Eggs Florentine – Best for Energy


  • White wine vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 English muffin
  • English spinach


  • Bring a large pan of water to a vigorous boil and add a splash of white-wine vinegar.
  • Stir the water with a spoon to create a vortex, then crack eggs into the water.
  • As the water returns to the boil, turn the heat down so that it is barely simmering. Cook eggs for 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast the muffin and wilt the spinach in a pan over a low heat with a splash of water, lid on, then place the toasted muffin halves on a plate and cover with the wilted spinach.

Stats: 1175 kj, 31g carbs, 17g protein, 3g saturated fat.

The Benefit

While spinach is one of the most nutritious foodstuffs around, the body benefit it's most famous for – iron – just doesn't stand up (thanks a lot, Popeye). But while iron isn't spinach's strongpoint, potassium is, and that's what will kick-start your day.

Most commonly known as an electrolyte, potassium is also key to aiding the metabolism of sugar to glycogen, providing you with energy from the off.