How to make a quick paleo breakfast
I’ve just finished reading Timothy Ferriss’s book, “The Four Hour Body”, and in it he largely subscribes to a paleo diet lifestyle. He focuses heavily on principles on which the paleo diet is based, and excludes things like white foods and in general, legumes. While legumes are not allowed in the paleo diet strictly speaking, they are permitted for once in awhile consumption.
This morning, I decided to put a meal of his to the test, and opted to include the legumes he used in the meal. Legumes are pretty calorie dense food stuffs, and when used correctly can, I believe, be healthy enough to make it into your paleo for life philosophy.
The recipe is incredibly simple, and involves chicken eggs, spinach and some sort of salsa. I opted to make a mixture of a chakalaka(basically salsa) and some mexican refried beans. So try out my take on Tim’s paleolithic diet breakfast below and see if it suits you!
If you’d like something a little more simple that really breaks down eating into a simple function, check out my post on how to make the ultimate paleo smoothie by clicking here.
Quick paleo breakfast ingrediants
- 3 chicken eggs
- A handful or two of spinach leaves (I used baby spinach)
- Salsa with legumes in it
The eggs add a massive hit of protein, and as you should know, eggs are an “eat wherever possible” food. They have so much good in them it is like passing up a freebie if you don’t eat them. I LOVE eggs.
- Put a large skillet on the stove or heat source of your choice
- Use some oil, I used olive oil
- Break the eggs into the skillet and scramble them right there in the pan
- Tear up the spinach leaves and sprinkle them over the eggs while they are still moist and gooey
- Cook to your liking
- Serve on a plate and add some of the salsa(chakalaka) and refried bean mixture on top. I guess I added around 3-5 tablespoons on top
- Mix it all up, and put it in the microwave to take the chill off the salsa
So there you go, a simple, easy and quick paleo diet breakfast. If you like, remove the salsa(chakalaka) and replace it with something which has no legumes. Perhaps some sort of vegetable mash, like sweet potato mash or something like that. I must admit, that I’ve tried some other paleo breakfast recipes and they have been great although most have a low amount of calories, this breakfast however has a big calorie count, and I was full for most of the morning. I also had more energy and felt like my mind had lots of energy to expend.
Check out my post on what it takes to make a great caveman breakfast.
This meal is going into my cookbook!
All the best.