As the weather starts to cool down, there's nothing more comforting than nice hot breakfast to warm you up and prepare you for the day. If you're looking for a way to fit extra greens into your diet, or for the perfect low carb breakfast that will stabilize blood sugars and keep you full, then a green bowl is the ideal option for you.
The possibilities are endless, and are often governed but what it's in my fridge at the time waiting to be used up. The recipe below is my go to, but I'm often surprised when I add a new ingredient how well it goes. Herbs especially are a fantastic way to add freshness and flavor, as well as amazing health benefits.
The other great thing is that there is a green bowl for every dietary requirement. Slow carb? Add some lentils. Vegan? Omit the goat cheese and add a scoop of hummus.
I usually prepare my veges the night before so that I can just throw them all in the pan while I'm still half asleep!
GREEN BREAKFAST BOWL RECIPE:
Small zuchinni, cubed
1 cup of Broccoli cut in to small pieces
1 cup of rocket or spinach
A generous amount of fresh mint, chopped
Half an avocado, smashed
About 30g goats cheese to crumble on top
1 egg (optional)
Pink salt (I think this is key! It has a sweeter taste than regular salt, and is not so overpowering)
Coconut oil, heaped teaspoon
1)Heat a large pan and add coconut oil.
2)Thank yourself for remembering to cut up the zuchinni and broccoli the previous night, and throw them all into the pan. Cook for a four or five minutes, depending on how crunchy you like them.
3)Add pink salt to taste.
4) Turn the heat off and mix through the rocket/spinach and fresh mint. Transfer to a bowl.
5) Crumble goat's cheese over, and top with the smashed avocado.
6) If you are an egg lover, add a poached or fried egg. I like making mine with the yolk still a bit runny so that I can stir it through....mmmmm.
Other ingredients to try out-