The weekend is coming! How about an easy-going brunch? Especially suited for profiting from those ripe, cheap and healthy avocados from your local farmers market!
Preparation time: 15 minutes from start to table.
Serves 2 hungry brunchers.
1 Avocado, ripe
2 Eggs, boiled
Fresh ginger root, 1cm, peeled and grated, or cut into small pieces
Olive oil, just a dash
Your favourite herbs (I use dried basil, thyme and oregano)
Pepper, a bit of salt (optional)
Bread of your choice, I use 4 small slices of wholegrain bread with various seeds
Boil the eggs for 10 minutes until hard boiled. Cut the avocado in half across (cut around the pit) and then separate the two halves with your hands. Scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl using a spoon or fork (throw away the peel and the pit). Once the eggs are boiled and peeled, add them to the bowl with avocado. Mash egg and avocado together using a fork until you get a smooth mixture (chunks are okay!). Add the small pieces of ginger and mix them through. Add a dash of olive oil and then season with pepper, salt (optional) and dried herbs. Enjoy on a slice of bread and with a glass of freshly blended fruit juice (yum) or a cup of tea.
Benefits of Avocado Egg Ginger Brunch
Ginger is one of my favorite super foods. It works wonders for your immune system, is anti-inflammatory and can help you beat off a cold. Some people use it to ease symptoms of nausea (one study reports it is even better than Dramamine), even in pregnancy. Some patients with rheumatic disorders report relief of pain upon ginger consumption. There is evidence that ginger has anti-carcinogenic properties, for example in ovarian cancer. Overall, eating ginger regularly is definitely a good idea to improve your health.
Avocados – surprisingly, avocado has also been shown to have cancer preventing properties and can even help against sun-skin damage. But even if there was not for that, it can give a healthy shine to your skin and hair due to its essential fatty acids. Enjoy!