This is a spin on your classic egg benedict recipe that uses bacon and poached eggs on toast with a hollandaise sauce. This is a healthy spin if I may add. Instead of the creamy hollandaise sauce that is not as calorie friendly, we are using creamy avocado instead. We ditched the bacon because the combination of a nicely poached egg with creamy avocado is yummy enough.
Avocado is that one fruit that everyone talks about because of the healthy fats that they contain. Avocado is very rich in monounsaturated fats, the kind of fats that you want to put into your body. They are also packed with a lot of dietary fiber and other vitamins and minerals such as B-vitamins, vitamins K, E and C, and potassium and copper. All of these nutrients together can provide your body with a lot of ammunition to maintain and improve your digestive health. Avocados like most other fruits and vegetables also contain antioxidants that can help protect your cells against the harmful effects of free radicals, damage and can play a positive role in reducing your risks of heart disease, cancer, and other severe diseases.
Eggs are a staple on breakfast tables but some of us are concerned about the amount of cholesterol in eggs and stay off them because of the misunderstanding of the negative impacts that cholesterol might have on our blood pressure. But now scientists have learned that saturated fat has more to do with high blood pressure than cholesterol in food. So eggs with all the other nutrients they contain should remain as part of your healthy diet. The egg is a powerhouse of disease-fighting nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids can help reduce your risk of age-related macular degeneration, which has been found to be the leading cause of blindness in older adults. The choline content in eggs can also aid your brain’s development and memory.
For more tasty avocado recipes check out this guacamole dip.