My Go-To Breakfast Recipe

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The Green Energy Breakfast Bowl

This is without question my go-to breakfast right now.  It is SO delicious and absolutely PACKED with everything I want in my body when I start the day.

It takes only 10-15 minutes to make, and it will keep you going for hours.

The Five Rules of a Perfect Breakfast

Before diving into the recipe, let’s quickly recap the five golden rules that make a breakfast truly perfect:

  1. Eat within an Hour of Waking: Kickstart your metabolism by eating within 30 minutes to an hour after you wake up.
  2. Include Protein: Aim for at least 7-10 grams of protein to help maintain muscle mass and keep you full for longer.
  3. Include Fiber: A good combination of soluble, insoluble, or resistant fiber is key to aid digestion and maintain gut health.
  4. Include Healthy Fats: Incorporate fats like coconut oil, flax meal, olive oil, or avocado to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and add a fulfilling touch to your meal.
  5. Lots of Leafy Greens: Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, leafy greens are a must in any breakfast dish.

Why This Breakfast Bowl is the Perfect Start to Your Day

Quick, delicious, and contains a ridiculous amount of goodness:

1. Quinoa:

  • Manganese: Essential for bone health and enzyme function.
  • Magnesium: Supports muscle and nerve function.
  • Phosphorus: Important for bone health.
  • Folate: Supports cell division.
  • Iron: Essential for transporting oxygen in the blood.

2. Broccoli:

  • Vitamin K: Important for blood clotting and bone metabolism.
  • Vitamin C: Necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues.
  • Folate: Essential for normal cellular function and tissue growth.

3. Cauliflower:

  • Vitamin C: Acts as an antioxidant and is essential for skin health.
  • Vitamin K: Helps in blood clotting and bone metabolism.
  • Fiber: Essential for healthy digestion.

4. Kale:

  • Vitamin A: Important for vision, immune function, and skin health.
  • Vitamin C: Necessary for collagen synthesis.
  • Calcium: Essential for bone health and muscle function.

5. Spinach:

  • Iron: Vital for healthy blood cells and transporting oxygen.
  • Vitamin A: Essential for eye health.
  • Folate: Important for DNA synthesis and repair.

6. Black Beans:

  • Folate: Supports the formation of DNA and RNA.
  • Iron: Essential for blood production.
  • Magnesium: Supports a variety of biochemical reactions in the body.

7. Tomatoes:

  • Vitamin C: Important for immune system function and skin health.
  • Potassium: Essential for heart and muscle function.
  • Lycopene: Antioxidant that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

8. Avocado:

  • Vitamin E: Acts as an antioxidant.
  • Vitamin K: Important for bone health and wound healing.
  • Potassium: Helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions, and nerve signals.

9. Olive Oil:

  • Vitamin E: Essential for immune function and skin health.
  • Vitamin K: Necessary for blood clotting and bone metabolism.

10. Lemon Juice:

  • Vitamin C: Essential for immune function and skin health.

11. Garlic and Ginger:

  • Antioxidant Compounds: Help in reducing inflammation.

12. Coconut Oil:

  • Contains several types of healthy saturated fats which can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy.

What more could you want?

Oh, the recipe…of course, let’s get into that:

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Alkaline Green Energy Breakfast Bowl

  • Author: Ross

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup broccoli or broccolini, chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup kale, torn into pieces
  • 1 cup spinach, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup black beans, cooked or canned
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 medium avocado, cubed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Follow the package instructions to cook 1 cup of quinoa. Set aside.
  2. Chop broccoli, cauliflower, and dice the tomatoes. Tear kale and spinach into bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a large pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Add broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and spinach to the pan. Stir fry for 5-7 minutes or until the vegetables are tender but still vibrant.
  5. Stir in black beans and tomatoes, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  6. Place a bed of cooked quinoa at the bottom of your serving bowl. Top it with the stir-fried vegetables and black beans.
  7. Add cubed avocado on top.
  8. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil over the bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Give this a try!  For even more of a boost, pair it with one of my delicious Turmeric Latte Recipes here.

Let’s do this,
Ross


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  1. Juanita Mccoy Reply

    Just tried this today and it was absolutely delicious !!! The avocado and lemon juice gave it such a nice taste!

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