Start the mornings off with a satisfying and power packed meal. This breakfast omelette is packed with protein, fresh tomatoes and spinach and served alongside a nice cup of Lipton Tea.
Marcus Aurelius remarked, “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” In other words, it is a uniquely human quality to appreciate not just the grander things in life, but the simple fact of life itself.
It is a sentiment I obviously share…except in the morning, when “being alive” feels more akin to being the “waking dead,” and when even breathing is a chore, thinking is impossible, and enjoyment and love feel almost antithetical to existence itself.
That, of course, is the reason behind my morning rituals, which serve to ease me into the flow of the day. A few minutes of quiet reading before starting my work. Positively refusing to acknowledge the unending stream of alerts from my cell phone until I’ve had my first sip of tea. Refusing to look at my computer or even think about work until I’ve had breakfast.
In other words, for me, the process of getting out of bed is an exercise in will power, placation, and mind games.
This brings us to today’s recipe, which is perfect for those mornings where I require just a little extra push, or just a little extra something to look forward to – a spinach, tomato, and mozzarella omelet, paired with any of my favorite Lipton Teas, in particular the chai tea. It’s a healthy breakfast that’s just simple enough not to dent my morning schedule, yet filling enough to both satisfy my cravings and give me a lasting boost. A quintessential power breakfast.
The omelet is a classic mix of baby spinach and freshly diced tomato folded into a blanket of eggs whipped with salt, pepper, a lashing of nutmeg, and a dash of milk. For an added layer of complexity, I toss the spinach with garlic and olive oil in a frying pan before adding them to the eggs as shown below. This pairs excellently with the Lipton Chai Tea, as I mentioned before, due to the tea’s combination of real ingredients and expert herbal blends. Served with a few English muffins topped with marmalade, and you couldn’t have a more pleasant start to the day.
However, if you need an extra bit of energy, the Lipton Green Teas are light and fresh tasting, and bear a positively delightful aroma, while giving that uplifting green tea boost. After breakfast, however, once I’m sitting at my desk, I prefer Lipton Black Teas due to their bold aromas and unique flavors, which puts a welcome twist on more traditional black tea.
Living the Gourmet
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 large beefsteak tomato – diced
- 16 oz. fresh baby spinach
- 2 cloves garlic – chopped
- Grated fresh nutmeg
- 16 oz. mozzarella – shredded
- Olive oil
- Orange – sliced thin
- Your choice of muffin
- Heat a large frying pan with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the chopped garlic and fresh spinach.
- Season the spinach and tomato with salt, black pepper and grated nutmeg.
- Toss the spinach and garlic until the spinach has gently wilted then add the diced tomato and toss.
- Set the spinach and tomato aside while preparing the eggs.
- Beat the eggs with the milk and season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a smaller, approximately eight inch frying pan, with a tablespoon of olive oil.
- Pour the egg mixture in the frying pan until it almost covers the surface of the pan.
- Gently lift the edges to spread the uncooked egg to the edges. When the egg is cooked gently flip and cook the other side for another minute or so.
- Place on serving plate and fill half with the sautéed spinach and tomato. Top with the shredded mozzarella and fold.
- Serve with the orange slices and muffin.
What are some of your morning rituals? Or what are some of your favorite quick but delicious breakfast items that you would pair with Lipton Tea? We would love to hear from you.
Enjoy with Love,
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