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1. Baked Avocado Egg + Turkey Bacon
1 pasture-raised egg
organic turkey bacon slice
Crack egg and put yolk and some of the white into the hole of the avocado.
Place on baking sheet and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes on 400 degrees. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t over cook as ovens may vary.
Add sprinkles of chili flakes and a slice of organic turkey bacon.
Perfect for weekend breakfast or brunch!
2. Mango + Shrimp Avocado with Mint
cooked & chilled wild-caught shrimp
Just fill avocado with wild-caught shrimp, mango cubes and top with fresh mint. That simple!
3. Beet Hummus Avocado with Kale Microgreens
1 BPA-free can of organic chickpeas
2 tbsp olive oil
3-4 steamed and peeled baby beets (I get them from Trader Joe’s)
1/8 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
First, make your beet hummus by blending chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, baby beets and sea salt in blender and blend well. If you need a little more liquid to help blend everything together, use a little of the chickpea water in the can.
Scoop hummus into avocado hole and top with kale microgreens. I just love microgreens – for being cute and little, and for being a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
4. Spicy Quinoa Stuffed Avocado
1 cup quinoa
2 cups filtered water
organic salsa of choice (opt for no sugar added brand)
non-gmo blue corn tortilla chips
First, cook your quinoa. Make sure to rinse your quinoa with cool water before cooking. Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Then, reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook covered for approx. 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
Remove from stove and let stand for 5 minutes covered.
Scoop quinoa into a bowl and let it cool a bit.
Then mix in your favorite salsa.
Then scoop this spicy quinoa mix into avocado hole and top with chives and blue corn tortilla chips.
5. Arugula + Berry Salad Avocado
fresh organic blueberries
fresh organic strawberries
Fill avocado hole with arugula, fresh blueberries, sliced strawberries, and top with crushed raw pistachios.
6. Fresh Caprese Avocado
mini heirloom tomatoes
fresh mozzarella ciliegine slices
Fill avocado hole with sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, a little balsamic drizzle and top with fresh basil.