Come May, I can’t stand to look at another bowl of oatmeal. Eager for berries and the summer harvest, I feel ready to revamp my breakfast routine. That being said, my breakfast has to feel simple or I’ll never stick with it. Here are three of my favorite, festive spring breakfast ideas to refresh your routine!
Greens are in season in the spring and using them as the base of your breakfast wrap is a great way to get some veggies into your first meal of the day. Try greens like butter lettuce, collards, romaine, kale or chard and stuff them with a variety of ingredients like scrambled or hard-boiled eggs, leftover cooked or raw veggies, avocado, quinoa, rice and beans.
Another great way to get some veggies into your morning routine, frittata muffins offer mix and match versatility. Line a regular muffin tin then whisk up 8-10 eggs. Fill each muffin well with your favorite ingredients. This is a great meal to make as a family because each person can make there own creations. Frozen veggies work wonders as there is no cooking involved and you can choose from anything in the freezer.
Try This: add frozen kale and broccoli to each well then sprinkle with a little goat cheese. Add egg and bake @ 375 for 20-25 minutes.
This recipe is a great example of balancing a smoothie with lots of nourishing and satisfying ingredients. Plus, I love the addition of mint, a spring-y herb that aids in digestion and boosts immune function.
Try This (makes 2 servings): 1 cup mango, 1 apple, 1 lemon (peeled), 2 cups greens like spinach or kale, ¼ cup fresh mint, 2 cups coconut water, 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, 1 cup ice.
By: Katie Cavuto, RD