Healthy Eats: Avocado Egg Bake

  
Breakfast is the most important and just so happens to be my favorite meal of the day. When I have to leave home for early morning clients, I typically make a green smoothie to-go. On the days when I have the morning off or have a later start, I enjoy taking the time to make a sit-down breakfast like this delicious Avocado Egg Bake!

Avocados and eggs are the perfect combination for a morning meal as they are packed with protein and fiber, that will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Try this easy recipe and feel free to use your favorite toppings like tomatoes, basil, cheese, and bacon.

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Prep Time: 5min

Cook Time: 15-20min

Serves: 1-2ppl

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Ingredients:

– 1 medium size avocado, halved and pitted

– 2 eggs

– salt and pepper to taste 

– red pepper flakes (optional)

– 1tbs feta cheese (optional)

– 1 tsp chives (optional)

Procedures:

1 — Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2 — Scoop out a small portion of the center of each half of the avocado with a spoon.

3 —  Crack 1 egg open into each half of the avocado, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4 — Bake 15-20min, then top with red pepper flakes, chives, and feta cheese (or your favorite toppings) and serve.

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Tips: Make sure your avocado is a big enough size to be able to hold the eggs. Also, be sure to use a baking pan that can support your avocado to prevent the eggs from spilling off the side. I tried to use a tray at first and my egg was spilling so I opted for a cupcake baking pan and placed foil inside to keep the avocado halves in place.

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Healthy Eats: Overnight Oats

  
|| OVERNIGHT OATS || Loaded with fiber that keeps you feeling fuller longer and antioxidants that give you energy, overnight oats are perfect for breakfast. Take just a few minutes at night to prepare the mixture and let it sit overnight for 4-6hrs. Follow my simple and tasty recipe and modify it by adding some of your favorite fruits and toppings.

Prep Time: 2min (refrigerate 4-6hrs)

Serves: 1

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Ingredients:

– 1 handful of blueberries

– 1 tbs Trader Joe’s Super Seed & Ancient Grain Blend

– 1 tsp cinnamon

– 1/4 cup of oats

– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

– 1/2 tsp honey

– 1 cup of almond milk

– 1/2 banana slices (topping)

– 1 tsp hemp seeds (topping)

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Procedures:

1 — Stir all ingredients together in a mason jar or any other glass container. Refrigerate overnight or 4-6hrs.

2 — Add toppings or additional liquid if desired. I topped my oats with bananas and hemp seeds.

Delicious, Enjoy!!

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Healthy Eats: Berry Popsicles

  
As we enjoy the hot days of summer it is essential to stay hydrated! I remember as kid I use to love when the ice cream truck drove through our neighborhood so I could get my favorite popsicles. Most of those sweet treats however are loaded with sugar and have no nutritional value. 

No worries though… Try my Berry Popsicle recipe that is a healthy version of your favorite childhood treat. They are easy to make, tasty, refreshing, and are made with real fruit and coconut water that gives you nutrients and keeps you hydrated!

All you need is a blender and popsicle holders. I use my nutribullet to blend and I found these popsicle holders at my local dollar store.

   
 
Ingredients:

* 1/2 banana

* 1 handful of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)

* 1/2 cup coconut water

* 1/2 cup almond milk

Procedures:

1 — Place a few slices of berries into each popsicle holder.

2 — Put all ingredients together and blend using a traditional blender or nutribullet.

3 — Pour blended mix into popsicle holders, freeze for 4-6hrs, then serve.

    
My popsicles turned out great and I hope yours will too! You can always modify this recipe by using some of your other favorite fruits like lemons and oranges. Making this treat is also a fun activity that you can do with your family. Share your own versions of this recipe in the comments below.

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Healthy Eats: Skinny Banana Berry Smoothie

  

|| SKINNY || Try my sweet Skinny Banana Berry Smoothie recipe! Berries are rich in antioxidants that can help to prevent illness and fiber that keeps you feeling fuller longer which can lead to weight loss! Enjoy!!

* 1 frozen banana

* 1 handful of blueberries

* 1 handful of strawberries

* 1/4 cup of oats

* 1 cup of almond milk

* 2 cubes of ice

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On-the-Go Healthy Snack: Matcha-Avo Green Breakfast Smoothie

  

My breakfast is often an on-the-go meal as I sometimes teach clients at 8am. My current obsession is this creamy and delicious Matcha-Avo Green Breakfast Smoothie that I threw together with some of my favorite fruits and veggies.

Matcha is a powdered green tea that has antioxidants said to prevent heart disease, boost metabolism, and give you energy. You can find this green tea powder at your local health food store. I like the Organic Matcha Green Tea from Green Foods pictured below. Enjoy!

  

* 1/2 banana

* 1/3 avocado

* 1/3 pear

* 1 handful spinach

* 1 tsp matcha powder

* 1/2 tsp honey

* 1/4 cup of oats

* 1/2 cup almond milk

* 2 cubes of ice

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Mason Jar Taco Salad Recipe

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If you are looking for healthy lunch ideas then Mason Jar Salads are for you. Prepare 5 salads every Sunday and you will have a nutritious meal packed for each day of the week. Try this delicious taco salad recipe that I absolutely love!

Layer 1 — Salsa and sour cream.

Layer 2 — Tomatoes.

Layer 3 — Red bell peppers and corn.

Layer 4 — Black beans and guacamole.
(Note: Use lemon juice to keep the guacamole fresh throughout the week)

Layer 5 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 6 — Ground turkey and shredded cheese.

Layer 7 —Organic blue corn tortilla chips.

Layer 8 — Baby spinach, arugula, and baby lettuce.

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Breakfast Recipe 11/11

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– Smoothie with 1/2 banana, 1/3 mango, 1/3 pear, 2 chunks pineapple, 1 cup almond milk (serves 2, 1 serving in my jar), top with oats, granola, and pumpkin seeds.

*Bonus* — Wearing Green on the Runway from the OPI Coca-Cola Collection.

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