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The Ultimate Green Breakfast | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Jan. 14. 2020
Breakfast

The Ultimate Green Breakfast

Jan. 14. 2020
Breakfast
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Dietitian, Founder and CEO

Give your body exactly what it wants to start the day off right with The Ultimate Green Breakfast.

We all know it’s important to eat our greens. Eating a big salad for lunch, or a veggie-heavy focused dinner is a shoo-in, but how do we eat more greens for breakfast? No need to worry, because we figured it out for you with The Ultimate Green Breakfast!

We took a few of our favorite healthy and savory ingredients to whip up a breakfast that would fill you up without slowing you down.

 

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Kale

A fiber-rich dark leafy green rich in vitamins A and K, potassium, B vitamins, and not to mention fiber! Fiber is crucial to keeping our digestive systems happy, i.e. functioning optimally and regularly. Kale is great raw in smoothies and juices or lightly steamed, roasted, or cooked. I prefer cooked kale more than raw and recommend you consume it with a healthy fat like coconut oil, avocado, nuts/seeds, etc. to increase the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in kale such as vitamins A and K.

Healthy Fats

Eating healthy fats like avocado is important for our overall health, whether we’re trying to balance hormones, nourish our skin and hair, or balance our blood sugars for disease prevention and weight management — healthy fats are where it’s at.

Eggs

Egg whites are a great source of protein, actually, most of the protein that comes from an egg is in the egg white, but the egg yolk also contains minerals that are crucial to our health including vitamin B12, zinc, iron, vitamin D, choline, and vitamin A. Learn more about eggs here.

Balance is key

The trick to incorporating more healthy foods into your diet really is simple. It takes a little creativity and sometimes a willingness to try new foods. Here’s a couple of our favorite breakfast recipes that are packed with greens like The Ultimate Green Breakfast!

Veggie Egg Bake

Refreshing Citrus Mint Green Juice

Pesto Green Eggs & Avocado Toast

The Recipe

Serves 2-4

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Ingredients

4 cups kale, stems removed and roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic

6 eggs

2 tablespoons chives, minced

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 avocado

1/2 tablespoon olive oil, or ghee

Salt and pepper taste

Garnish with avocado and chopped green onions

Directions

Step 1

Heat olive oil (or ghee if using) in a medium non-stick skillet. Add kale and garlic and cook until kale is dark green and tender, about 4 minutes.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, chives, and nutritional yeast until homogenous.

Step 2

Add eggs to the skillet with kale and cook, stirring gently until eggs are set. Salt and pepper to taste.

Top with sliced avocado and chopped green onions.

Enjoy!

Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop. Store in the fridge for up to 12 hours. Reheat before serving.

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