I eat greens for breakfast! Or, more frequently, I drink greens for breakfast. I always make it delicious, so I look forward to it when I wake up. None of that screw-up-your-face-and-pinch-your-nose action associated with healthy greens shots or supplements.
How do I make it delicious? Usually by throwing lush, leafy greens into a smoothie, and other times by whipping up a gorgeous breakfast salad.
If you’re intrigued and want to give it a go, then here are three ideas to get you started:
1. Make a decadent, silky-smooth chocolate smoothie by blending together a couple of hands full of baby spinach greens, 1 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon of tahini, 3 tablespoons of cacao powder, 1 cup of coconut or almond milk, and a dollop of coconut cream. Total bliss!
2. Try a refreshing green smoothie by blending together 1 handful of leafy greens (keep any fibrous stalks out of this one), 1 chopped up orange, a teeny bit of finely chopped fresh ginger root, 1 cup of cold water and a couple of ice cubes. Blend it reeeeally well. Try experimenting with berries and different fruits too.
3. Wilt your greens! In a pan, stir a few hands full of leafy greens and a good pinch of salt in coconut oil over a medium heat to wilt. Serve under a couple of perfectly runny poached eggs.
These three ideas should be enough to get you started without getting sick of the same thing every day. If that’s not enough food for your breakfast, just have something else too. Sometimes a refreshing green smoothie is all I need, and other times it is simply a refreshing accompaniment to my yoghurt bowl or buckwheat porridge. But always something green to boost the day’s nutrients. Listen to your body and do what makes you feel good.
By Jasmine at Franklee Healthy