Avocados aren't just for salads, they are smart anything of day; breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I love adding some avocado to my breakfast to create a well rounded meal.
Avocados are a fantastic super food. They are high in fat, but don't let that scare you; monounsaturated fatty acids are known to lower heart disease. They also contain another healthy fat called oleic acid that helps with the absorption and digestion of nutrients such as beta-carotenoids.
Although classified as a fruit, the are low in fructose and a great source of fiber, potassium, b-vitamins, beta carotenoids and folic acid to name a few.
While I like to buy local and organic, avocados are not something you will find in New England. However, they are one of the safest conventionally-grown produce. Their thick skin protects the flesh from pesticides.
So many things to love about avocado which is why one of my go-to breakfasts aside from a smoothie is Egg Whites and Avocado over Quinoa Toast.
This breakfast comes together really quickly.
First I start toasting a slice of Trader Joe's Quinoa bread. It's a great alternative to your standard wheat toast and I really like its nutty flavor.
While that's going I start preparing my egg. I don't like waste, so often I cook up a whole egg, with yolk.
In this case, I had a recipe that that needed yolks so I reserved the whites. You can store them in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days. Much better than store bought egg white.
Prepare the egg however you like. Then top the toast with the egg. I then add my favorite salsa, Trader Joe's Cowboy Caviar, which add a ton of extra flavor without many calories. Finally just a 1/4 of an avocado sliced. If you like things extra spicy - add a few dashes of hot sauce.