Sweet Potato and Kale Hash



Serves 2

  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced 
  • 1 head broccoli, in bite-sized pieces  
  • 1 bunch of kale or chard, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 roasted sweet potato 
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  •  salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 ripe avocado

This is my exploration into the best breakfast ever. I don't mean the most delicious, but I hope the best breakfast is also delicious. I mean the breakfast that satiates me and carries me through the morning with energy, passion and focus. 

Almost all modern diets could benefit from more green vegetables! Add spinach to your omelette, avocado and cucumber to your sandwich, swiss chard in your tomato sauce and kale everywhere!!  

Find the green vegetables that you love and eat them often. Or, be adventurous and try greens that you’ve never heard of before. Check out the leafy greens page for more ideas.

For ages, I've been telling clients to sneak vegetables into every meal. But only vegetables for breakfast? I am suspicious! But here goes...



Warm oil in a large cast iron skillet.

Add onion and broccoli, and sauté until broccoli is bright green. Add kale and garlic, stir well.

Remove skin from sweet potato, and roughly chop. Stir into vegetables, add spices and mush everything up.

Taste for salt and pepper and serve with avocado.  

Right After Eating: I felt like an insane health nut. No eggs OR grains for breakfast?? However, my belly felt full (but not stuffed) and I didn't experience even a hint of food coma.

Two Hours Later: I had a meeting that pushed my lunch break a little late. In the past, this would create major food anxiety before the meeting, and I would have a snack jut to make sure that I didn't get hungry. Today, I pulled out my snack and realized that I wasn't hungry at all, so I just hopped on my bike, rode to my meeting, and came back to eat lunch a full four hours after breakfast. Way to go, veggies! 

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