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
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.
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