Chilli Avocado Toast

A fab post-workout snack. Full of protein and high in healthy fats. I always crave something delicious like this after a work-out.

It’s quick and easy to make and as a breakfast it makes a nice change from everyday toast or cereal.

More post-work out food coming soon.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 Hunks of sourdough bread

2 teaspoons butter

2 eggs

1 avocado

Sprinkle of dried chilli flakes

2 wedges of lemon

dash of vinegar

Crunchy salt and cracked black pepper to season

Method

Cut yourself off two hunks of bread. I like sourdough but you can use what you like. I’m wincing at the thought of pale, limp, thinly sliced bread as this is so much better with a good sourdough fresh from the bakery.

Heat a small pan of water and bring to the boil.

Toast your bread and while its toasting chop up your avocado or slice it whatever you prefer.

Just before it pops up crack your eggs into the simmering water and poach them. I add a dash of vinegar and swirl the water which I find keeps the eggs in one piece. Keep an eye as this bit happens really quickly.

Once your toast is done butter it and top with the avocado, remove your eggs with a slotted spoon and place on the avocado. Sprinkle over your chilli flakes, season with crunchy salt and cracked black pepper and serve with a lemon wedge which is delicious squeezed all over.

TIP: Avocados are delicious cut in half and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, vinegar and salt and cracked black pepper. Another perfect post-work out snack.


Baked Honey and Cinnamon Pears

This is such a lovely breakfast when you fancy something a bit different. You can keep it low fat by switching to low fat greek yoghurt and only having a sprinkle of granola. It reminds me of sitting on the terrace in Greece eating breakfast in the sunshine overlooking the sea.

Ingredients

Serves 2

2 conference pears or any type you prefer

4 teaspoons of runny honey

2 cups of greek yoghurt ( I switch to low fat greek yoghurt and it’s still lovely)

teaspoon of cinnamon

sprinkle of granola

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180C

Chop the pears in half and place skin side down in a baking dish. Drizzle with the honey and sprinkle over the cinnamon.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve with the yoghurt and a sprinkle or two of crunchy, nutty granola.

Tip: Beautiful with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut and a drizzle more honey.

Fact: Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. I love cinnamon and sprinkle it on porridge, crumbles and stewed fruit.