High Protein Power Eggs
Some years ago, I ditched my steel-cut oatmeal and chose to eat more eggs for breakfast.
However, if I just eat eggs by themselves, I’m hungry again in about 30 minutes. I would also be missing the fiber and antioxidants I receive from my wild blueberry and tart cherry oatmeal.
Therefore, I came up with Power Eggs, a high protein, high fiber, highly nutritious version of scrambled eggs.
Here’s how to make enough for two people.
- 4 jumbo or extra large organic eggs
- ½ red onion chopped
- 1 cup yellow squash cubed
- 4 mini sweet peppers
- 2 cups chopped lacinato kale
- ½ cup frozen wild blueberries (or fresh in season)
- 1/2 medium avocado sliced
- Garlic salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 spray olive oil cooking spray
- Rinse and chop all the vegetables to a size in which they’ll cook quickly. I’m old fashioned and chop all of the following by hand, but if you have one of those handy dandy food choppers then feel free.
Tip: I always de-stem my kale. Some people complain that kale gives them gas and this is usually from the tough fiber in the stem that causes this, so I eliminate it.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet or wok on medium heat with a spray of olive oil cooking spray. Add chopped veggies and sauté until they soften to your preference. (About 5-7 minutes for me.)
- About a minute before you add the eggs, add the blueberries, garlic salt, and black pepper.
- Add the eggs and gently scramble into the veggies. Some people are afraid of whole eggs. But whole eggs are far more nutritious than egg whites.
- Cook until the eggs are firm to your liking.
- Slice the avocado, divide power eggs into two equal portions, and plate. Garnish with 1/2 of the avocado on each portion.
- Serve and devour!
How to improve Power Eggs
You can add any of your favorite veggies to this recipe, and feel free to experiment with different combinations.
I live next to a Mexican farmers market and often throw in cilantro and whatever is seasonal into this recipe for an added twist.
Aim to make your Power Eggs as colorful as possible for the most antioxidant benefit.
Yeah, about the blueberries, some may find this strange, but trust me, they are hardly noticeable yet provide a lot of antioxidants.
Tip: I always buy wild blueberries because they have just about double the antioxidants of cultivated blueberries.
You can also top this power eggs recipe with a little hot sauce of your choice for even more flavor variation.