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Recipe: Avocado and scrambled eggs

This recipe is great for a pre-exercise meal and will help fuel your workout.

You should eat around two to four hours before any exercise and consume between one to four grams of carbohydrates per kilogram in bodyweight for pre-workout. For post-workout, you should aim for one gram per kilogram of bodyweight.

For protein, you should aim to eat between 0.25-0.3 grams per kilogram in bodyweight before exercising and for optimal protein synthesis after exercise, try to consume 20g. More than 40g will not provide and additional benefits.

Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ozcan Esen, and Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc(Hons) students have helped put together this recipe.

If you try making it at home, post your image on social media with the hashtag #WPNutrition.

See below for our avocado and scrambled eggs recipe.

Avocado and scrambled eggs ingredients to make one serving

  • 2 slices of whole toast
  • 2 eggs
  • Half an avocado
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Crack two eggs into a mixing jug.
  2. Pour eggs into a hot frying pan and scramble.
  3. Smash half an avocado and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  4. Spread avocado on toast (no need for butter) and add eggs.

Nutritional information

  • Calories (kcal): 516
  • Carbs (g): 60
  • Protein (g): 24
  • Fat(g): 30

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