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Sunrise Tofu Scramble

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I can’t believe that’s vegan mañg!

If you’ve never tried a tofu scramble, you’d be surprised to tofu takes on the flavour and texture of scrambled eggs!

This is a great pre-workout or weekend breakfast, and you can add any vegetables you like. Tofu provides a good helping of protein, turmeric gives a kick of anti-inflammatory and appealing colour, the nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavour and some added Vitamin B-12, and the cumin, cayenne and salsa gives it a mexican kick!

Nutritional Highlights

Tofu – Full of muscle-repairing protein, anemia-fighting iron and bone-building calcium.

Turmeric – Curcumin, the compound in turmeric responsible for that bright hue, is behind a whole host of the health benefits attributed to the spice. Shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and therefore help with pain of tough workouts, long hours of physical activity, overuse and arthritis.

Avocado – Full of brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation reducing antioxidants, and blood pressure reducing potassium (30% more than a banana!).

Cilantro – Cilantro is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K; provide about 258% of daily recommended intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building. —recovery faster from injuries!

Black Beans – Rich in powerful muscle-repairing protein, digestion-improving, blood-sugar stabilizing and blood cholesterol reducing fibre, anemia-fighting iron and immunity-boosting zinc.

Cumin – Full of red blood cell producing iron and copper, immune-boosting and digestion-regulating zinc, blood pressure and heart rate controlling potassium, and free-radical fighting manganese.

GarlicGarlic ranks as an excellent source of bone and tissue forming manganese and vitamin and mood-regulating B6.

Pink Himalayan Salt – Containing at least 84 naturally occurring trace elements in their natural mineral form, the benefits of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt range from Regulating the water content throughout your body and promoting healthy pH balance in your cells to preventing muscle cramping and aiding in proper metabolism functioning.

Coconut Milk – Loaded with natural pH feeding electrolytes, immunity and energy enhancing lauric acid and  fat burning MCTs.

Sunrise Tofu Scramble

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. diced red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 c diced purple onion
  • 1/4 c washed & pre-cooked black beans
  • 16 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained and crumbled into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. pink himalayan salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • small bunch cilantro, minced
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • Fresh Salsa (optional)

Instructions

1

In a cast iron pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat.

2

Add the diced pepper and onion and sauté about 2 minutes.

3

Stir in the garlic, beans and cilantro, and sauté for 30 seconds more.

4

Add the tofu, then add the turmeric, cumin, salt, nutritional yeast and cayenne and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

5

Plate the scramble and top with sliced avocados and salsa.

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