The best, balanced breakfast includes protein and healthy fats. What better way to do that than with eggs and avocado? Came across this recipe I love avocados AND eggs so I had to try it. What better time of the year than fall when you're maybe looking for something a little heartier and warmer for breakfast.
This combo is awesome with tons of healthy benefits. Like what, you ask?
Avocado improves your digestion because it’s so high in fiber. It’s also a natural detoxifier. This detoxification helps regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Avocado is also great for your heart because it helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Avocados also contain fibre, potassium, vitamin E, folic acid, and magnesium.
The vitamin D found in eggs promote bone health, and prevent osteoporosis and rickets.
Eggs are full of protein, vitamin A( (which improves vision), vitamin B2 (which helps aid in digestion), vitamin B12 (which helps produce red blood cells), ( and vitamin E (which helps reduce your risk of cancer).
Add spices like turmeric, cayenne and paprika to it and you've got an extra power punch.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, lowers risk of heart disease and helps prevent cancer.
Paprika contains Vitamin A which aids in healthy cell development, Vitamin E which promoted healthy blood vessel functions, and iron.
Cayenne pepper aids in tons of things from digestion to migraines to allergies to joint pain and more.
So, here's the recipe.
salt and pepper to taste
Turmeric to taste (optional)
Cayenne to taste (optional)
Paprika to taste (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°C
- Slice avocado in half and remove the seed.
- Spoon out some of the avocado to make room for the egg, and press avocado into baking sheet to give it a flat bottom and prevent it from falling over.
- Crack one egg in each half of avocado and add salt and pepper (and any other toppings of your choosing, I like paprika, turmeric, and cayenne).
- Put baking sheet with avocado halves into oven and cook until your eggs are done to your liking.
If you're watching calories or like a lighter breakfast, just eat one side of the avocado egg. I made the entire recipe but I ate half and my husband ate half because I don't typically eat a huge breakfast.
The top of the egg was all nice and crunchy and some of the white leaked onto the sheet I baked it on but it was very tasty by itself.
I served mine up with a side of fresh berries and coffee. Delicious!