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Wednesday 22 May 2019

Avocado Breakfast Burger : LCHF

Breakfast anyone? A word of warning you will definitely need a knife and fork when you eat this burger! Yes, it's made using avocado in place of a bun … what a wonderful swap!

(makes one burger)
1 ripe avocado
1 egg
2 bacon rashers

1 red onion slice
1 tomato slice
1 lettuce leaf
1 tbsp. low carb mayonnaise
Sea salt, to taste

Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)

1. Place the bacon rashers in a cold frying pan. Turn the stove/hob on and start frying the bacon. When bacon beings to curl, flip it with a fork. Continue cooking the bacon until it is crispy.
2. Remove the bacon from the pan and crack the egg into the same pan, using the bacon fat to cook it. Cook until the white is set but the yolk is still runny.
3. Slice the avocados in half width-wise. Remove the pit and use a spoon to scoop it out of its skin.
4. Fill the hole where the pit used to be with the low carb mayonnaise.
5. Layer with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, and fried egg.
6. Season with sea salt.
7. Top with the second half of the avocado.

8. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, (optional).
From an original idea here

One of these for breakfast really does set you up for the day … deliciousness on a plate … enjoy !

Avocado's, some people love them where others may not, but they are certainly full of good nutrients. Eddie and I do enjoy them and they are often in our menu plans.

"Here are 20 great reasons why you should fall in love with avocado too (if you haven't already!):

1. They fit all diets!
No matter what eating guidelines you follow, the humble avocado works for all!

2. They're nutrient dense
Avocados are packed with beneficial nutrients to enhance the nutrient quality of your meals.

3. Avocado makes an awesome spread
Substitute butter and margarine for a healthy spread of avocado. You'll boost your nutrient intake, and it tastes great!

4. Boost your fruit intake!

Not much of a sweet tooth? Avocados are actually a fruit, so they count towards your fruit intake! 

5. You'll never need a substitute 
Avocados are always in season so you can enjoy them all year round! 

6. They're super versatile 
Known for guacamole, dips, and other savoury dishes, yet avocados are appearing more and more in sweet dishes too. Think chocolate mousse, ganache, smoothies and ice cream!

7. They're low in sugar
They may be a fruit, but they contain less than 1g of sugar per ounce!

8. Avocados make great baby food!
They're firm enough for tiny fingers, yet mashable and soft enough to be gentle on gums. Rich in healthy fats, fibre, and other nutrients, it makes a great addition to your baby's first foods.

9. They're full of healthy fats
Over 75% of the fat content in an avocado is great for your heart! In fact, having more of these healthy unsaturated fats is better for your heart than eating low fat!

10. Avocado boosts your eye health
Avocados contain 81mg of lutein & zeaxanthin, antioxidants known to support eye health as we age.

11. An avocado is an edible bowl for your favourite fillings!
Simply cut an avocado in half, and fill with all sorts of things, from sauerkraut and salsa to diced roast vegetables, a few spoons of curry or bake an egg in it!

12. They nourish your brain and nervous system
A serve of avocado contains 3.5g of unsaturated fat required for healthy brain and nervous system development

13. They make a great fat substitute in baking!
Swap butter or coconut oil for pureed avocado. You won't taste it, trust us!

14. They make all things creamy and delicious!
Need something to be thicker, creamier, like say, a decadent chocolate mousse, or healthy banana thick shake? Add some avocado!

15. They'll keep your cholesterol on track!
Battling a cholesterol problem? Avocados are the richest known fruit source of phytosterols, a natural plant compound that competes with dietary cholesterol absorption.

16. Avocados contain nutrients essential for a healthy pregnancy
Containing folate, vitamin E, B vitamins, iron, choline, and fibre, they're great for both yourself and your growing baby throughout the entire pregnancy, from conception, birth and beyond.

17. They have more potassium than a banana!
Bananas are known for their potassium content, but per 100g, the avocado fruit contains 485mg of potassium, that's 127mg more than bananas!

