Start the day on a spicy and savory note with this Mexican Egg, Avocado and Black Bean Breakfast Bowl recipe. Packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and quality carbohydrates, it’s a delicious way to start the day.
The majority of standard American breakfast foods are sweet (too much sweet) and set the day up for a carb load and sugar crash. Incorporating plenty of quality macronutrients into the first meal of the day not only prevents that blood sugar rush, but also promotes fullness and the ability to make healthy food choices the rest of the day.
Mexican Breakfast Bowl Recipe Ingredients
This breakfast bowl recipe is packed with all kinds of spicy and salty elements for serious breakfast purposes.
Organic eggs are a delicious source of high quality protein (around 5-7 grams per egg), vitamins and minerals. These include vitamins A, B5, B12 and B2, folate, phosphorus, and selenium.
Specifically, eggs contain choline, a crucial nutrient for brain and heart health. Choline is especially important during pregnancy, as a deficiency of this vitamin has been linked to neural tube defects.
Eggs also contain powerful antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin that are associated with healthy eyes. Having an adequate supply of these compounds is associated with a reduced risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, two common eye conditions, according to a 2006 study.
Along with nutrient-packed eggs, this Mexican breakfast bowl is packed with fiber thanks to black beans and spinach. Spinach contains a powerhouse of essential nutrients, including iron, vitamin K and calcium. Remember to choose organic spinach to avoid a plethora of pesticides.
Other delicious additions to this breakfast bowl are salsa or fresh tomatoes, hot sauce and avocado. A healthy fat star, avocado is a delicious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and monounsaturated fat. Feel free to have avocado slices or party with a scoop of guacamole.
Eat this Mexican breakfast bowl recipe with corn tortillas to make mini tacos for breakfast, if you are feeling super spicy. Because, what better way to start the day than with tacos for breakfast?