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Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 22
Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Don’t give up on the idea of a creative, yet quick keto breakfast. This keto smashed avocado breakfast recipe is so easy you can do it on a weekday – even if you’re running late.

OK, so it’s not exactly a grab-and-go granola bar. But it’s much better for you and much more satisfying.

If you have got a little more time in the morning, or just plain love avocado, then find more foodie inspiration here.

Checking for Ripe Fruit

If you eat a lot of avocado (and why wouldn’t you?) you know there’s an art to knowing when they are ripe and ready.

You have to learn to feel it out. Using the palm of your hand (not your fingers) gently squeeze the fruit. If it’s not ready, it will feel pretty firm.

Ripe avocados give to gentle pressure. They may appear darker than their unripe counterparts, but it can be difficult to accurately eyeball it.

On the other hand, the overripe avocado will feel mushy. Open these bad boys and you’re likely to see brown spots. If it’s spoiled, it will smell rancid. Sadly, you missed your chance.

If you have firm fruit at home and you don’t want to wait 4-5 days for nature to do its thing, you can speed things along by placing the avocado in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana.

How to Make Smashed Avocado

Step 1:

When making this keto smashed avocado breakfast recipe, you have to make sure your avocado is ripe. Remove the stone and scoop out the flesh.
Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Step 2:

Like guacamole, this smashed avocado dish tastes better with a dash of lime.
Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Step 3:

If you have cilantro, then chop up a bit as well.
Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Step 4:

Combine everything together in a small bowl, smashing the avocado together with the lime juice and chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Step 5:

Serve with some soft-boiled eggs and ham for a complete breakfast.

Get your “millennial” on and go full hog with avocado toast (swap out regular bread for keto toast) and all the trimmings.

Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe #keto

Keto Smashed Avocado Breakfast Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 large ripe avocado, stone removed
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 soft boiled eggs
  • 4 slices of prosciutto or ham


  1. With a spoon, scoop out and then smash the avocado in a bowl until it’s pretty mushy.
  2. Add the lime juice, chopped cilantro, olive oil, and salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Soft boil 4 eggs.
  4. Serve together with slices of ham.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 2 g


  • Calories: 402
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 24 g
Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.