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I’m just going to say it: Breakfast can be boring. The reason I say that is I have never been a fan of pancakes, muffins, or breads (traditional breakfast foods) for breakfast. If I don’t have a protein-packed breakfast that is also loaded with veggies, my energy can really dip. That’s exactly why I came up with this Quinoa Bacon Avocado Breakfast Recipe…
Most people think of quinoa as a dinner food, but this seed grain is very versatile, which makes it easy to add to any meal!
I’m also guessing you may also be wondering….where are the eggs? Eggs are a tough one and here’s why. One source says they’re nutritious, another says to avoid them like the plague. I believe we’re all bio-individual and we have to really listen to our bodies to find the answer. One mans food can truly be another man’s poison. Here’s an example….
Anthony William, Medical Medium states, “When you have a weakened digestive system, including low hydrochloric acid, eggs can cause an increase in ammonia, which can saturate and irritate the central nervous system.”
Then there’s this Weston A. Price article for great info about all the ways eggs are good for us. “Egg yolks are the richest source of two superstar carotenoids—lutein and zeaxanthin. Not only are bright yellow yolks loaded with these fat-soluble antioxidant nutrients, they are more bioavailable than those found in vegetables, corn, and most supplements. While these nutrients have a reputation of combating macular degeneration and cataracts and supporting overall healthy vision, they have a long list of other benefits, including protecting the skin from sun damage and even reducing one’s risk of colon and breast cancer.
It’s confusing at best, I know! My advice is to listen to your body and consider an elimination diet if you’re having digestive or other health issues and aren’t sure what you should be eating. A qualified health coach (like me 🙂 will be able to help you!
I’m not eating eggs because I don’t feel my best when I do, and as a nursing mama, my baby’s skin didn’t look his best when I tested them. For this reason, I’ve had to be creative and come up with breakfasts that make me feel great. I love smoothies, but can’t drink them every day for breakfast, especially as it gets cooler outside.
Quinoa Bacon Avocado Breakfast Recipe
- 2 cups cooked sprouted quinoa
- 4-6 strips bacon
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 chopped bell pepper
- 2 shredded carrots
- 4 cups greens of choice (kale, spinach, collards, bok choy)
- 1 avocado halved
- 2 T chopped cilantro
- Cook bacon over medium heat until desired crispness is met. Remove, pat excess grease, and chop.
- Drain excess bacon fat (all but 1-2 T) and add onion and garlic. Saute until fragrant and add bell pepper and carrots.
- After 2 minutes, stir vegetables and add greens of choice. Cook about 2 minutes and stir, cooking until greens are wilted. Remove from heat.
- Plate quinoa and top with vegetables, bacon, avocado, and cilantro, if desired.
- Enjoy with a beverage of your choice like bulletproof coffee, mocha or pumpkin spice latte.
- *Add 1-2 pasture-raised eggs cooked to your liking.
- *Sub raw arugula for cooked greens.
- *Other spices I like to include: cumin, turmeric, and oregano.
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For the next recipe in this 6-part quinoa series, I’ll be sharing another sweet quinoa breakfast bowl that you can make a variety of ways. Stay tuned!
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