While many popular breakfast items are filled with carbohydrates and refined sugar, what you really should be eating first thing in the morning is healthy fats and protein.
This avocado baked egg combination is ideal for kick-starting your metabolism and getting your systems running smoothly after a long night of sleep.
If you still feel tempted to bite into a frozen waffle or sugar-filled muffin, just remember that you’re also more likely to spike your blood sugar levels.
Instead, they actually cause blood sugar fluctuation and rebound sugar, making you more likely to crave larger portions of sweet and fatty foods throughout the day.
If you’re looking for the perfect easy breakfast, look no further.
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Avocado Baked Egg Recipe
Just pop them in the oven as you put your suit on and you’ll be energized for a full day at work!
- 2 eggs
- 1 avocado
- Spices of choice (turmeric & paprika work well!)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 425°F.
- Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove the central seed with a spoon.
- Use the spoon to scoop out a in each half.
- Crack an egg in each avocado and sprinkle with turmeric and paprika.
- Place on a baking sheet and cook until the eggs are done (15-20 minutes).
- Garnish with fresh chives, a pinch of salt and a crack of pepper.
- Serve and enjoy!
An average egg contains between 6-7 grams of protein and is chock-full of essential nutrients. Plus, it’s low in calories and overall fat.
Eggs contain high levels of iron, vitamin E, folate, selenium, and every single b-complex vitamin (1). Some eggs even contain healthy omega-3s.
Other important nutrients include thyroid-boosting iodine and brain-healthy choline. They also contain lutein, which is essential for maintaining vision health and 50% of your daily requirement of B12, which helps prevent heart disease (2).
Eggs are a source of complete protein, meaning they contain all 9 essential amino acids, which help build and repair body tissue and cells, maintain healthy muscles, boost immunity and maintain fluid balance.
The Cholesterol Question
Eggs used to be boycotted by health professionals for its high cholesterol content. Today, researchers know better and understand how vital cholesterol is for brain health, hormone balance and cell maintenance and repair (3). In addition, eggs contain HDL, the good kind of cholesterol.