Homemade Bitchin’ bowl

We all knew it had to happen, right? 🙂

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Ever since I first tried this lovely creation a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to endeavor making one at home. It’s really everything you could wish for: satisfying brown rice (you can also add black beans here), crisp chopped veggies, spicy Bitchin’ Sauce (that’s really the name), creamy avocado and a drippy egg on top.


Homemade bitchin bowl

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The key ingredient here of course is the Bitchin’ Sauce. They sell this at local farmer’s markets and is almost like a hummus, yet made with almonds instead of garbanzo beans. They have a huge variety of flavors, and the guys that work at the booth are hilarious… and kind of intense. They yell “WHAT’S UP?!” at you and enthusiastically tell everyone to “have a Bitchin’ day.” It’s perfect in so many ways. Even though I’m happy to support this awesome company with my newfound bowl addiction, I know they’re not widely available or cheap to ship, so I figured I’d share my at-home version for those of you who’d like to try it out.

Bitchin bowl ingredients

The base:

-Brown rice and black beans

The veg:

-1/2 avocado, chopped

-green onion, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato, shredded cabbage

The sauce:

Recipe is here! I made it according to these directions. The changes I made: soaked the almonds, used olive oil (half the suggested amount), and added 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard. For a chipotle variation, I later added one chipotle chile in adobo sauce. As you can see, I’ve been enjoying these fairly often. 😉

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The egg:

-Over easy, or however you like it 🙂




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Thanks San Diego for my food bowl obsession. First the acai bowls, then the breakfast bowl, and now these. 🙂 



Favorite food combo in a bowl: go.

Something to do: this Orangetheory-inspired treadmill workout!

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  1. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on January 20, 2015 at 4:19 am

    THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. Love the addition of jalepenos for a KICK! 🙂

  2. Linda @ TheFitty on January 20, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Extra points to you for that bitchin sauce AND avocado! I swear any bowl is so much better with avocado. There’s literally nothing you can’t pair with it.

  3. Brynn on January 20, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Let me thank you for this introduction! This bowl sounds fantastic with the added jalapeño.

  4. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables on January 20, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Yummmm that sounds so good! I’ll definitely have to try this! We’ve been looking for a new sauce for our quinoa bowls and I bet this would be perfect!

  5. Tamara @ A Side Of Dessert on January 20, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Wow, thank you!!! This looks amazing! Every time you post a recipe I just want to make it right away!

  6. Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves on January 20, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Oh dang, this looks fresh, delicious, and intense all at the same time! Which I guess is why it’s called “bitchin'”. 🙂
    I am in awe of your tolerance for such large slices of jalapeño!

  7. Racheal @ Running with Racheal on January 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

    YUM! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  8. Cassie Vaughn on January 20, 2015 at 5:32 am

    Looks yummy!

  9. Lucie@FitSwissChick on January 20, 2015 at 5:36 am

    The egg on top is my favorite part of this recipe! I need to reintroduce this into many of my meals now 🙂

  10. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on January 20, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Very cool. I love the farmers market in Austin for all of its discoveries too. My boyfriend doesn’t eat hummus so this would be awesome to have as a sauce we could both eat. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Amanda @ Slimplify Life on January 20, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Ummm, if that could just make its way through the screen and to my face, that’d be great.

    Love any type of oats and nut butter om nom nom nom!

  12. Jill @ Champagne for Everyday on January 20, 2015 at 6:06 am

    YUM! It’s a delicious bowl of clean eating!

    It reminds me of when I come home, chop up a bunch of veggies from the fridge in a bowl and add salad dressing /any protein I can find. I have never thought of the warm over-easy egg (better than hard-boiled!) and I am missing the rice + sauce! Inspiration!!

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  13. Letizia@thefitlabel on January 20, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Looks like a delicious, healthy lunch! I will give it a try.

  14. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on January 20, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Uhm.. Jeni’s grass-fed ice cream and coconut cream… 😀

  15. Britt@MyOwnBalance on January 20, 2015 at 6:29 am

    That looks amazing! This is the perfect idea for lunch!

  16. Liv @ Healthy Liv on January 20, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Ooh, I haven’t tried this kind of bowl or acai bowls either! I haven’t seen them anywhere around me, so I think I’ll have to try your recipes 🙂

  17. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl on January 20, 2015 at 7:39 am

    This looks and sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing, Gina 🙂

  18. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on January 20, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Ahhh, this looks amazing! My farmer’s market sells something similar call Awesome Sauce and it really is awesome! I’m excited to try this (except I’ll probably just buy the sauce!).

