I just had the best Paleo breakfast I’ve ever cooked! I say that every time a breakfast turns out well, “Best batch ever!”. I’m often asked, what do you eat for breakfast now you don’t eat bread?! It’s really quite easy to have a lovely breakfast without bread you know! My favourite has to be a Green and White omelette, which comes out more like a frittata. Served with ripe avocado, it just can’t be beaten. *egg joke*.
What makes it a Paleo breakfast?
It’s ingredients are simple – eggs and vegetables. Nothing processed, nothing artificial, no wheat, grain or dairy.
So, what’s in this thing?
Eggs whites, broccoli, spinach, shallot, garlic and some flat leaf parsley. You could use sprouts, kale, cabbage, courgette, asparagus, peas and or green beans. Hell you could throw all that in! I’ve tried with all sorts of green vegetables in the past but I find the combination in this recipe is the best. Try it!
- 6 egg whites
- 1 small shallot
- 2 garlic cloves (or 1 large)
- 5-6 florets of broccoli
- Large handful of spinach (or 2 if you have small hands)
- 1 large ripe avocado
- A couple of sprigs of flat leaf parsley (fresh, not dried)
- Coconut oil, or an oil of your choice
- Preheat your grill - medium to high, or 180°C or 350°F.
- Boil some water and par-boil the broccoli.
- Separate 6 eggs so you have all whites in a bowl. Set aside.
- Finely chop the shallot and garlic, sauté with a drop of oil in a heavy frying pan, on a medium heat, until brown.
- Drain the broccoli, roughly chop the florets and add to the pan.
- Add the spinach and keep the mixture moving.
- - If they mixture starts sticking, add a drop more oil or a splash of water.
- Add the egg whites, covering the vegetables, do not stir.
- Leave on a medium heat for around 5 minutes.
- Place under the grill to finish, when the white is cooked it's ready to serve.
- Serve with delicious avocado.
3 time saving tips!
Time is often precious in the morning, so here are some tips to help you make a Green and White omelette quickly!
- If you’re having broccoli the night before with dinner, set some aside. This will save you having to boil it up in the morning.
- You can separate the egg whites the night before. Keep the yolks for future use, I freeze them.
- Finely chop the shallot and onion the night before too, whilst you’re cooking dinner. You could even sauté these the night before also.
What goes well with a Paleo breakfast?
Today I washed this down with a homemade Paleo smoothie:
- Large handful of Blueberries
- 1 Pineapple
- 1 White dragon fruit
- 4 kiwis
- Coconut water
- 4 mint leaves
All blitzed together, then pushed through a fine sieve. The mint was a last minute addition but appropriately refreshing!