By Carl Hanson

Wake up and get your greens! It's easy to rise and shine when you slip a little healthy spinach into your breakfast routine. This leafy green's nutritional profile really packs a punch. Spinach is a great source of vitamins, including vitamins A, C, K, and folate, along with phyto chemicals that are thought to have cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties. Spinach is also a good source of iron. So use a heavy hand when adding spinach to these top-rated omelets, muffins, smoothies, and other breakfast delights. And for more ideas, check out 5 Ways to Sneak Spinach Into Your Meals.

The best spinach recipes for breakfast

1. Baby Spinach Omelet

Tender baby spinach, Parmesan cheese, and a little nutmeg flavor this simple, delicious omelet. "It's a carb-cutter's perfect start for the day," says HOLLYJUNE.

Photo by France C

2. Groovy Green Smoothie

The fresh spinach in this fruit-filled smoothie is so mild that you really can't taste it. Think of it, it's breakfast and already you've had several servings of fruits and veggies! "A great way to get your kids to eat greens!" says mamaiscookin. "You will be amazed by this yummy fruity smoothie. Experiment with different amounts or types of fruit and make your own."

Photo by ChristineM

3. Spinach, Sausage, and Egg Casserole

Spinach and eggs mix it up with breakfast sausage and Cheddar cheese in this delicious breakfast casserole. "I love this recipe," says Jane. "It seems more balanced with about half as much sausage as other recipes. I used torn up fresh spinach and it worked well."

Photo by My Hot Southern Mess

4. Crustless Spinach Quiche

Frozen chopped spinach and shredded Muenster cheese give this baked quiche loads of flavor. Plus, there's no crust with this quiche, so it's also quick and easy to make. It's ready in less than an hour. "The best!" raves Luv2cook. "We love quiche and this one is soooo easy! Probably pretty good for those low carb diets too (since there is no crust). My hubby said it was the best quiche I had ever made, and I pride myself on my homemade quiche."

Photo by

5. Low-Carb Bacon Spinach Egg Cups

"These low-carb egg, and cheese veggie muffins perfect for on the go," says Paula Todora (Paula T). "You can make them ahead and reheat in the microwave a few seconds. A great change from the usual low-carb bacon and eggs!"

Photo by Taijah

6. Green Smoothie Bowl

Here's a spinachy smoothie bowl that's topped with berries, chia seeds, granola, and coconut. "Out of all the smoothies I've tried to date, this has got to be one of my favorites," says KGora. "I used a frozen banana too! This makes a VERY large bowl so you better be hungry or be prepared to share! Deliciousness!"

Photo by KGora

7. Eggs and Greens Breakfast Dish

This recipe features spinach, plus arugula and chard, for a triple threat of morning greens. "Start your morning off right with this cheesy egg breakfast dish, saturated with a nutritiously green medley of arugula, chard, and spinach," says Dorinda Medley.

Photo by lovestohost

Related: 10 Ways to Eat Spinach That Don't Involve Salad

8. Breakfast Chickpea Spinach Muffins

"These easy and quick chickpea and spinach muffins are a go-to for those busy mornings when you are running out the door," says Balanced Babe. "Full or vegetable and healthy fats, these muffins will help keep you feeling full."

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

9. Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

"Here's a very tasty and fluffy quiche," says KRISTINJONI. "Easy to prepare. You'll love it. The spinach can be substituted for any fresh or frozen vegetable."

Photo by Elise Marie

10. Eggs Florentine

A quick and easy recipe for eggs Florentine with spinach, mushrooms, and cream cheese. "This is a basic and elegant recipe for eggs Florentine," says Kel Kel. "Make sure not to overcook it!"

Photo by Baking Nana

11. Chef John's Spinach and Feta Pie

Here's an oven-baked omelet that's packed with spinach and feta cheese. Bacon and onions are in there, too! You'll take this eggy pie from stovetop to oven and bake it until it's just set. "This is great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, either hot, warm, or cold!" says Chef John. "Reminds me of spanakopita, the Greek spinach pastry."

12. Mushroom Spinach Omelet

Mushrooms and spinach are pan-fried with egg substitute, Cheddar, and Parmesan cheese.

Photo by KGora

Check out our collection of Spinach Recipes.