Monday, January 17, 2011

Jen's very veggie breakfast . . .

In the blender, blend up 1/2 cup each of frozen blueberries and strawberries (just buy the big costco bag of frozen mixed berries and next year hit the u-pick farms in the spring/summer and freeze your own big bags of berries), 1 banana, 1/2 c plain yogurt, a scoop of frozen OJ concentrate, splash of 100% apple juice, splash of milk, a good shake of flaxmeal (for extra fiber) and at least a cup (a large handful) of fresh spinach. Blend away! Add more juice, milk or water to reach your preferred consistency. As long as you use dark berries like blueberries or blackberries, you can't see the spinach and it takes on the flavor of everything else, so you can't taste it either. My kids drink it without batting an eye.

Then, to get your protein in, take whatever chopped veggies you have left from dinner last night (I usually chop plenty extra onions, plus peppers, broccoli, tomatoes or whatever), saute the onions a bit in a little oil, throw in the green peppers or whatever other veggies you want, crack an egg over the top, give the whole thing a stir and a little salt and pepper. Flip it over put on another handful of spinach, turn down the heat and cover for a couple of minutes to wilt the spinach. When the egg is cooked to your liking, slide the whole mess onto a tortilla or piece of whole wheat toast. You can top with a little grated cheese in the pan, or my favorite, crumble some feta over it on your plate. You can even toss a handful of lettuce from last night's salad on top. Add some more fresh ground pepper (and I like to add a couple teaspoons of jalapeno pepper and onion jelly--yum!) and dig in. Voila! Depending on how much smoothie you share with your kids, you've just had all your veggies for the day--everything else is just gravy (well, vegetable gravy). If you like, let me know and I'll give you more veggie tips! . . . Later, ladies . . .


  1. Jen, I love your tips! Keep 'em coming!!!

  2. mmmm sounds good!!! Thanks for sharing! I love tips!! Keep em coming!