Eggs n’ Quinoa Power Bowl
Many people assume that their choices are limited to what is typical for breakfast. This, my friends is very untrue. There is absolutely no rule-book that states that our breakfasts should consist of only things that you might find on a continental buffet at a chain hotel. You know what I’m talking about, cereal, muffins, bagels, fruit, pancakes etc. While these can be delicious in their own right they’re typically not the healthiest or most energizing options (unless we redefine them and make them way better!). Moving right along I want to provide you with a much better alternative; one that involves the perfect balance of protein, carbs, fats and luxurious greens (who doesn’t love luxury?).
Eggs n’ Quinoa Power Bowl
- 2-3 free-run eggs
- 1 – 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
- 1 handful spinach
- ¾ cup cooked broccoli
- ¼ cup salsa (I used Neil Brothers organic)
method of preparation:Bring water to a boil (3 parts water to 1 part quinoa). Put quinoa in boiling water. Don’t burn yourself. I typically let quinoa simmer for 10 minutes and leave to sit for 5. Alongside the cooking quinoa, steam your broccoli. Bring the water to a boil in your steamer and then steam the broccoli for 7 minutes. When the quinoa and broccoli are close to finishing up fry your eggs. I do this in a teaspoon of coconut oil. Once all are cooked combine the three into a bowl. Mix in the salsa and spinach. Enjoy!
How to make this meal super quick? Make a batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and leave the leftovers in the fridge. By doing this you will reduce the meal prep time to 8-10 minutes. HOW EASY. This leaves no room for excuses as to why you didn’t have breakfast. You will have excellent energy too. All good things!
Power Food of Mention Free-run eggs: What does free-run mean, you ask? WELL Free run means that the chickens that produce the eggs have access to the outdoors and can soak up the sun’s rays. These chickens are happier, healthier and as a result you get a higher quality egg. One thing that you’ll notice about the yolks is that they are a vibrant orange, rather than a pale yellow. The more colourful the yolk, the higher the nutrition. Eggs are a great source of protein and the yolk is chock full of nutrients. The superstar nutrients in the egg yolk are choline and carotenoids. Choline is used in many bodily processes that help boost brain-power and reduce inflammation. The carotenoids in eggs are seen in that vibrant orange colour of the yolks and have a very protective effect on our eyes. Studies suggest that the carotenoids in eggs are more absorbable and available to our bodies than when found in plant sources or even other meat sources. Moral of the story? EAT EGGS.