18. They make a satisfying snack
All you need is a little sea salt, cracked pepper and a spoon!

19. There are plenty of ways to eat them
You can grill them, bake them, or eat them raw.

20. You can make ice cream with avocado!
A brilliant, dairy-free, vegan alternative to store-bought ice cream varieties, simply blend 1/2 an avocado and a squeeze of lime juice with 2 tbsp. of maple syrup and 1 cup of your milk of choice. Pour into ice block molds and freeze. Delicious!"

Most words above taken from original article by James Colquhoun here

If you don't like avocado's, then why not enjoy a Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole, see the recipe here 

Please be aware that you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Carla from The River said...

I enjoyed all the facts you shared about avocado. They are a favorite here in this house.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What an idea!!!! It does look like it would incredibly messy but in a good way. Lately I have been chopping up avocado and adding them to my garden salads.

DUTA said...

Avocado is very popular for the benefits mentioned by you above. As for the burger,I would add a boiled egg instead of a fried one, and I wouldn't add mayonnaise at all.

Elephant's Child said...

Definitely a knife and fork burger.

Valerie-Jael said...

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss! I MUST try this! Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This sounds marvelous, but you must keep the mayo, since I seem to get violently ill anytime I eat anything with it in it. And even though bacon sounds great, I'll pass on that, too. However, I absolutely LOVE avocados.

Keep the seeds and skins. Cut them up and place in boiling water. Allow to "steep" about an hour. Remove from heat and strain. Add any fabric you want to turn a nice pale shade of pink. Maybe that white blouse you were no longer fond of, for example.

kathyinozarks said...

oh my this sounds delicious! thanks pinning this one Kathy

Chatty Crone said...

I love love love avocados - but mine never come out nice like that.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I do love avocados....I wonder whether cutting them the long way for this sandwich might work better.....?

Sandi said...

I just got back from the store. I could have gotten all of these ingredients...sigh...but I didn't. This looks good!

Martha said...

I should eat avocados more often!

Tom said...

...a green delight.

William Kendall said...

That sounds different.

Catarina said...

: ))

Christine said...

I love avocado!

Lowcarb team member said...

Dear fellow bloggers,
Once again, many thanks for all your comments above …

The joy of any recipe is that it can always be amended, changed slightly to make it more to your style and taste. So yes, for those who do not like or tolerate mayonnaise give it a miss, and you can certainly try slicing the avocado long-ways … or if you are not fussed by having a bun looking avocado, just slice it.

However you enjoy your avocado, don't forget to include them on your next shopping list :)

… and to dear Elizabeth, many thanks for the vegetable dye tip :)
(or should I say fruit dye tip as an avocado is actually a fruit)

All the best Jan

Susan Kane said...

My 13 yr. old gr-daughter is a carb addict and her mom has called her on it. This would be perfect for her, except for the bacon.

Iris Flavia said...

That´s clever!!! Sometimes ALDI has ripe avocados, I´ll keep my eyes open, thank you!

Margaret D said...

Not my cuppa tea.
However, the photo does look appetising.

Jo said...

Certainly different, not like any burger I've ever seen but much healthier.

Marco Luijken said...

That's looking not only delicious, but it looks very nice.
To eat this kind of food, will be a real party.

Greetings, Marco

Sue said...

Aaargh there's not many things I don't like, but avacado is one of them lol x

CJ Kennedy said...

An interesting take. I saw a similar idea for making a sub (hoagie, hero, grinder) sandwich using a cucumber in place of the roll.

Teresa said...

Me encanta el aguacate y está hamburguesa se ve muy buena. Un beso.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What great info. We are eating some avocado every day now! It's SO good for you!

sandy said...

wow - amazingly delicious looking.

Caty said...

OOhh I adore avocadoes !! This is a so good breakfast, yes like burger... Thanks so much for sharing this recipe Jan.
I wish you a very nice Friday,
Big hugs, Caty

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Só de olhar fiquei deliciado.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

angela said...

Yummy. Added to list xx

Magic Love Crow said...

I love avocados and I love this post! Thanks so much Jan!! Big Hugs!