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27 January 2016

Healthy Eggs Benedict

There is nothing better than a lazy Sunday morning...

You know those perfect Sundays where you wrap yourself up like a burrito, don't set yourself an alarm and just have the best lie in of your life? Yer, I had one of those Sunday's last week. It was my first weekend off in ages and I honestly just needed the TLC. My boyfriend was off also, so whilst he made the coffee, I got started on making the ultimate guilt pleasure breakfast... with a twist. 

I love any breakfast involving eggs and I am in love with a good egg benedict. However, being on the health kick that I am, you cannot really indulge in these types of dishes every day off (especially with that gorgeous hollandaise sauce!) Lucky for me, I found a variation on it that is super healthy and still super delicious. I have previously spoken about my love for this cookbook: A Modern Way to Eat. It is so cleaver with the dishes it creates. 

This recipe uses sweet potato as a base instead of a muffin, a creamy hollandiase made out of avocado and oh course, a perfectly cooked poached egg. Are you ready to indulge?

(Serves Two)
- 2 sweet potatoes
- sea salt and pepper
- olive oil
- 1 medium red onion
- handful of spinach
- 2 eggs

- handful of hazelnuts
- 1/2 avocado
- juice of 1/2 lime 

- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. Cut the sweet potato into 1 cm slices. Lay the slices onto a baking tray and drizzle with oil and seasoning. Roast for 20 minutes until soft and crisping at the edges. 

- Place a pan on medium heat. Add a little oil and finally dice the red onion. Add the onion and fry for 10 minutes until the onions of soft. Take off the heat and set to one side.

- To make the hollandaise, blitz the hazelnuts until a crumbly paste. Chop up the avocado half and add to the nuts. Squeeze in the lime juice and add a dash of water. Blitz until until a creamy texture, adding more water to loosen the sauce in order to drizzle.

- Heat the onions again adding the spinach to cook until slightly wilted. Cook your egg as you would normally would in order to achieve the perfect poached egg.

- To assemble, stack the potatoes slices, adding the onion and spinach on top. Add your egg and drizzle the hollandaise on top. Serve to your hungry guest and yourself!

Delicious and so, so good for you!!


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