Did you know you should be eating AT LEAST three cups of veggies per day? Which means you should probably start early in the morning right! I’ve always wondered why salad and roasted veggies seemed off limits in the morning, in that no one really eats them. And I think it’s just because we need some delicious ways to add them to our regular breakfast meals. Here are my favorite ways to eat more veggies for breakfast to make sure our bodies get all the proper vitamins and nutrients.
Add Veggies to Eggs
I bet you already enjoy eggs early in the morning, but your plate might just be missing that pop of color from veggies. One simple solution is to add sautéed spinach or kale to an egg sandwich, sauté some veggies into an egg scramble, or try some of these tasty recipes:
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Tomato) Omelet
Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Sweet Potato Frittata
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Denver Egg Muffins
Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake
Brussels Sprouts, Eggs, and Bacon
Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice Quiche
Add Veggies to a Smoothie
Almost all of the smoothie recipes I post here on Sweet and Strong have some kind of hidden veggie in them. The easiest way to add veggies to your morning smoothie is by adding a handful of spinach or kale. You could also pre-cook any veggie such as cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, and then freeze them to add to smoothies throughout the week. Possibilities are endless and I promise with the addition of fruit, powders, nut butter, etc you won’t even taste the veggies.
Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens
My friends at Vital Proteins send me a container of their Collagen Beauty Greens to try. I consider a serving of the Beauty Greens a veggie because of all the vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids it contains plus the protein and collagen. I first tried the Beauty Greens plain, mixed in with 8 oz of water. While it wasn’t terrible, I didn’t completely enjoy the taste.
So I tried a few different smoothie combos. My favorite was almond milk, half a banana, one clementine, 1 scoop of Collagen Beauty Greens, and 1/2 cup frozen mango blended until smooth.
Then I decided to experiment with using the Beauty Greens in a baked Recipe. I made Paleo Blueberry Muffins and added a scoop of Beauty Greens into the batter. The muffins look slightly green, but you DEFINITELY don’t taste it, they were delicious. I’m working on perfecting the recipe before I share it with you.
Potato hash is one of my favorites, plus it can easily be reheated throughout the week. I usually do a hash of pre roasted sweet potatoes, peppers, onion, kale, mushrooms, and sometimes add chicken or pork sausage. And you MUST then throw a sunny egg on top.
Here are a few of my other favorite Hash Recipes:
Brussels Sprouts Breakfast Hash
Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs
Crispy Hash Breakfast Skillet
Bake Healthy Muffins and/or Breads with Added Veggies
You can pretty much slightly modify any recipe and add some shredded zucchini or carrots to enjoy a sweet treat while eating your veggies too. Win win!
Skinny Zucchini Banana Chocolate Muffins
Whole Grain Carrot Cake Muffins
Zucchini Bread Quinoa Breakfast Cookies
Double Chocolate Paleo Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Oatless “Oatmeal”
Crispy Rice and Salad Bowl– I had this in LA while visiting my sister and it was SO good. I have yet to try to re-create it at home though.
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How do you eat your veggies for breakfast?
Sweet or Savory Breakfast?
Have you tried Vital Proteins?