Breakfast Recipes

Avocado Plantain “toast”

Plantains

Plantains are rich in potassium, magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6.  Plantains also contain fiber which can help with digestion.  They are high in complex carbohydrates making them lower on the glycemic index!  This means that they will not cause as big of a blood sugar increase as other carbohydrates.  They are a wonderful gluten and grain free option to utilize to refuel with carbohydrates.  Consuming cooked plantains post workout is when your body will utilize this energy boost or refuel the best.

In general, plantains have a relatively bland taste but are transformed into some pretty delicious meals.  Popular dishes include tostones, plantain cakes, and fried plantain chips.  Plantains can be prepared many different ways, including:

  • Baked
  • Boiled
  • Grilled
  • Roasted
  • Fried
  • Steamed
  • Dehydrated

 

In this recipe we pair the carbohydrates with healthy fats (avocado) and protein (eggs).  Add as many eggs you desire.  One egg contains roughly six grams of protein.  We’ve topped this meal with turmeric and black pepper!   This dynamic duo is responsible for some amazing anti-inflammatory benefits and antioxidants.  Read more about turmeric and black pepper here.  

 

 

Avocado Plantain “toast”

Serving Size: 2 people

Ingredients

Instructions

    Plantain Toast:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Peel plantains and place in Ninja Food Processor
  3. Add 2 eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg
  4. Blend on high until smooth
  5. Line pyrex with parchment paper and place plantain mixture in dish
  6. Bake for 25 minutes
  7. Avocado & Eggs:
  8. Once plantain toast is done, cut in half for two pieces of "toast"
  9. Spread half of avocado on each piece
  10. Squeeze juice of lemon over avocado
  11. Cook desired number of eggs over easy and place on top of avocado
  12. Top with turmeric, black pepper, and salt
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References

Plantains, cooked Nutrition Facts & Calories. (n.d.). Retrieved February 06, 2017, from http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2031/2

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