#16: Green Eggs

Dr. Seuss had it right all along. Green eggs are delicious! Plus, green eggs are funny and kids might like the idea of a green breakfast. All joking aside, these eggs pack some serious nutrients. Spinach is full of fat-soluble vitamins A and K so eating them with healthy fats like grassfed butter and egg yolks is the best way to ensure that you are converting and absorbing these vitamins. Spinach is also high in antioxidants and bioflavonoids which help our bodies fight inflammation, heart disease and even cancer. All that and it's only 8am!

The basic recipe listed below serves 2 people. This is a great dish to get creative with, too. For example, before blending, you can add fresh herbs like mint, parsley and chives or you could add cilantro and scallions. Serve with chicken sausage or sliced raw vegetables like orange peppers and radishes.

INGREDIENTS

2 C fresh organic spinach

4 pasture raised or organic eggs

pinch of sea salt & black pepper

pat of grassfed butter

DIRECTIONS

  • Place the spinach, eggs, sea salt and black pepper into a high speed blender like a Vitamix. 
  • Blend for just a few seconds until the spinach is combined well with the eggs. You may need to push the spinach down towards the blade in the beginning. Do not blend for too long - it should be very quick. 
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan and pour the green egg mixture into the pan. 
  • Cook on medium heat and scramble the whole time until cooked but still a little bit wet. Serve immediately.