Breakfast Salad with Sausage – And Probiotics!

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Breakfast Salad with Sausage is a great way to start the day with an injection of flavor and extra vegetables.  You don't usually have vegetables with your breakfast, do you?  Maybe you should.  Do it like this.  And add some actual probiotics in the mix.  So healthy you may need to do something unhealthy to make up for it…

Disclosure: Just Thrive Probiotic sponsored this post with some product and a bit of financial support, but all opinions are our own.  We are personally excited about the potential of Thrive Probiotic use.  We hope to continue working with them in the future.  As always, check with your healthcare professional(s) before starting, stopping, or changing any treatments.

Spring Flowers

My favorite local flower is finally blooming:  Lilacs.  Not only do they smell amazing and look beautiful, but they're basically a sign that summer is right around the corner!  Finally.

I know how that sounds.  Whining that summer isn't here yet.  I grew up further north.  I saw -40 degree days (-40 is the same in F and C:  cold).  But after only a season or two in the gentler climate of the Okanagan (BC's wine country – which, if you haven't heard about wines of Western Canada, you are missing out, friend), I've become soft.

I've been laying on the beach some Springs here before the snow is finished melting back in my hometown.  The last few years have had even earlier than normal growing seasons.  It's easy to get used to this.  I'm spoiled now.  I have to remind myself that most people don't get to hit the beach in April…

Lilacs…  Have you ever cooked with them?  We have!  Lilac Iced Tea and Lilac Whipped Coconut Cream.  Spring in your mouth and nostrils.

Purple lilacs on white table

Spring Health

You know what else comes with Spring?  The desire to lose the winter weight.  This winter was more than most for me due to injuries and sickness.  It's convenient then, that fresh local produce and the farmer's markets start now, as well!  Time to get more fresh vegetables into me.

What meal is typically lacking vegetables?  Breakfast!  So it makes sense that we add some, right?  I made these every day for a week.  I like salads that have a warm element to them.

Just Thrive Probiotics

This is the second recipe that we've shared using Just Thrive Probiotics to make the food extra healthy and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (when was the last time you saw that word?  Is the song in your head now?  For the rest of your day and into your dreams?  Sorry 'bout that…).  It just so happens that I've also tried the first recipe, Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing with this breakfast salad.  Is “too healthy” a thing?  What about “too yummy”?  I don't think so either, which is one of the reasons Breakfast Salad with Sausage is so slick.

Just Thrive Probiotics are unlike any other probiotics out there on the market.  You can actually cook with it and the bacteria will still be alive when it reaches your colon!

I hope to interview the microbiologist, Kiran Krishnan, who came up with the formulation in the near future.  He's an inspiration, and we are very excited about their supplement and the potential for improved health through its use.  There are so many chronic health issues that may be improved by strengthening the microbiome that I had a hard time deciding what to talk about.  But, May is Celiac Awareness Month and National Digestive Disease Awareness Month, so let's mention that Just Thrive can be helpful in improving symptoms.

Just Thrive Probiotcs bottle in front of lilacs

Leaky Gut Syndrome

You've probably heard about Leaky Gut Syndrome.  Maybe you're even dealing with it.  Essentially, your gut wall, when healthy, protects against toxins and other foreign particles that shouldn't be in our bodies from entering.  But in a leaky gut, the wall is more permeable than it should be.  Toxins are able to cross which causes our immune system to respond, trying to protect us.  The result can be increased system-wide inflammation.

Systemic inflammation has been linked to many chronic illnesses (heart disease, autoimmune diseases, neurological diseases, behavioral and mental diseases, digestion issues and sensitivities.

Just Thrive claim that they can cure Leaky Gut Syndrome in 30 days of treatment with their probiotic supplement.  You can find the key study that supports this on the Just Thrive website.  This is just one mechanism of many that makes Just Thrive Probiotic a powerful supplement for improving general health.  There are many more, but that's for another time.

If you want to try it out yourself, our readers get a 10% discount when using our affiliate link and the code “primal10”.

