Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice & Chipotle Cashew Cream

Sometimes I wish it could be Taco Tuesday everyday. The flavor profile of latin food is one of the most satisfying and comforting that I can think of. One thing I love about this cuisine is the heavy emphasis on spices and plant based proteins like beans.

In addition to adding flavor and texture to our recipe, black beans add a big dose of protein. Plant protein has been shown to have protective effects against chronic degenerative diseases. (R) They are naturally low in fat, with almost no saturated fat and zero cholesterol. Diets high in beans have been shown to reduce blood pressure in conjunction with a low glycemic index diet. (R)

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Vegan Breakfast Burrito Bowls with Cauliflower Rice & Chipotle Cashew Cream

  • Author: Danielle Moore
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
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Ingredients

For the Bowl

1 tsp avocado oil or 1 Tbsp water

1/4 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp chili powder

3 cups cauliflower rice

2 cups black beans, drained & rinsed

1 cup tomatoes, diced

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

For the Cream

1/2 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup water

1 tsp chipotle powder

1 tsp cumin

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Optional garnish:

1/2 avocado, sliced

Instructions

For the Bowl

  1. In a pan, heat avocado oil or water over med
  2. Add onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, paprika and chili powder then cook 2-3 min, until fragrant (adding 1 Tbsp water at a time as needed)
  3. Add cauliflower rice, black beans and tomatoes then cook 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until rice is just tender
  4. Scoop rice mixture into bowl and top with avocado slices (optional) and cilantro then drizzle with chipotle cashew cream

For the Cream

  1. In a high speed blender, combine cashews with water, chipotle powder, cumin and lemon juice until smooth, adding more water until desired consistency is reached

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2
  • Calories: 523.6
  • Sugar: 10.6
  • Sodium: 473.0
  • Fat: 19.1
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12.5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 64.4
  • Fiber: 19.1
  • Protein: 25.5
  • Cholesterol: 0

Black beans have also been studied for their ability to regulate blood sugar. One study showed that eating black beans with a high glycemic food like rice helps reduce the glycemic response. (R) The high fiber content of black beans lends to its ability to decrease large spikes in blood sugar. (R) This fiber helps to slow digestion and keep you feeling satiated longer(R)

Plant based foods have been shown to provide significantly more antioxidants than their non-plant based counterparts. (R) Beans are one of the best dietary sources of antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins, an antioxidant that has been associated with lower inflammation. (R)

Iron aids in the main transport of oxygen throughout your body and helps to create new red blood cells, making it essential in your diet. Black beans are an excellent source of dietary iron. Iron is more readily absorbed by our bodies when consumed with Vitamin C, which can reverse the inhibiting effect that some other elements can have on iron absorption. (R) The addition of tomatoes to our recipe gives that extra boost of Vitamin C to make sure we are maximizing the absorption of the iron.

You can certainly use dried black beans, but if you opt for canned, look for unsalted black beans. As with all canned foods, be sure to rinse them well to get rid of any excess salt from packing. We like the Eden Organic brand because they pack their beans with kombu seaweed. Kombu is high in minerals, low in sodium and helps to soften beans and make them easier to digest by breaking down some of the fibers.

Personalize It

If you’re avoiding oil, you can easily sauté in water or a little vegetable broth. For the folks on a lower fat diet, try cutting the sauce in half and skip the optional avocado topping. This can be made with any combination of vegetables and spices to fit your taste.


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This recipe has been custom designed for Agrarian, California Coastal, California Keto, Forager, Hunter Gatherer, Lean Machine, Mediterranean, Modified Paleo, Mosaic, Nordic, Okinawan, Paleo Plus, Pegan, Pescetarian, Trainer, Urban Grazer, Vegetarian, Villager, Wayoan and West Angeleno diet types, learn more.

Danielle Moore

Danielle Moore is a professional recipe developer, Nutrition expert, food photographer and lover of veggies. Read her full bio here.

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