Two Yummy Recipes
Getting in a healthy breakfast can be particularly difficult. Traditionally, breakfast foods are high in carbohydrates such as bagels, cereal, muffins, etc. Or they are filled with sugar such as fruit juices, smoothies, waffles and such. One little green fruit that might help save the day and is often overlooked at breakfast time is the almighty avocado. The avocado is an egg’s best friend, adds creamy nutrients with low carbohydrates to a vegan smoothie, and serves as a delicious spread on whole grain toast.
Try some of these delicious and nutritious breakfast recipes:
Poached Eggs with Avocado and Lox
- 2 warm poached eggs
- A handful of arugula, spinach or micro greens
- Juice from ¼ of a fresh lemon (or lime)
- 2 oz of lox (can use smoked salmon, poached salmon or chicken if preferred)
- ½ ripe avocado, sliced
- Two thick slices of tomato (½ inch)
- Can garnish with other fresh vegetables, chopped onion, capers, etc.
Assemble by tossing the greens in the lemon or lime juice and very lightly season with salt and pepper. Top with the sliced tomato and avocado. Add the lox, and top with the poached eggs. Garnish as you like, such as adding chopped onion or capers.
Roasted Egg and Avocado
- 2 eggs
- 1 ripe avocado
Preheat oven to 400. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit (but not the skin), and slice off a small portion of the back just so that the avocado will lay flat. You may beat the eggs (one per avocado half) or choose a sunny side up version as you prefer.
Next, place the avocado in a baking pan, pitted side up, lightly add salt and pepper to the avocado, and then add your egg. If you’re using a large, ripe Florida avocado, there will be plenty of room for a full egg naturally once the pit is removed. If you’re using the smaller Hass avocado, you may need to scoop out a little of the center to make more room for the egg.
Season the egg as you like, such as adding hot sauce, diced green onions and bell pepper, chili powder, etc. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the egg is set. Enjoy!