- 3 whole eggs
- 1 tomato (chopped)
- 1/2 cup spinach (frozen)
- 1/2 avocado (sliced)
- pinch of salt & pepper
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
1. Heat oil in frying pan. Add frozen spinach as it takes longest to cook.
2. While spinach is cooking, whisk eggs, chop tomato, and slice avocado.
3. Add whisked eggs, salt, pepper and chopped tomato to spinach in the pan and spread evenly around the pan so the egg covers the whole base of the pan.
4. As eggs begin to set, use a spatula to carefully loosen edges around the pan. Add sliced avocado on top (sprinkle mozarella or parmesan if desired).
5. Put pan under a heated grill until eggs on top are set.
6. Remove and serve!
Simple breakfast recipe full of protein and healthy fats for those who have time to cook in the morning. Literally takes no more than 5 minutes if you are efficient enough.
I sometimes cook this the night before if I know I have an early start, so I simply cut into pizza-like slices and store in the fridge to be heated the next morning.
As you may have noticed (see nutritional info below) this meal is highest in Protein and Fats. Good fats of course, you’ll be hearing lots more on these as we go along. You might be wondering why this is, seeing as one of my last posts were telling you to eat carbs! Hippocrit eh?
Well, when I say to eat carbs, I don’t mean at any given opportunity. Carbs are best eaten around your workout/training times. The main reason is to RE-FUEL!! You don’t even need to focus on a pre-exercise carb meal (unless you have endurance training planned), as your muscles store glycogen (carbs) to be used up during exercise. So, the main thing you have to think about is getting those used carbs back into your body post-exercise.
This is why I have a high protein/fat breakfast as I want my body to use fat as it’s energy source throughout the day. So we must eat fat to burn fat basically. This goes for us who train in the evening, obviously this would change for those who train early morning. Again, another in-depth post will be written on this soon.
For now, if you train in the evening, this is a perfect breakfast example for you!