Just Thrive Probiotic bottle in front of bush

Breakfast Salad with Sausage

There you have it!  An almost magical recipe: Breakfast Salad with Sausage – and probiotics!  Plus it's so adaptable to whatever vegetables are available – just add sausage and eggs to whatever vegetables you what to include in the salad.  Almost too many options.  I get it, I get overwhelmed by options as well.  Maybe just stick with what I've done here for now.  I'm totally looking out for you!


Breakfast Salad with Sausage – And Probiotics!

  • Author: Raj
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Breakfast


  • 1/4 cup Paleo Breakfast Sausage
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  • greens (I love butter lettuce) – enough to cover the plate
  • 1/4 cup sliced tomatoes (I suggest cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/4 avocado (cubed and sprinkled with lime juice)



  1. Melt ghee in a hot frying pan over medium heat and cook up Paleo Breakfast Sausage.
  2. Add eggs and sprinkle with salt and (optional) contents of one capsule of Just Thrive Probiotic and Thai chili pepper.  If you like runny yolks (#yolkporn), scramble the egg whites and avoid the yolks (see the video to see what I mean).
  3. Lay the bed of greens down on your plate, sprinkle with tomatoes.
  4. Add sausage & eggs, then top with avocado chunks.


It's easy to customize this recipe.  Use bacon instead of sausage, add cheese, avocados, green onions, cook in spinach and mushrooms, and top with sprouts and blue cheese yogurt dressing.

Breakfast salad with blue cheese yogurt dressing


About the Author:

I’m trained as a pharmacist, but my passion lies in changing people’s mental and physical health through amazing food… and laughter. I’ll laugh at my own jokes even if you don’t. I love food. Lust may be a more appropriate word. Prepare to get your Paleo-induced drool-on!


  1. Mom May 29, 2018 at 6:28 am - Reply

    I like the video and photography. Looks yummy!

  2. Tessa Simpson June 11, 2018 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love salad for breakfast! If you’d have asked me if that would be the case 10 years ago, I probably would have laughed at you! Molten gooey yolks with greens and warm sausage…yum!

    • Raj June 11, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      I could not agree more. I totally would have scoffed at raw greens for breakfast.

  3. Jean June 12, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Yes please! I used to hate eating veggies for breakfast but these days I need them. This looks so good and love that it’s packed with probiotics!

    • Raj June 13, 2018 at 11:36 am

      I’m not the biggest raw vegetable fan, but I dig warm salads like this! Hope you enjoy!

  4. RealNutritiousLiving June 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I love breakfasts like this! I normally cook the greens, but since it’s heating up, I’m trying your way!

    • Raj June 13, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Like, cooked spinach, you mean? I’ve never done that for breakfast, unless stuffed in an omelette.

  5. Kari June 13, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    This looks so good, I don’t know why I’ve never done a breakfast salad before, I do breakfast lettuce wrap tacos, but for some reason I’ve never done a salad before – thanks so much for the inspiration!

    • Raj June 13, 2018 at 11:41 am

      This is even easier than wraps, I think. Faster, at least. We’re on the same path!

  6. Katja June 16, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

    I love salad for breakfast, especially in the summer. YUM!!

    • Raj June 16, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      Yessss! Fresh healthy summer veg!

  7. thecastawaykitchen June 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Love a good breakfast salad, and great idea to add probiotics!

  8. ChihYu June 17, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    So healthy and delicious. Love the color too. Perfect for summer !

  9. Tina T. June 17, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Love delicious salads during these hot summer days! This one looks delicious!

    • Raj June 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      Thanks Tina!

  10. Darryl June 17, 2018 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Nothing like good quality sausages! By the way that’s so interesting about being able to cook with these probiotics – never thought that was possible!

    • Raj June 18, 2018 at 9:15 am

      How would you use homemade sausage meat in England, Darryl? Any go-to’s?

  11. Georgie June 18, 2018 at 2:38 am - Reply

    I love the idea of using probiotics in a salad! Just look at those beautiful colours <3

  12. RecipestoNourish June 18, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Those lilacs are so pretty!!! And the salad sounds delicious, such a great idea to sneak some probiotics into it and I love that you used butter lettuce, that’s my favorite kind.

    • Raj June 18, 2018 at 9:23 am

      I love butter lettuce too! That soft texture feels so nice.

      It’s too bad lilacs are around for such a short time. Waiting for next year already.

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