Eggs in a Cloud with Green Mango Smoothie

IMG_6786Scrambled, over-easy, and hard-boiled are all really delicious ways to cook and eat an egg – I couldn’t pick a favorite, but every once in a while it’s fun to get a little creative. Recently, I tried out a new method that involves whipping the egg whites and then baking them with the yolks balanced in the middle, often called eggs in a cloud. They were really neat! The pillowy whites have a light texture, and it’s nice to add herbs, cheese, or other flavors to this part of the dish. I think a little cayenne would be great, too.

IMG_6780To accompany the eggs, I made bacon and a really fantastic and refreshing green mango smoothie.

Eggs

Here’s the list of ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup white cheddar, finely grated
  • ¼ cup blend of thyme, parsley, dill (or any combination of your favorite herbs)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

IMG_6772And here’s the method of preparation:

  • Separate the egg whites from the yolks and place in different bowls.
  • Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold in the cheese, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Using a parchment lined baking sheet, spoon 4 mounds of egg whites onto pan, and make a well in the center of each with a spoon.
  • Bake at 450F for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place one yolk in each well. Return to oven for an additional 2-3 minutes or until yolks have set.

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Green Mango Smoothie

Adapted from Thriving Home Blog’s Green Pineapple Smoothie.

IMG_6774Here’s the list of ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • ½ of a large, ripe banana
  • 1 cup fresh spinach or baby kale
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • juice of ½ lime
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tblsp chia seeds
  • 1 tblsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp honey

IMG_6775And here’s the method of preparation:

  • Combine and puree in blender until consistency is smooth. Enjoy!

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