There is a ton of research that shows you may be able to eat your way to healthy dopamine levels. Certain amino acids—specifically L-Tyrosine—is a precursor to dopamine. Here is a great dopamine-friendly recipe that is versatile enough to eat at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Poached egg with grilled asparagus and shaved parmesan
- 1 egg
- Dash of white vinegar (for poaching the egg)
- Asparagus spears (trimmed)
- Olive oil
- Shaved parmesan
- Salt & pepper to taste
To poach the egg: Take a very fresh egg (organic, if possible) and crack it into a cup or ramekin. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a light simmer. When the water simmers, add a dash of white vinegar. Slowly slide the egg into the water. A lightly poached egg takes approximately 2 minutes, while a firmly poached egg takes around 4 minutes. Remove the egg from the water and set on a paper towel to dry off.
For the asparagus: Preheat a pan on high heat. Toss the asparagus lightly in olive oil and salt and pepper. Add to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Put it all together: Spread asparagus on a plate, top with the poached egg and shaved parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- 1 oz of parmesan contains 559 mg of L-Tyrosine
- 1 egg contains 250 mg of L-Tyrosine