How many mountains do I need to run up this week in order to eat as many protein bowls as I want? What if I start at sunrise and get in a two thousand calorie workout before work? The horses at work don’t care if I take a wet wipe sponge bath in the parking lot before starting my shift, right?
This early a.m. was the second early morning this week that saw me climbing a mountain and wishing I had invested in new hiking boots already. No joke after a nine mile round trip hike up Mt Sugarloaf this early a.m. I can barely walk my feet are so damn sore. After showering I had to get in the Jacuzzi with Epson salts to even begin to feel back to normal again.
Before I do a intense hike like Mt Sugarloaf or Mt Baldy eating a high protein breakfast is super important. Pre-making this delicious spicy green cauliflower rice and pre-baking the sweet potatoes the night before makes this devious healthy breakfast a fast morning meal to inhale before a massive hike.
I am having a crazy obsession with protein bowls right now. I literally have been wanting to eat protein bowls for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is fine but that much protein means longer workouts. When I tell people that I work out for three to four hours a day, most people look at me like I am completely crazy. Which I may be, I mean I did hike up a mountain this a.m. starting just after dawn after all.
Or maybe I’m a just a crazy fitness obsessed, health food junkie.
Spicy Cauliflower Rice and Purple Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
4 purple sweet potatoes, baked in the oven
Adobe Chili Yogurt Sauce, optional
Your favorite hot sauce
Spicy Baja Cauliflower Rice
2 jalapeños, roasted and de-seeded
1 small onion
1 clove raw garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raw cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 head cauliflower, riced
Combine the jalapeños, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, cilantro and olive oil in a food processer. In a sauce pan begin to heat the cauliflower with a little olive oil, placing a lid over the pan in between stirring. Add the green sauce and cook the cauliflower well, at least five minutes.
Serve this delicious cauliflower rice with your favorite protein, sweet avocado, corn, black beans or extra brown rice.
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