Bacon Avocado Egg Bomb…is the Bomb

Talk about a delicious and mostly healthy breakfast!  The Bacon Avocado Egg Bomb is something you have to try at least once –  and then I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last time you make it.

Ingredients are simple; 1  egg, 1 avocado and 2 slices of bacon*

*You can substitute turkey bacon, but you will need 3 – 4 pieces for one egg bomb and I should warn you that it is a little trickier to wrap and cook.

Directions:  (youtube video attached at the end of this post)

  • Boil 1 egg approximately 6 minutes (depending on your egg preference.)  This will leave it slightly runny.  Immerse in a bowl of ice water for approximately 1-2 minutes.

 

 

  • Slice the avocado in half.  Remove the skin and the pit.  If the pit wasn’t exceptionally big, you may need to spoon out a little more avocado to fit the egg.

 

  • Place the chilled egg inside the avocado and press the two halves of the avocado back together.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Wrap the two slices of bacon around the avocado (see video at the end of this post) and pan sear until the bacon is cooked.  Be attentive and turn frequently so the bacon cooks evenly.

 

 

 

 

  • Once the bacon is cooked to your preference, remove from pan, slice in half, and enjoy!

 

 

 

This gives you protein, your healthy fat of the avocado, and well I’m not going to sugarcoat this – it’s bacon so you have your unhealthy fat too.  You could totally use turkey bacon if you want to keep it healthy – yawn!   But as I mentioned, it’s a little tricky to wrap the avocado and keep it on while cooking. The flavor was great though, it might just not look as pretty as the real deal.

 

My husband and I split this, so really we only had 1/2 of an avocado, 1 slice of bacon and 1/2 of an egg.  I recommend boiling 1 – 2 extra eggs if you prefer a more protein-friendly breakfast.  Half of this Bacon Avocado Egg Bomb will go a long way for the morning.

This video was created by Signewantz and is available on You Tube at :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8uoH5c9Pvo&feature=youtu.be

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Recreation of a Daily Harvest Smoothie

We have recreated this yummy smoothie by Daily Harvest a smoothie delivery service. I tried the service and it was awesome but I felt like for me it was not a necessity since I like to make them myself and I have the time. If that is not you, then get the service.

Daily Harvest Cacao Avocado Smoothie

 

 

I cut up several zucchini and froze them so I could have them handy.

 

 

 

My version below:

  • 1/2 cup zucchini
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 date
  • 1 tablespoon cacao
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • Add ice and blend away

This turns into a thick, rich, creamy smoothie  -so good!  Even my 10 year old liked it- bonus!   Just don’t let them see you make it 😉

 

Beautycounter – Skincare Without All the Chemicals

We’ve all heard it before – the skin is our largest organ.  So, it’s imperative to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun.  But, what about protecting it from the products we use everyday, maybe even multiple times a day?  Have you ever really looked at the ingredients on the label of your favorite face cleanser, moisturizer, or even make-up?

Let’s start with some shocking information.  According to the FDA website, “Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products and ingredients do not require FDA approval before they go on the market.” – SAY WHAT???

Apparently the onus is on us….OR a conscientious company like Beautycounter.

Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

According to Amy McNamara, Senior Manager at Beauty Counter, “Beyond offering high performing and lux products (we have partnered with Goop, J Crew and others), we won’t compromise on the safety of our ingredients. No one should have to choose between safety and beauty. In case you are not aware, the FDA bans just 30 ingredients from personal care and cosmetic products. In the EU, they ban over 1,400 ingredients from use!  As such, we have created a never list that includes over 1,500 ingredients that Beautycounter will intentionally refrain from use in all of our products. This list includes carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, allergy irritants or simply those that haven’t been tested for safety. ”

So naturally, when Amy asked if I’d be willing to sample some of the Beautycounter products, I jumped at the chance.  I currently am using the Nourishing Cream Exfoliator and Rejuvenating Day Cream and couldn’t be happier.  The products smell wonderful and they are making my skin look bright and refreshed.  I will be definitely be trying more products from Beautycounter in the future!

Beautycounter Nourishing Cream Exfoliator

Don’t just take our word for it, read the Goop article,  “The Dirty on Getting Clean”.

And, if you’ve tried Beautycounter products, be sure to comment and let us know your thoughts on the product.  Remember sharing is caring!

24-Hour Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse with Amazing Results

Twenty-four hour detox?  Four ingredients?  I could do that!  Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds, but the results were surprising – weight loss, restored energy, improved digestion, a clear-mind….oh, and a cleaner gallbladder and liver to boot!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Epsom Salts – 4 Tablespoons
  • Olive Oil light – 1/2 Cup
  • Fresh Pink Grapefruit
  • Container with lid
  • 4 packets of Emergen-C Super Orange powder
  • Close proximity to a bathroom

Instructions: Continue reading “24-Hour Liver & Gallbladder Cleanse with Amazing Results”