Smoked salmon with avocado and purslane

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Arrange the ingredients on a plate and top with the finely chopped spring onions and dill. Drizzle olive oil over the salad, especially the purslane.

Tip: ketosis
If you would like to reach ketosis quickly, or if you can’t reach ketosis, this is an ideal breakfast – and one of the healthiest breakfasts too. It contains just a few carbs, plenty of healthy omega-3 fats from the salmon and unsaturated fats from the avocado, and lots of potassium and fiber from the avocado and the purslane. Moreover, smoked salmon contains quite a bit of salt, which comes in handy because you lose a lot of moisture during the first days of a keto diet. That’s also why drinking plenty of fluids is highly recommended. Enjoy your breakfast!

Tip: why is avocado such an ideal ingredient in the keto diet?
Avocados are not only delicious and versatile in the kitchen, they also contain plenty of healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats, and have few net carbs. They do contain lots of carbs, but most of these are fiber and do not affect your blood sugar level. Moreover, avocados are exceptionally nutritious, rich in potassium and fiber. If you leave out the carbs in a recipe and replace them with avocado, chances are that you have an ideal keto recipe. There is only one downside; as delicious as they are, even avocados can get boring after a while ;-)

View a complete keto day menu from 'Try: The Keto cure' here.

“A festive breakfast :-)”

  • 10½ oz (300 g) smoked salmon
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 bunch purslane (3½ oz/100 g)
  • 4 spring onions
  • 1 oz (30 g) dill (optional)
  • black sesame seeds (to garnish - optional)
  • 1½ oz (40 g) olive oil

Ready in less than 10 minutes
Serves 2

Per serving: 39g P (18%) / 78g F (80%) / 4g net CHO (2%)

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