When you’re starting any lifestyle change, like switching from your previous diet to a ketogenic diet, one key to success is to keep it simple.
It’s when you feel overwhelmed or confused that you’re most likely to fall off the wagon and ditch your diet. Simplicity should be the goal, and that translates into the foods you eat and the recipes you make.
We love simple, quick smoothies or shakes for a ketogenic breakfast, like Tim Tebow’s Strawberry Vanilla Shake recipe. But on the days when you have a bit more time to cook, this avocado scramble recipe that Tim shared with us is a must-try.
It combines two of Tim’s favorites: eggs and avocado. Not only is it delicious, but both of these ingredients are superfoods with tons of health benefits.
If you make this recipe, be sure to post a photo on Instagram and tag @ketologic and #GoKetoWithTebow!
Why You Should Incorporate Eggs into Your Diet
Eggs are great on the ketogenic diet because of their naturally low-carb, high-fat nature.
They’re considered a superfood because each egg contains a little bit of almost every nutrient needed by the body. They’re a good source of many vitamins and minerals , including Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.
If you’re able to get pastured eggs or omega-3 enriched eggs, that’s even better for your health due to higher levels of Vitamins A and E .
A typical large egg has 78 calories, 5g of healthy fats, 6g of protein, and under 1g of carbs. In addition to being a good source of protein, eggs provide all the essential amino acids we need.
Another reason to eat eggs? They are a good source of choline, a nutrient that plays a critical role in brain development . It’s especially important for women who are pregnant or nursing. Eggs also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are powerful antioxidants that support eye health .
The Top 3 Health Benefits of Avocados
Now let’s talk about avocados. One of the biggest staples of any keto meal plan is this delicious, versatile, high-fat fruit. Eat them plain, use them in smoothies, or add them to salads and main dishes (especially breakfast).
Avocados are awesome for more than just their delicious flavor and creamy texture.
1: Packed with Vitamins and Minerals
Avocados contain around 20 different vitamins and minerals , including Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron and many of the B Vitamins.
One serving of avocado contains:
- 39% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of Vitamin K
- 30% of the RDI of folate
- 19% of the RDI of Vitamin B6
- 16% of the RDI of Vitamin E
Those are some pretty impressive stats that should intrigue anybody who wants to optimize their physical health.
2: Full of Crucial Healthy Fats
The majority of the fat found in avocado is oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fatty acid linked to numerous health benefits , including its ability to support heart health and fight free radicals in the body.
Like eggs, avocados also contain the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important for eye health.
3: Great Source of Fiber
Avocados are also a great source of fiber, containing about 7 grams. Fiber is important for digestive health and consuming a diet high in fiber can help support weight management.
While avocados are already naturally low-carb, the fiber works to reduce overall net carbs.
Tim shared that he eats at least one avocado a day... sometimes 2 or 3. They are great for helping you feel full and satiated, so you have the proper fuel to get through your busy days.
- 2 eggs
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
- 1 medium avocado, diced
- Hot sauce (optional)
- Dice the avocado and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs with salt and pepper until light and fluffy.
- Heat butter or olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture. Once the eggs start to cook, reduce heat to medium-low and scramble them as they cook, stirring constantly.
- Add in the diced avocados while the eggs are cooked halfway through and scramble together.
- Cook for another minute and serve warm with hot sauce, if desired.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1