, fat, and high-quality protein for clean fuel that keeps you running for hours.
What’s the anatomy of a protein bowl recipe? You can customize your bowl to fit your taste, but stick to low-toxin, high-quality ingredients to get the most from your meal. Opt for pastured proteins like wild salmon, grass-fed beef, or eggs with runny yolks, then add filling veggies like zucchini, steamed spinach, or cauliflower rice. Top it off with fat from grass-fed butter or Brain Octane Oil, and your protein bowl delivers big satisfaction with minimal effort.
If you make protein bowl recipes, watch your protein intake. A diet too high in complete proteins is linked to aging and cancer risk — but balancing your protein intake with other sources like pastured collagen can keep those macros in check.
Whether you like your protein sweet or savory, these recipes will bowl you over:
Meaty protein bowl recipes
In just 20 minutes, you can whip up a protein bowl recipe that layers a spiced broccoli mash with wild-caught salmon, avocado slices, and fresh herbs (plus a generous drizzle of Brain Octane Oil). For an extra boost of clean starch, add rice seasoned with golden turmeric.
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Get all the flavor of your favorite breakfast burrito, without the carbs. This protein bowl recipe uses simple ingredients like ground beef, cauliflower rice, and eggs — cook them all in one pan, season with zesty spices, and breakfast (or dinner?) is served. Stay Bulletproof and use pastured beef and grass-fed ghee, lightly steam cauliflower instead of pan frying, and use fresh, high-quality spices.
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This protein bowl recipe is easy to prep ahead of time and enjoy hot or cold. Top a creamy cauliflower mash with fresh greens and bacon for a simple dish you can enjoy any time of day. To keep it more Bulletproof, use pastured bacon and skip the mushrooms; plus, skip the nutritional yeast in the cauliflower mash recipe, and avoid fermented foods like coconut aminos if you’re sensitive to them.
Not a fan of cauliflower? This protein bowl recipe is for you: Swap the usual cauli rice with broccoli rice, then top with sliced ribeye, avocado, and flavor-enhancing Brain Octane Oil.
Veggie and egg protein bowl recipes
No sad, limp veggies here: This protein bowl recipe livens up your greens with flavorful upgrades from herbs, lemon juice, and buttery grass-fed ghee. Add a slice or two of pastured bacon when you still crave something meaty.
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Add more cauliflower power to your day! This meatless protein bowl recipe loads every bite with avocado, cauliflower rice, spinach, and green onions to get your micronutrients in a delicious way. Make this one more Bulletproof with a few adjustments: Steam cauliflower rice and spinach, swap mushrooms with zucchini, poach eggs, skip the pepper, and avoid eating garlic too often. If you’re sensitive to nightshades like tomatoes, switch the salsa with chimichurri sauce (recipe here).
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Simple, yet satisfying. With only three ingredients and a few minutes of cook time, this vegetarian protein bowl recipe is ready to satisfy for any meal. Sizzle up zucchini noodles, then top with pesto, a cooked egg, and salt — done! Make it more Bulletproof and use dairy-free pesto or chimichurri, poach your egg, skip the hot sauce if you’re sensitive to peppers, and cook zoodles in grass-fed ghee instead of olive oil.
Sweet protein bowl recipes
Protein never tasted so sweet: This bowl meal makes it easy with raw cacao, coconut milk, stevia, and pastured collagen peptides. Simply blend and serve for a sweet meal that doesn’t skimp on fat.
This protein bowl recipe tastes so thick and rich, you might mistake it for ice cream. To make it, blend nourishing ingredients like avocado, coconut milk, raspberries, and collagen together — then, freeze and blend again for a sweet, scoopable smoothie.
With juicy pineapple, golden turmeric, and a sneaky veggie boost from frozen cauliflower, this protein bowl recipe delivers sweetness and spice in every bite. To save time and make this bowl extra-Bulletproof, pre-steam your cauliflower ahead of time and freeze it yourself.
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