Amazing Avocado: 3 Summer Breakfasts , 1 Comment

No one wants to be slaving over a stove forever first thing in the morning, much less in the muggy height of summer! Our 3 simple breakfast solutions, below, all feature the mighty avocado as the base. Why is it such a great option for the first thing in your stomach in the morning? It is low-carb and naturally cholesterol-free, chockfull of healthy fats, and has a decent serving of protein to boot! There is nothing not to love about this creamy green miracle!

Avocado Toast: Whip out 3 slices of your favorite multi-grain bread (I am partial to 9-grain), pop it into the toaster oven, and then grab a small bowl. Slice one avocado in half, remove the pit and skin, and then mash it in the bowl. Mix in your desired amount of salt and black pepper, and then drop in half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes. After this has been properly combined, divide the avocado mash evenly between the bread slices, and smear it over them. Top with cucumber slivers (I like to pass mine through the mandoline to ensure conformity and delicacy), roasted red peppers, and some freshly-chopped parsley.

Avocado Egg Bowl: While many of you may have seen recipes involving baking an egg inside an avocado in the oven, I am not a fan of this method. When an avocado is heated to high temperatures, it can result in a bitter note in the flesh. For my take on this method, preserve the natural flavor of your avocado by just slicing it in half and removing the pit. Next, grab a skillet and fry up 2 eggs however you like (I prefer mine scrambled hard). Once your egg is cooked, transfer it into the hollow of the avocado halves, and then pile the rest on top. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of turmeric. Eat with a side of sliced tomatoes.

Avocado Smoothie: This fruit makes a great foundation for a creamy morning drink. Grab your blender, and pop in half an avocado (slice it a few times to speed up the process). Add 2/3 cup of almond milk, 1 overripe banana, 1/3 cup frozen strawberries, a handful of baby spinach leaves, and one tablespoon of chia seeds. Blend it up, pour into a tall glass, and enjoy the first meal of the day alfresco! 

- Maria Vasylivna