Mushrooms are great for the skin as they contain zinc and vitamin D. Zinc is great to help balance the oil production in the skin (sebum) and vitamin D is excellent to help the turnover of the skin cells. Combined with the powerful antioxidant and iron content benefits of spinach and protein of the eggs, this is a great meal at anytime of the day.
I tend to have this as a breakfast now and again when I need something to keep me going throughout the day.
Plus you can always have it in a flatbread or on toast for some extra filling.
Mushroom and Spinach Omelette
1 tsp. chilli infused olive oil
2 Portobello mushrooms sliced thinly
Large handful of fresh spinach
½ tbsp. grated parmesan or cheddar cheese (optional)
Pinch of dried thyme
Pinch of salt
Grinding of black pepper
1. Preheat the grill to high
2. Add the oil to the pan and allow to heat up
3. Add the sliced mushrooms and thyme then cook until all the water from the mushrooms has evaporated
4. Whilst the mushrooms are cooking beat the eggs in a bowl and add the salt and pepper
5. Add the spinach to the pan and cook for a minute or so until wilted.
6. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set to one side when they have cooked through
7. Add the beaten egg to the pan and swirl the pan until it covers the base. Arrange the spinach and mushrooms on top and sprinkle the cheese over the top (if using)
8. Turn the heat off the hob and put the pan under the grill until golden and cooked through.