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5 Ways to Sneak Greens into Your Morning Meal

Filed Under: Nutrition,Recipes at 9:28 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
greensBreakfast is the most important meal of the day, even if we don’t always act like it is.  Give your old b-fast favorites a healthy makeover by adding in some healthy, leafy greens to your morning meal.

Smoothies are the easiest, on-the-go way to work greens into your mornings. Use two cups of greens to one cup liquid (almond or coconut milk.) Add one to two cups of fresh or frozen fruit for added sweetness. Top it all off with added power like a scoop of protein, chia seeds or hemp seeds.

Benedicts – Try replacing your Canadian bacon with some swiss chard for a healthier alternative. This leafy green is packed with phytonutrients and anti-oxidants and contains an impressive list of vitamins including vitamins K, C, A, and a whole lot more.

Egg Muffins – Paleo, gluten-free and freezer-friendly, egg muffins give you protein and greens all in one bite. Beat together 6 eggs, ¼ cup of shredded cheese and 1 ½ cups of sauteed spinach. Fill each muffin cup halfway to the top.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Before you know it, breakfast is served,

Pancakes – Spinach pancakes are a great way to sneak greens into this traditional breakfast staple. Puree one cup of spinach, ½ a banana and add milk until the batter reaches desired consistency. Add the mixture and the remaining ingredients to your favorite pancake mix. You won’t even taste the spinach. Plus, the kids will love the color too!

Bread – The kale is barely detectable in this Banana & Kale bread recipe. And it’s gluten-free too! It will have your kids screaming, “Oh Kale, Yeah!”

 




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