Put spinach in smoothies
MateuszSiuta/Shutterstock Jump on the green smoothie trend, and add some of the vegetable to your morning drink. “Compared to kale or collard greens, spinach is a soft, less fibrous green that can add creaminess to any smoothie,” says Claire Martin, RD. “Add a cup to the blender before adding fruit. Blend with a frozen banana, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and some ice for a well-rounded breakfast smoothie that will take five minutes to make—and wake you up.” Find out seven tricks to making a healthier smoothie.
Cook spinach into eggs
Stepanek Photography/Shutterstock Start your morning off with a dose of nutrients by using the vegetable in your egg dishes. “Fold in a handful or two of this dark leafy green right before you go to fold and flip your omelet,” says Paul Salter, MS, RD, CSCS. “Or, you may consider sauteing in a pan with salt and garlic before adding a few eggs atop and scrambling to your desired consistency.” Here are more ways to make your egg dishes even healthier.