By now you're probably tired of hearing how breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- but this tired piece of advice couldn't be more true! Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and helps you be alert and awake throughout the day.
For a one-two punch of omega-3s in your breakfast, try this recipe for a low-carb, fibre-rich meal: a baked egg in an avocado.
What are Avocados good for?
Avocados are often called “alligator pear,” which is very descriptive because it tends to be shaped like a pear and have green, bumpy skin… like an alligator.
The yellow-green flesh inside the fruit is eaten, but the skin and seed are discarded.
- Avocados are very high in essential vitamins and minerals, including fibre, vitamins K, B5, B6 and vitamin C, folate and potassium.
- One avocado can have twice the potassium of a banana, which helps balance your potassium to sodium ratio. Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels.
- Avocados have very little sodium, and are low in fructose.
- It is one of the few fruits (yes! It is a fruit!) that will provide you with "good" monounsaturated fats. A medium Haas avocado contains about 22.5 grams of fat. Yes, avocado is a high fat food. But they don't just contain any fat...the majority of the fat in avocado is oleic acid, which is also the major component in olive oil.
- Eating avocados helps maintain cholesterol levels already in the healthy range and lower your risk of heart disease.
- It enables your body to more efficiently absorb fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, in other foods eaten in conjunction.
Not only are these baked eggs in avocado easy to prepare but they are packed full of everything you can possibly need for a healthy sustainable breakfast.
Who would have thought? You can bake your eggs right in avocado halves for a healthy breakfast option to kick off your day on a healthy high note.