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Ornish Spinach and Mushroom Egg White Scramble Recipe

Serves: 4
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 10 min
Ready: 20 min

Good morning, sunshine! Filled with onions, mushrooms, and spinach, this sprightly scramble starts the day off right. Smoked paprika, one of our favorite ingredients, combines the sweetness of mild paprika with a gentle natural smokiness. As a garnish, it adds a savory edge to this scramble, but feel free to use chopped fresh chives, chopped fresh herbs like basil, tarragon, or parsley, or some diced red bell peppers.


1 ½ CUPS onions diced
4 CUPS white mushrooms sliced
¼ CUP water
½ TEASPOON turmeric
½ TEASPOON garlic powder
¼ TEASPOON freshly ground pepper, divided
1/8 TEASPOON fine sea salt
1 ½ CUPS egg whites from approximately 8 eggs
4 CUPS baby spinach leaves
Smoked paprika for garnish (optional)


1. In a large 12-inch sauté pan over medium heat, combine onions, mushrooms, water, turmeric, garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender, onions are translucent, and all moisture has evaporated, about 7 to 10 minutes.
2. Add egg whites and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until egg whites are opaque.
3. Just before the egg whites are fully cooked, fold in the spinach. Continue cooking until spinach is wilted and any excess liquid has evaporated. Taste for seasoning, adding additional salt if desired. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, if using. Serve immediately.

Shopping List:
Medium onion (1)
White mushrooms (8 OZ)
Ground turmeric
Garlic powder
1 dozen eggs or 1 ½ cups liquid egg whites
Baby spinach leaves (3 OZ/4 CUPS)
Smoked paprika (OPTIONAL)

For more Ornish recipes, visit the online Recipedia.

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