Ever since I bought my first Vitamix over 10 years ago, I have had a love affair with green smoothies.
I just love them. But once the cold winter months creep in, I start craving a warmer breakfast. First I tried oatmeal (soaked overnight to remove any potential phytic acid, which may limit the absorption of
certain minerals), but my good old oatmeal didn't keep me full. And even worse, I was craving sweets later in the later as my energy crashed.
Then I remembered a girl I had found on-line who created The Superhuman Breakfast Challenge.
A few days into the challenge - I was hooked. This was no easy feat as I just introduced eggs back in to my diet (after an 8 year sabbatical). I still honor and revere those who can eat 100% plant based - and after I heal some health issues, I might be right back there again. It is a big part of who I am, and there are many days that pass and I still eat primarily a plant based diet. Although, now it is more like 85 percent. But who's counting, I am honoring my body. And I encourage my clients and friends to do the same.
So since doing the challenge, I have more energy and focus. I've eliminated my mid-morning snack.
My blood sugar feels more steady. And it takes less than 15 minutes to make. Of note, I don't plan on eating this every morning - but it is that good that I could. Unfortunately, eggs are number three on the list of food allergies (after wheat and dairy) - so I can still maintain a bond with my beloved green smoothies a couple of days a week.
(adapted from the Superhuman Breakfast Challenge)
2 pasture raised, organic eggs
2 cups of kale, collards, chard, or spinach, chopped
1/2 to 1 small to medium sweet potato, diced, peel optional
1 cup of shittake mushrooms
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of sauerkraut
(bubbies, wildbrine, or homemade)
1/2 of avocado, diced
himalayan sea salt
nutritional yeast (optional)
**optional broccoli, tomatoes, or fresh herbs
1. Steam sweet potatoes for approximately 4 minutes in a steamer basket, then add in green of choice and mushrooms. Steam until potatoes are tender and greens are bright. Remove from heat.
2. At the same time, make eggs. Add eggs to water. Once there is a boil, cook for 5-7 minutes for soft yolk and longer for cooked yoke. Run under cold water. Peel and half.
**Alternatively, make eggs overeasy with some ghee or coconut oil.
3. Assemble. Place greens, sauerkraut, and eggs on a plate. Top with nutritonal yeast, salt, pepper, and diced avocado.
If you want to do the challenge, check it out here.
I would love to hear what you would add to this Superhuman Breakfast, because let's face it our lives these days demand Superhuman Energy.