This quick and easy avocado toast and poached egg recipe will fuel your morning whatever you have in store. It's a healthy, protein-packed breakfast that the whole family will love!



Avocado Toast with Poached Egg

Breakfast...My favourite meal of the day! Not only does it kick start my metabolism but it gives me that boost of energy I need to get going. This brilliantly straightforward three step recipe is quick and easy to make but packed full of nutritional goodness. Of course this tasty dish needn't be restricted to the breakfast table. I'll often have it for lunch or as an afternoon snack but regardless of when you choose to eat it, my top tip is to add some chilli flakes from time to time. It's a great way to introduce a little variety, not to mention a little added kick!



Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado peeled, seeded

  • salt & pepper to taste

  • 2 slices whole grain bread or bread of choice

  • 2 eggs

  • chilli flakes (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Mash the avocado in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Toast 2 slices of whole grain in a toaster until golden and crispy, place the mashed avocado over the toast, top with the eggs, and sprinkle red pepper flakes, if desired.

  3. For poached eggs: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Crack one egg into a small bowl. Stir in the vinegar into the water and create a vortex with the boiling water. Lower the heat so the water creates a rolling boil at the bottom of the pot. Then, carefully add the egg to the middle of the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the egg with a slotted spoon and repeat for a second egg if desired.




In this blog series we'll cover a number of core poses (asanas) that you can practice at home and help guide you along your yoga journey. In this post we'll take a look at Viparita Virabhadrasana also known as Reverse Warrior.



The name of this pose stems from the powerful Hindu warrior Virabhadra and like many poses from the Warrior family Viparita Virabhadrasana or Reverse Warrior builds strength in the legs and spine as well as helping to increase stamina.


Instructions:

  1. Starting in Warrior II with the left knee bent, turn the palm of your left hand to face the ceiling.

  2. On an inhale raise your left arm up to the ceiling. At the same time lower your right hand and slide it down your right leg.

  3. Relax your shoulder blades and lift your chest as you come into a gentle backbend. Look to your raised hand or gaze to your back foot if you have neck or balance issues.

  4. Stay in the pose for up to 5 breaths.

  5. Come back to Warrior II on an exhale.

  6. Repeat on the other side.


Benefits:

  • Calms the mind

  • Opens the hips

  • Builds lower body strength

  • Stretches the side of the body and arms

  • Opens the chest allowing for deeper breathing

  • Improves flexibility in the spine

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