Mornings are hard. Period. Rushing off to work 5 days a week leaves little time for actually making breakfast, or enjoying it for that matter. Although I love making healthy breakfasts ahead of time (see my chia seed pudding recipe here), I do love to sit down and actually enjoy my breakfast at home once in awhile. That’s (one of many reasons) why I love the weekend! I actually have time to prepare something for myself on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Avocado toast is that something. #brunching
The first thing you should know is that I LOVE avocados. Like, on everything. For real though, I eat 4-5 by myself every week. I initially heard about avocado toast on a podcast I was listening to a few weeks ago. When I heard it mentioned, I immediately thought to myself, “that sounds like something I should try ASAP”. So I did, and it is sooooo good. Like, get in my belly good. Honestly, why didn’t I think of this?!
Avocados are packed with fiber and healthy fat. A medium avocado has about 10 grams of fiber and 15 g of monounsaturated fats (don’t worry, those fats are good for you)! Fiber keeps you full and boosts your metabolism, and those healthy fats protect against inflammation and heart disease. #superfood #yespleeease
Anyways, back to the main point.
Avocado Toast….It’s creamy. It’s filling. It has endless possibilities of toppings. It’s like, perfect. And it’s stupid easy.
Side note: Use a fiber-packed bread to stay full even longer. I use Dave’s Killer Bread, which is a local Oregon company. If you don’t use Dave’s Killer Bread, look for a bread that is 100% whole wheat with at least 2-3 g of fiber per slice. Two slices of bread plus 1 medium avocado = 16 g fiber. Click here for 5 Reasons You Need More Fiber. If you want to lose weight, then trust me, you need more fiber!
Anywho, here’s how I make my favorite avocado toast:
- 2 slices Dave's Killer Bread
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/2 tomato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 basil leaves, chopped
- Throw both slices of bread in the toaster.
- While it's toasting, mash up an avocado in a bowl.
- Dice up tomato and mix in with avocado
- Add salt and pepper to taste (you don't need much), and mix avocado mixture thoroughly.
- Once bread is finished toasting, spread 1/2 of the avocado mixture evenly on each of the slices.
- Top with chopped basil leaves.
What are your favorite avocado pairings? Comment below!