High-Protein Breakfast Recipe

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high-protein breakfastOne of the best ways to help promote and maintain weight loss is through a high protein breakfast. Eating a high protein breakfast – especially within an hour of waking – will leave you feeling full and energized throughout the day.

This recipe is designed for a quick, easy-to-make and incredibly tasty breakfast. For a leisurely Sunday morning variation, take the extra time to add in some fresh vegetables (onions, peppers, tomatoes, corn) for a tastier, healthier meal.

Serves 1

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 free range organic eggs
  • ½ cup canned black beans (rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup salsa (all natural)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • ½ chopped red chili (optional)
  • Hot sauce (to taste)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Grated aged cheddar (optional)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Method

Preheat a medium-sized frying pan with the canola oil. Add in the salsa and black beans, stirring to get an evenly mixed consistency. Crack the eggs carefully into the pan and leave them intact throughout the cooking process. 

Once the eggs are cooked (about 3-5 minutes), add in the spinach. It may seem like a lot, but spinach (like most greens) wilts down considerably when heated. Stir it in and you’ll see it reduce by about half. It’s important not to overcook the spinach, or it will become bitter. Once the spinach is cooked, take the pan off the heat.

Add the chili or hot sauce as desired, followed by the fresh cilantro. If desired, grate about a tablespoon of aged cheddar to add a bit of sharpness and creaminess to the dish. Once ready, cut in and enjoy the delicious, creamy, nutrient-filled yellow goodness that is the egg yolk.

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