Peach Breakfast Parfait with Avocado Cream

August 7th, 2012 at 7:07 am
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Eggs and I have had somewhat of a turbulent relationship. Over the years, I’ve gone on and off with them. It seems that as soon as I start eating them every few days for breakfast for a month or two, I start to get an upset stomach on a regular basis. Then once I cut them out for another few months, I reintroduce them and we get back together just fine.

I think they’re going to be one of those “moderation” foods for me. I just can’t eat them every day, or even every other day. Like some people enjoy coffee only on Sunday mornings, I think I’m going to have to be an eggs-once-a-week kind of gal. As much as I love them, they just don’t always love me back.

I’m not going to fight it. By listening to my body and reacting accordingly, I’m saving myself from a whole lot of stress (and stomach aches…). I’ve learned over the years that not stressing out about what I can and cannot eat is so much better for me spiritually and physically in the long run.

So eggs are off the table for now. Which means that breakfast just got a whole lot more interesting.

I’ve had a lot of fun the past few weeks coming up with new egg-free breakfast options. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

  • A couple of chicken sausages with steamed kale, carrots, salsa, and a piece of fruit
  • Leftovers from dinner
  • Wild salmon with steamed veggies and some avocado slices
  • A bowl of fruit with diced avocado and shredded coconut on top
  • Fruit topped with this grain-free granola and splash of almond milk
  • Smoothies!

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Avocados are my savior food. When I just can’t eat another chicken sausage, I turn to avocados for substance and nutrients first thing in the morning. Last week, I woke up craving something light and refreshing (but still satisfying). A few minutes later and I was snapping photos of this parfait on the front porch. It’s almost like a play on a yogurt parfait, swapping avocado lime cream for the yogurt.

With breakfasts like this, I don’t miss eggs in the least. Someday I’ll add them back into my weekly breakfast rotation, but for now I’m happy playing with other ideas.

What do you eat for an egg-free breakfast?

 

Peach Breakfast Parfait with Avocado Lime Cream

Serves 1

 

1/2 medium ripe avocado, pitted

3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or 1 tablespoon full-fat coconut milk and 2 tablespoons water)

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

5 drops liquid stevia (or to taste) or 1-2 teaspoons honey

Pinch of sea salt

1 medium peach or nectarine, pitted and chopped

Chopped nuts, for sprinkling on top

 

Scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl of a small food processor (fitted with the steel blade) or blender. Add the almond milk, lime juice, stevia or honey, and salt. Process until thick and creamy, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Place 1/3 of the chopped peach in the bottom of bowl or glass. Top with half of the avocado cream. Add another 1/3 of the chopped peach, then the remaining avocado cream. Complete the parfait with a final layer of chopped peach and a sprinkling of nuts.

Grab and spoon and dig in!

Comments

  1. This sounds amazing Hallie – I love the added lime!

    I have a low tolerance for eggs, too, so it’s rare that I would have any for breakfast. My go to is still smoothies, but I also do rice cakes w/ nut butter, vegan waffles, homemade granola, fruit, or homemade sausage w/ roasted veggies.

  2. Peaches are my favorite fruit right now and I’ve always loved avocados. I’ve never made avocado cream…..I’m giving this a try tomorrow!

  3. Love this! Coincidentally, I’ve been eating something quite similar the past couple weeks–the creaminess of avocado is really incomparable. Yum!!

  4. After trying a zillion different pancake mixes, I finally found a vegan and GF one I live. It’s by ecoideas (google them) and its their Kokomo line, buckwheat version. Made with mung bean flour, they are fluffy and solid- lots of fiber and protein. I usually add a few drops of vanilla cream stevia and some squashed banana. When I’m not doing a sit down breakfast, I usually have a smoothie and a piece of toast or a homemade cereal of mixed items: puffed quinoa, raw buckwheat, sunflower/pumpkin/Sasha inchi seeds and dried fruit with almond or rice milk. And fruit of course. When someone says “let’s go out for breakfast!” my heart sinks. Lunch, dinner, I don’t look like an idiot eating salad… ;)

  5. i love receiving these wonderful recipes ! thank you!! i am inspired yet again to create healthy, delicious food for my self and family.

  6. I’m digging this parfait! I love avocados and it’s absolutely beautiful. I would love this for breakfast! Right now, I’m kind of in a state of breakfast confusion – I just recently have cut back on grains again, and at the same time, don’t do well with too much animal-based protein, so I need a grain-free, protein-rich breakfast that doesn’t involve meat. This might just do it!

  7. Kim: Great! Enjoy. :)

  8. Kirsten: Wow, breakfast at your place sounds amazing! :)

  9. Beryl: Thanks for stopping by! Glad you’ve found some inspiration.

  10. Alta: It really does make for a unique breakfast that breaks out of the mold a little bit. Hope you like it! :)

  11. I love eggs – but even so, I only have them a couple times a week, at most. Not because they upset my system, just because, well, I guess I like a variety! Then again, who really knows, maybe if I did eat them every day, I’d have a different story to tell. Anyway, this looks great. I agree, avocados pack such a great nutritional punch and are so satisfying!

  12. Yum! I can’t do eggs either so it’s nice to see another option. These would be fun to build with the kids too!

  13. Stephanie said on August 8, 2012 at 3:55 am

    This is such a great recipe! We are an egg-free family, and breakfast is hard. I also do not eat any dairy, soy, nightshades, grains or gluten – so breakfast usually is a smoothie or leftovers for me. I can’t wait to try this! I just grabbed some ripe avocado at the Co-op today.
    Thanks, Hallie!

  14. What a fun idea!! I love peach and avocado salsas so why not pair them like this for a breakfast! Such a fun idea!! My kiddos would love this one too. I am always on the hunt for new ideas for breakfast these days!

  15. What a fantastic idea! Love it. Easy to eat in the morning – I am not big into heavy stuff right off the bat!

  16. Hallie,

    If you had told me a year ago that you would have me craving a peach parfait with avocado for breakfast…

    Being a GF blogger has opened my eyes and awakened my taste buds to a whole new world of possibilities. Love the addition of pistachios!

    Shared on my Facebook page :)

    xoxo
    Laureen

  17. This was truly delightful! Wonderful balance of creamy, velvety, bright and a bare touch of sweet to balance with the crisp, fresh peach. I think I might even make this as a snack for my son’s school! I really loved this… thank you!

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