Why we love avocado for breakfast and 9 creative recipes to try

Avocado and breakfast are a match made in heaven! Try some of these delicious avo breakfast recipes packed with nutrients and healthy fats.
Published 27 January 2021

Reasons to have an avocado breakfast

Avocados are nutrient dense, rich in 9 mono and polyunsaturated fats, and naturally low in sugar and sodium. Half an avocado can provide the average adult with 5g of fibre – 17 per cent of your daily needs – and has valuable levels of folate, and vitamin K and E.

Try avocado in the obvious salads, dips and canapés, but also experiment: add it to a green smoothie with kale or spinach; swap the traditional tomato gazpacho for an iced ‘avo’ gazpacho; and try using avocado as a butter replacement in baking. And of course, our favourite way to enjoy avo - for breakfast!

How to slice and dice an avocado

1. Using a sharp knife, cut the avocado in half lengthways by cutting around the stone.

2. Place the half with the stone in one hand and scoop out the stone with a spoon.

3. Either peel off the skin or scoop out the flesh in one piece with a spoon.

4. Cut the flesh into cubes or slices or mash with a fork. Discard skin and stone.