Caribbean Recipes: Oatmeal Fruit and BOOSTER || Poached Eggs and Mexican Kale

Summertime, and the living is easy! Quick and easy-to-prepare breakfast recipes, that are both nutritious and delicious. Start the day with energy boosters!

OATMEAL, FRUIT, AND BOOSTER MIX
Preparation time: 2 minutes. Serves: 1

Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Fresh fruit – peaches, blackberries or fruit of your choice
Plain nonfat yogurt
Local honey
Almond milk
Booster Mix (see recipe below)

Place oatmeal in small bowl and place fruit on top. Spoon yogurt over fruit and honey over yogurt. Pour in almond milk and sprinkle with Booster Mix

 

BOOSTER MIX
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves: many

Spirulina Powder
Beet powder
Ground golden flax
Walnut pieces
Hemp Seeds
Bee pollen Granules
Chia seeds
Fenugreek Seeds
Sunflower seeds

Place some of each in an airtight container. (I use one about 6-inches x 6-inches). Mix well as you place in container.

Note: I use Booster Mix on top of my cereal and also use it in my Protein Shakes.

 

POACHED EGGS WITH MEXICAN KALE
Preparation time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 8 minutes. Serves: 1

1 Egg
1/4 lb, about 2 cups kale, tightly packed
1 tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
½ inch piece of ginger, shredded or finely chopped
¼ red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained
2 tbsp Oil, Lemon Dressing (see below) 

Garnish:
1/4 cup prepared salsa (optional)
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds 

Heat water to poach egg in a pan. Fill the bottom of a steamer pot with 2 inches water and heat, covered. Remove tough part of stem from kale. Slice leaves very thinly, then to get maximum flavor, cut kale crosswise several times, into small pieces. Tightly pack leaves to measure 2 cups. Add kale to steamer basket, cover with tight-fitting lid and steam for 5 minutes.

While greens are steaming, sauté onion, garlic, and ginger in a heavy bottom skillet, until soft. Add beans to heat, then steamed kale; stir to mix. Toss with a little of the dressing. Poach the egg.

To serve: Place prepared kale on a warmed plate, top with egg, salsa, and pumpkin seeds.

 

OIL AND LEMON DRESSING
Preparation time:  minutes. Makes: 1 cup

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juie
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Very slowly pour the olive oil into the mixture, while whisking constantly. 

Hint: The dressing will become thicker and creamier the more slowly you pour the oil and the faster you whisk!

Note: The dressing may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Bring it back to room temperature before using

 

BREAKFAST PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Preparation time:  5-10 minutes. Serves: 1

½ cup coconut water
¼ cup almond milk (chocolate or plain)
¼ cup old fashioned oatmeal
3 oz plant based protein powder
1 ripe banana
1 cup (tightly packed) fresh kale or spinach
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries and/or blueberries
¼ cup Booster Mix (see recipe above)
2-inch thin slice of ginger
Piece of whole lemon
3-4 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If too thick, add water or coconut water to thin.

 

Editor’s note: Exciting news from Ship to Shore Inc. Captain Jan Robinson is publishing a new cookbook: Ship Shape – on health and wellness.

On the cutting edge of culinary adventure for the palate, this user-friendly book will represent the paradigm of nutritional health. 

This will be the 11th book in the Ship to Shore Cookbook Series. By submitting your favorite ‘clean healthy’ recipes and matching photos, you can be a contributing chef. The book will be the perfect way to supplement your culinary expertise with ideas from your peers.  Introduce your family, friends and guests to a sustainable nutritional improved way of eating by giving them a copy. 

If you would like to be included in Ship Shape, please email: [email protected] 

Capt. Jan Robinson’s Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshoreINC.com email [email protected] 

Capt. Jan Robinson
Capt. Jan Robinson’s Ship to Shore Cookbook Collection is available at your local marine or bookstore. Visit www.shiptoshoreINC.com email [email protected] Tel: 704-277-6521. Don’t miss the new cookbook added to Jan’s collection: DINING ON DECK