Instead of sharing a recipe, I decided to share ideas on creating a beautiful, healthy, simple breakfast for Mother’s Day.
This breakfast plate is easy to prepare with kids, healthy, colorful and nutritious. The inspiration for this meal was the colorful bell pepper eggs.
From there I chose to add a breakfast salad made with Arugula (featured below), goat cheese and LOVE BEETS. This is one of my all time favorite salads! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. The flavors of the greens, beets and goat cheese taste so delicious together that salad dressing is not necessary. Occasionally I add pine nuts, however I did not add them to this meal since there is so much other deliciousness on this breakfast plate. I added a few slices of avocado for healthy fat, and because I love avocado. I try to minimize dairy, especially from cows, so my choice for yogurt was coconut, with frozen cherries mixed in and fresh berries and mint for garnish. The eggs have a pinch of sea salt, black pepper, and rosemary from the garden. While that looks like champagne, in the champagne glass, it is in fact kombucha with a few fresh rasperries. If the lady in your life doesn’t love kombucha, golden milk is a great option. It’s base is coconut milk with honey and turmeric, perfect for fighting inflammation. I love golden milk served warm or cold. You can create a golden milk latte by warming it, blending and then adding a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Why the “rocket” green is a super green
If you ever see a salad green referred to as “rocket,” it’s simply another name for arugula, or roquette in French. Arugula is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, C (to boost immunity), and K (for bone strength), plus nutrients including folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Arugula also provides high levels of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) for raising good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol. It can lower blood pressure, increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and improve blood vessel function. Arugula is one of the leafy greens that contains cleansing properties to counteract the toxic effects of heavy metals in the body. It also has the ability to flush pesticides and herbicides from the body. Additional health benefits of arugula include healthy bones and improved eyesight. It has antioxidant properties and is good for healthy, glowing skin. Arugula ranks among the top 20 foods in the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index). The ANDI score measures vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient content in relation to caloric content. To earn a high rank, a food must provide a high amount of nutrients for a small amount of calories. For mothers who are expecting, arugula is a wonderful choice to add to your diet. It is rich in folic acid, which has been linked to decreased occurrences of certain birth defects in newborns. Arugula is one of my favorite salad greens!❤️
Wishing you health and happiness today and always!
Shelly & Teresa