Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite breakfasts!
I know that sounds so weird. For some reason the thought of having raw vegetables for breakfast (like a salad) just totally turns me off. But having a plate of warm yummy veggies like this is what I love on a cold winter morning (in the summers I much prefer cooling smoothies for breakfast).
This started back when I was trying to have just vegetables for a few days. I remember lamenting about what to have for breakfast. Well the thought of hash browns came mind - that's a "normal" breakfast food right? Well I took it one step further and instead of having a regular white potato, why not a delicious sweet potato! Add a something green and some sauteed mushrooms and what you've got is a plate of DELICIOUS. There was still something missing though. As soon as I paired it with mango salsa (mmmm) I was set! Shortly thereafter I discovered that having a good source of protein in the morning helped me stay fuller longer. I am definitely a "breakfast" person and would way rather skip dinner that breakfast.
Alas, this became the perfect "Breakfast of Champions", especially after a good workout.
Here's what I did:
Reheated one leftover baked or steamed sweet potato (I usually do this in my pressure cooker)
Heat about 1/2 cup black beans
Saute 3 button mushrooms and a very large handful of spinach
That's it. The whole process took me less than 5 minutes this morning (because the sweet potato was already cooked in my fridge).
Add the salsa (avocado is also really good) and you have a satisfying, nutrient-dense start to your day........although it would be wonderful for lunch...or dinner also!!