RECIPE: Everything Egg Avocado Yogurt Bowl

Did you know certain foods can actually lower your levels of cortisol, the primary stress hormone? While helpful when released in short-term stressful scenarios, long-term release of the hormone leads to inflammation and increased blood pressure.1 So lowering cortisol is best controlled with an anti-inflammatory diet, full of foods high in vitamin B, magnesium, protein and fermented foods. Here’s a recipe for cortisol de-stressing, boasting Greek yogurt, quinoa and olive oil in addition to eggs and avocado.


  • 1 cup plain full fat greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice, farro, or quinoa
  • 2 eggs, soft-boiled, poached, or fried
  • 1  avocado, sliced
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons everything bagel spice, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup arugula or micro greens
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh chopped chives, basil, or dill, for serving


  1. Spread the yogurt between 2 bowls.
  2. Top with brown rice, eggs, and avocado.
  3. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. Sprinkle with everything spice.
  5. Add a handful of greens.
  6. Drizzle each bowl lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Enjoy!
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1 Cleveland Clinic,

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