The Perfect, Easy Flat Beach-Belly Breakfast

As summer approaches, people are beginning to freak out about getting in shape for the beach! Clean, healthy eating paired with exercise is the key to a lean, fit body! But what foods should you be eating? Let's talk about breakfast for a bit.

Breakfast, as everyone knows, is the most important meal of the day! You'd be surprised by how much breakfast can affect your body's shape and metabolism. This is why it's very important that you get something into your system within an hour of waking up that's healthy and energizing. 

The Secret Easy Breakfast

After trying out various complicated and complex breakfast recipes, I fell in love with the most simple one and it is surprisingly delicious. 

Toast , eggs, and avocados.

Yep, it's that simple, and it's really that delicious! I'm actually surprised that I'm sharing this with you but I couldn't resist. This recipe is just so healthy, easy, and tastes amazing!

Let's break down what makes the three ingredients and see why they're healthy for you.

EGGS

Although eggs are highly criticized for having a high cholesterol level, they also offer incredible health benefits that you can't just ignore. Let's start with choline, a nutrient that promotes healthy brain function. Eggs carry very high level of nutrients and they kick-start your brain's activity in the morning! Ever heard of macular degeneration? I'll put it in easy terms for you: blindness. Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin, chemical antioxidants that have the possibility of keeping your eyes healthy and preventing blindness.  

And of course, we can't forget that eggs are also a great promoter of natural protein! Eggs carry around 6 grams of protein a piece at a low 75 calories per egg. You can't beat that!


AVOCADOS

Yes, avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, but it's the healthy kind! Did you know avocados are currently being studied by scientists because they think that avocados might actually help prevent cancer? It's true! In a recent study, scientists found that the nutrients in avocados might actually help slow down the growth of prostate cancer cells. They also found that avocados are packed with antioxidants like lutein, vitamin E and beta-carotene. 

The Recipe 

EGG AND AVOCADO TOAST- CLEAN EATING
Adapted from Rachael Ray
Serves 1

egg, beaten with a splash of water
1/4 avocado

slice whole wheat bread


Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add a little oil to pan. Add  the beaten egg; season with salt and pepper and scramble. I like to scramble my eggs with a rubber spatula. I pull the edge of the egg towards the middle of the pan (from all sides of the pan) and let the runny uncooked egg roll into the area you just pulled egg away from. Continue to cook the egg by repeating the process of pulling the egg to the center of pan until done.

In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork and season with salt and pepper (add a little Tabasco if you like heat) and spread on toast. Top with the scrambled egg.