I’m going to start this blog post off by admitting that this dish is one of the nastiest looking things I’ve posted on here. I mean, look at that color! But it’s tasty, I promise. We health bloggers chug green smoothies like it ain’t no thang, so why not green breakfast cakes?
One of my goals this year is to eat greens everyday and I’ve OD’d on salads a bit and haven’t been feeling the smoothie thing for a while. Mostly because my blender is really inconvenient to use since it’s a part of my Bosch mixer which I like to keep off the counter because it’s big (and kind of unattractive) and therefore a pain to lug out of the cupboard. Yeah, true story. That prevents me from making smoothies.
So, I’ve been going all Jessica Seinfeld style and pureeing veggies to add to my dishes. I took my Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookie and just tweaked it. I removed the protein powder and walnuts and added pureed spinach. I also renamed it a “cake” instead of a “cookie” because the texture isn’t like any cookie I’ve had. And we gotta have accuracy on this blog.
Microwaveable Mean Green Breakfast Cake
inspired by the original breakfast cookie that changed my breakfast life
(Approximate nutritional stats: 260 calories, 7.5 g fiber, 12 g protein)
- 1 cup spinach (or just a big handful)
- 1 whole egg
- 1/3 c pumpkin puree (or you could sub half a mashed banana for a different flavor)
- 1/4 t baking powder
- 1/4 t NuStevia powder or sweetener of choice
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1/3 c (heaping) plain old fashioned oats
(You could also mix in milled flaxseed and/or chopped walnuts when you add the oats, but I just happened to be out of both. The nutritional stats are calculated excluding those.)
1. Using a hand blender or small food processor, thoroughly blend the egg, pumpkin and spinach until very smooth and no noticeable spinach pieces remain. Pour into a microwave-safe bowl.
Having your iPhone next to your plate for checking Twitter at 7 AM is optional.
Do you keep your smartphone by you when you eat? I do…and I admit that I do use it while I’m eating if I’m by myself (always breakfast, often lunch). I’m better if I’m dining with somebody else because I guess I have some sense of manners. I’m going to try to improve my iPhone dining habits.