Breakfast Black Beans


The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research published the most comprehensive study of diet and cancer called Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective in 2007. They have numerous recommendations including eating mostly foods of plant origin and eating relatively unprocessed cereals (grains) and/or pulses (legumes) with every meal. I am working on eating more legumes, including at breakfast. Here is my breakfast dish with black beans.

Ingredients for each serving:
1/2 cup cooked black beans (with the bean water)
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 dried apricots, chopped in small pieces
1/2 banana, chopped in small pieces

Put all the ingredients except for the bananas in a pot and bring to a bowl. Lower the heat and simmer, covered for about 5 minutes. Stir in bananas and serve.

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