Not another boring brekkie

I am forever being asked about breakfast options. When I have clients looking for slightly lower carb breakfast options and want to increase satiety, I will suggest they up their protein and healthy fats. With all the new found freedoms people have been experiencing, this recipe also works well if you have had a couple of wines too many during your fond reunions.

Since I am here to help (not judge) here’s something you can prep in advance my Smoked Paprika Baked Cauliflower with Pomegranates and Avo smash (cause Melbourne!).

This brekkie also contains approx 8 grains of protein so if you add a couple of eggs you have a high protein breakfast to die for! If vegan opt for nut cheese and felafels would be a great addition to boost protein.

Makes 4 serves.


– 1 whole caulflower

– 1 pomegranate (blue berries or other tart fruit would also work)

– 1/2 preserved lemon (diced) or capers or olives

– 1 whole soft avo

– 80gms feta

– Juice of half a lemon

– sleeve of flat parsley chopped

– 1 tsp cumin seed

– 1 tsp smoked paprika

– coconut oil spray

– salt and pepper to taste

1. Prep the cauli

– Chop or rice a whole cauliflower (or buy pre-chopped)

– Blanch with hot kettle water (literally pour over in a colander)

– Dry on paper towel.

– Spray with a little coconut oil and on a roasting pan on over-proof paper (or in an air fryer).

– Dust with 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1tsp cumin and s&p to taste.

– Roast about 10-15 mins on a high temperature (200 degrees) or until golden.

2. Smash the smash

– Combine 1 soft avocado, 80gm of soft feta and 1/2 a lemon juice, stir or blend until smooth

3. Plate or put in containers

– Add your cauli first then mix in the arils of a pomegranate (of a pre-seeded box of arils), and 1/2 a preserved lemon chopped up

– Sprinkle with S&P and a handful of flat parsley per serve

Macros: with 2 eggs this meal comes in at roughly

297 calories

19 gms Protein

16.5 gms of fat

13.5 gms carbs

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