This recipe was sent to me by one of my wonderful friends Jaclyn, I made it, I loved it, so I thought it only fair to share it. It is super easy, you can make a big batch and keep it for the week’s brekkie, a snack on the run, an accompaniment with your dinner or with a nice big salad for lunch. The veggies in this are a great addition for a fast nutrition injection.
Now let’s talk about eggs…. In a world full of misinformation about nutrition, most people mistakenly think that the egg yolk is the worst part of the egg, when in fact, the YOLK IS THE HEALTHIEST PART OF THE EGG!
By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you’re essentially throwing out the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg. Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids (EFAs).
In fact, the egg whites are almost devoid of nutrition compared to the yolks. Even the protein in egg whites isn’t as powerful without the yolks to balance out the amino acid profile and make the protein more bio-available.
Keep in mind, even though this seems like a lot of eggs, this makes about 6-8 serves so you are not even having more than one egg at a time! 2 at most! I eat about 3 whole eggs a day normally so don’t have a freak out.
2 cups of roasted (or steamed) sweet potato or pumpkin
1 cup raw broccoli
1 grated zucchini
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped roughly (OPTIONAL) or you could use smoked salmon like I did.
Blitz the roasted sweet potato or pumpkin and the broccoli in the food processor. In a bowl beat the eggs lightly, add broccoli mix, zucchini and bacon (if using) and mix well to combine.
Pour into a small baking dish or lightly greased muffin tins and bake on 180C for about 30mins. Mine is crazy green because I got lazy and blitzed all the veggies together and I added some kale (don’t tell Trav) and some parsley I found in the fridge that was on it’s way out so it went in too. Enjoy!