Did you know avocado is a super fruit treasure that contains a wide variety of nutrients , including 10 different vitamins and minerals?! Brimming with fibre, they have more potassium than bananas, and are loaded with carotenoids & antioxidants. They have also been known to help arthritic symptoms, prevent vitamin K deficiencies, and for all of us who are striving for that perfect skin glow – look no further than in your fruit bowl. Eating avocado regularly can give your skin that beautiful “lit from the inside”, glow.
Avocado is one of those foods that has become rather trendy over the past few years and we can see why. They are beautiful, convenient & quick to eat, and a super satisfying way to enjoy positive health benefits. Need we say anymore? Some recipes are classic for a reason. They are simple, quick and above all else, delicious. We’ve added a little twist on the classic avocado toast and made a quick guide on some easy toppings to keep things fresh and inspiring!
So we’ve established the health benefits of avocado, but you wonder…. how do you turn a relatively bland avocado into a meal that make your taste buds dance ? Well, wonder no more, because once you try some of our ideas on how to put some pizzaz into your avocado, your tastebuds will love you forever! Here’s what you do:
Take your favourite sprouted bread ( ideally, make sure it’s made without oil as it will keep the calories and inflammation down and be much more nutrient dense ) and yes that means any and all oils including olive oil – but that’s a blog post for another day.
At your grocery store there will be many loaves of bread made with enriched flour, oil, and other garbage chemicals and preservatives etc. If you spend a few minutes reading the labels you will learn more about what you are putting in your body and will find that there is usually one or two brands that make sprouted bread without oil! So for maximum health benefits, any kind of sprouted, whole grain bread will do (not to be confused with “whole wheat flour”- they are not the same. Oil is not necessary in bread as it causes the body unnecessary inflammation and adds a whole lot of calories that aren’t required as the oil only adds fat with zero nutritional value. We will be diving deeper into the harmful effects of oil on the human body in a future post so stay tuned for that!
Tip : Half way through your toasting time flip your bread upside down to get equal toasting on all of the sides & edges. Make sure you don’t toast for too long or your chewy toast will get too hard. No one likes crunchy toast! Once you’ve achieved your desired level of toasting , use a fork to spread the avocado on your toast. Here’s the toppings we add-on to make our secret recipe of avocado toast.
Plant based parmesan cheese
A layer of hummus or baba ganoush
Finely chopped garlic
Have any other favourite toppings? Let us know here on Instagram and we’ll add them to our list.
Avocado is a super food and adding a few seeds and spices can turn your classic toast into a super toast loaded with many health benefits! Between the right amount of toastiness and creaminess of the avocado – avocado toast is something we reach for at breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snack time! So get toasting…Have we got you craving avocado toast? Ya we know, us too.
My Muse & I