  19. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on January 20, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Yum! This sounds absolutely delicious … or should I say “bitchin'”?! 😉 Thanks for sharing, Gina! xo

  20. Tara | Treble in the Kitchen on January 20, 2015 at 7:54 am

    This bowl sounds SOOO good!! The sauce AND a dippy egg? Gonna have to try it out!

  21. Sara on January 20, 2015 at 7:54 am

    This is going on our menu this week for sure. It would be a great swap for my usual hummus. The husband is excited to try it too!

  22. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on January 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I love eating combo bowls like this with a ton of good stuff mixed together. Awesome recipe!

  23. Christie @ The Weekday Table on January 20, 2015 at 8:41 am

    HAHA “The Bitchin’ Sauce” I love it. So adorable.
    This looks incredible. Bowls are perfect, so easy to make (especially when you meal prep tons of ingredients on a Sunday), and look *impressive*!

  24. April on January 20, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I was hoping you would recreate this recipe after you posted a picture of it! I’m a wimp, so I’d probably replace the jalapeños with bell peppers, but otherwise, I’m in love with this recipe idea! 🙂

  25. joelle (on a pink typewriter) on January 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

    OMG, love this! Can you believe I still haven’t made it (in 1.5 years of living in SD) to the Hillcrest farmers’ market?! And I’ve never seen this bowl at the Bitchin’ Sauce stand at the Little Italy one! I have to get there soon….

    P.s. let me know if you want to do some Orangetheory together! I’m working it into my training for my next half (coming up in March).

  26. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on January 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

    This sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve never heard of bitchin sauce before!

  27. Jen@jpabstfitness on January 20, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Holy freaking crap. Must try that sauce ASAP.

  28. Nicole @ Squash on Squash on January 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Yum!!! That looks amazing… especially with the egg on top. I love bowls where you just throw everything in together.

  29. Erika S. on January 20, 2015 at 11:07 am

    When you first posted on this bowl it immediately reminded me of Korean Bibimbap…similar concept: rice, meat, spinach, carrots, egg & spicy sauce. You should try it if you haven’t had it before. Trader Joe’s sells a frozen version…not exactly like one you’d get from a Korean place but it’s alright…

    I will always love a burrito bowl from Chipotle…

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      that sounds amazinnnnnnggggg

  30. Missy MoJo on January 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Thanks, Gina! Luckily, Bitchin’ Sauce is available at the Whole Foods up here in LA. Can’t wait to make this bowl.

  31. Kerry on January 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Oo looks good! Yum! x

  32. Les @ The Balanced Berry on January 20, 2015 at 11:37 am

    That sauce sounds INCREDIBLE. I am a pretty firm believer that almost any food is better out of a bowl.

  33. Alex @ True Femme on January 20, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    This seriously looks bitchin’!

  34. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on January 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    The name alone makes you wanna eat it…haha!

  35. S. Dodorico on January 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    what about salsa instead of the “bitchin sauce”?

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      that would be delicious!

  36. Melissa on January 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    This looks nothing like a sauce and more like a paste.

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      yeah mine came out a little thick!

  37. Lizzie @ The Magic Tree on January 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Your recipes always look amazing; however, I could never add so many slices of jalepenos – just looking at them makes my mouth tingle. I think I’m a weenie!

    • Fitnessista on January 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      hahah i eat them like bell peppers. i think i’ve burned some taste buds off 😉

  38. Angela @ HonestlyAngela on January 20, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    This sounds like the perfect lunch, or even breakfast. I need to get on making a batch of that sauce!

  39. mary on January 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I’m glad you posted this! I forgot the egg, all 3 dinners of it in a row! So I remade it. My sauce is much better this round. I tweaked it to my tastes.

  40. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance on January 21, 2015 at 7:00 am

    YUM! I am loving the sliced jalapeños in this!

  41. Leslie on January 21, 2015 at 7:33 am

    OK, this looks like something I need in my life. Plus, I love the name! Thanks for sharing because I am pinning.

  42. Sarah on January 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Your nail polish! Is it Chinchilly by Essie??

    • Fitnessista on January 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      yes! you’re good!

  43. Lauren on January 23, 2015 at 8:53 am

    I can’t wait to make this for dinner tonight! How long did you soak the almonds though?

  44. Shaina Anderson on January 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I need to make this. tomorrow.

    My favorite bowl combo is an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink salad beast – with a drippy egg, avocado and nutritional yeast!

  45. Jessie on April 20, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    How long would you recommend to soak the almonds for?? I’m sad I never got a chance to try this. I grew up in SD:) but I’m visiting in sept:) thanks for the recreation! I love your blog!!

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