Avocado: It’s What’s For Breakfast

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on January 29, 2015
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Oh, avocado. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways: We love you in our sandwiches, we love you on our salads, we love you on our burgers. In fact, we love you so much that we’ll happily pay up the extra $2 it costs to add guac to our Chipotle burrito.

If you can’t tell, we love avocado a lot. Which is why we’re all for eating avocado in the a.m. hours. Packed with healthy fats and B vitamins, this ultra-nutritious fruit makes a tasty addition to your breakfast spread. Come morn, take a much-needed break from your usual ho-hum cereal or yogurt and try one of these seven unique breakfast ideas, starring—you guessed it—avocado.

Baked Avocado Egg “Boats”

Now here’s a fun breakfast idea: Fill a halved avocado with a cracked egg and bake in the oven until the yolk sets. Then, top with crumbled bacon (because bacon makes everything better). Now, eat directly out of the avocado. Delicious, right? Oh, and did we mention that this meal is 100 percent Paleo-approved? It’s a win-win.

Framed Cooks

Framed Cooks

Spinach, Kiwi and Avocado Smoothie

Avocado…in a smoothie? It may sound strange, but give it a go; the natural creaminess of avocado imparts a smooth richness to your smoothie, eliminating the need for milk or other dairy products.

Baker by Nature

Baker by Nature

Skinny Fried Egg and Avocado Toast

Imagine a dippy, runny egg yolk combined with creamy avocado and whole-wheat toast. Sounds amazing, no? Well, this healthy breakfast stars a tried-and-true combo for an end result that’s simple yet unforgettable.

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Simple Green Moms

Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Conventional wisdom would have it that pizza is strictly an afternoon/evening food, but we emphatically disagree. Case in point: This healthy avocado breakfast “pizza” from Honest Cooking. A hearty, whole-meal flatbread is topped with creamy lime-spiked avocado, a fried egg, pea shoots, and pink peppercorns for a fancy-looking breakfast that takes minimal time and effort to create.

Honest Cooking

Honest Cooking

 Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

Chocolate and avocado are an unlikely duo, but this unique smoothie proves that the two ingredients together are a bona fide dream team. This creamy drink combines unsweetened cocoa powder, almond butter, banana, and half an avocado for a healthy sweet treat that tastes just like a milkshake.

Nutrition For Us

Nutrition For Us

Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins

Now here’s a life-changing food swap: Swap avocado for butter in your baking to slash calories and fat from breads and muffins. Genius, no? The Fit Housewife gives chocolate chip muffins a healthy makeover thanks to whole-wheat flour, very little added sugar, and no butter.

The Fit Housewife

The Fit Housewife

Poached Eggs & Avocado Toast

In this bright, beautiful breakfast, a soft boiled egg is perched atop creamy avocado toast and complemented by fresh heirlooms tomatoes. Poaching an egg might seem like a daunting task to a newbie, but Pinch of Yum’s helpful step-by-step tutorial will help you master the technique like a champ.

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