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Egg Baked In Avocado

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How to Make Egg Baked in Avocado

SERVINGS: 2
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES

MEAL: BREAKFAST
PREPARATION: BAKED
FOR OCCASION: BRUNCH, ON-THE-MEND

INGREDIENTS

8 g
4 whole
2 c
1 whole
1/2 tsp
2 pinch

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

1. Preheat oven to 450F.

2. Cut 2 whole avocados in half and remove the stones.

3. Scrape out the hollow slightly so it is large enough to fit an egg (it's ok if some eggs spills out!).

4. Over the avocado halves, add a squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of cumin powder.

5. Crack an egg into each of the hollows and place on a baking tray.

6. Bake for about 15 minutes, until white is fully cooked but yolk still slightly soft.

7. Remove from the oven and add a pinch of red pepper flakes, lime zest and the fresh cilantro leaves to each.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Treat yourself to 'Eggs Baked in Avocado' for your weekend brunch. This meal is so simple to prepare from the comfort of your own kitchen, but boasts a restaurant feel. Heavy, oily but still easy to digest, this dish nourishes the body and builds strength. You'll be satisfied all day after eating. It goes great with some fresh sourdough toast too!

Workout Fuel

Heavy and grounding, the combination of eggs and avocado will complement the diet of those looking to increase weight and improve muscle mass. Anabolic in nature, this recipe supports growth and development which will benefit Vata types in particular. It also has a high protein and healthy fat content, making it a great option to enjoy post-workout for muscle repair and replenishment. Smooth and creamy, the heaviness of this meal is calming and comforting. It will bring you back to earth after high intensity training.

Nourish Skin & Hair

Not only can 'Eggs Baked in Avocado' support healthy muscle development, it's also a treat for you hair and skin too! It is emollient in nature and acts as a rejuvenating tonic to the skin. The oiliness will hydrate and soothe dry or irritated skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion and, over time, lustrous locks. This meal will ground Vata, soothe Pitta but is too heavy and oily for Kapha.

AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.

Is Egg Baked in Avocado Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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OILY

ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Moves Energy:
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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Tissue (dhatu):
Muscle

MUSCLE

Muscle tissue (Mamsa Dhatu) includes muscles and ligaments.

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Fat

FAT

Fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) includes adipose tissue and sebum (skin oil).

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Egg Baked in Avocado
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.

Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Stool Softener

STOOL-SOFTENER

Softens hard and difficult to eliminate stool. Stool softeners are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Examples include warm milk with ghee.

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Nerve Relaxant Grounding

NERVE-RELAXANT-GROUNDING

Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Tonic

TONIC

A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Refreshes Skin

REFRESHES-SKIN

Flushes the lymphatic system to cool, awaken, and revive the skin.

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Diaphoretic

DIAPHORETIC

An herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.

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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Emollient

EMOLLIENT

Soothes & softens the skin. Often a topical demulcent or oil.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.

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Constituents:
Fats, Alpha Linolenic Acid, Folate, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Potassium, Vitamin E,
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Essential Fatty Acids,
Rutin

RUTIN

Rutin is a flavonoid with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Commonly used to treat conditions such as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and high blood pressure.

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Polyphenols

POLYPHENOLS

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants seen in many fruits and vegetables. There are more than 8,000 types.

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, Protein,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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, Phosphorous,
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Foods with a Similar Nature to Egg Baked in Avocado

Avocado

Avocado has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Diuretic, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Emollient, Refreshes-skin, Stool-softener

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Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic

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Tahini

Tahini has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy

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Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Skin-tonic, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Tonic

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Jackfruit

Jackfruit has these Actions in Common

Quenches-thirst, Tonic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Nutritive, Satisfies-stomach

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Lemon

Lemon has these Actions in Common

Emollient, Refreshing, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener, Diaphoretic, Refreshes-skin, Wakes-you-up

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Orange

Orange has these Actions in Common

Refreshing, Quenches-thirst, Stimulates-energy, Refreshes-skin, Wakes-you-up, Nutritive

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Eggs

Eggs has these Actions in Common

Skin-tonic, Nutritive, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Satisfies-stomach, Emollient

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Buffalo Milk

Buffalo Milk has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Quenches-thirst, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Nutritive, Tonic

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Banana

Banana has these Actions in Common

Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Satisfies-stomach, Nutritive, Skin-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Stimulates-energy

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Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Diuretic, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Tonic, Builds-stamina, Nutritive

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Egg Baked in Avocado

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Tonic, Wakes-you-up, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Refreshing, Skin-tonic

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Regular exercise

Regular exercise has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Refreshes-skin, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up, Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Refreshing

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Tonic, Builds-stamina

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic

Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Emollient, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Tonic

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Vata Shirodhara Oil

Vata Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in Common

Tonic, Emollient, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Nutritive, Skin-tonic

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Hyssop Powder

Hyssop Powder has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Nutritive, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener, Tonic

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Breathing Exercises

Breathing Exercises has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Cardiac-stimulant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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About John Joseph Immel

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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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