ONE OF OUR go-to natural health pros, Dr. Shelley Young, told us that one could never eat too many avocados. Boy, were we glad to hear that.
Avocado toast is something of an obsession around here. Let’s politely call it a “staple” in our diets. There’s nothing quite like a perfectly salted slice of toast “buttered” with the rich green fruit – and we can’t get enough. Avocados are rich in monosaturated fat, fiber, vitamin C and B6. Avocados also contains more potassium per weight than bananas – a key mineral in a balanced, alkaline diet.
With no excuses in sight to slow down our avocado toast obsession we thought we’d equip readers with a few ways to mix up the morning staple. Find our list of favorite toast combinations below and take your morning habit to higher heights!
START WITH YOUR IDEAL TOAST.
Not all toast is equal (read more about it here and here.) We love sprouted sourdough bread. It’s flavorful and easier to digest than many other breads. But do your thing – find the toast that’s right for you: whether gluten-free, sprouted, naturally soured, or even that strange European, packaged Mestemacher bread (it’s also one of our faves.)
AVOCADO TOAST COMBOS WE LOVE:
Goji berries or pomegranate arils: add antioxidants, color and a little sweet and sour flavor
Grape tomatoes, sea salt and pepper: add flavor, color and minerals, pink or grey salt are best
Bee pollen with shredded carrots: an energy boost and extra vitamin A
Quinoa and edamame or chickpeas: add protein and minerals with ancient grains and beans
Walnut halves or pistachios chunks: add texture, fat, fiber and minerals
Arugula or shredded kale with oil and salt: always more greens!
Blueberries: add a little color with health-boosting antioxidants
Cabbage or cured cabbage: add fermented veggies for extra probiotics
Sliced red pears: add a little juice and a major of extra vitamins
More ways to mix up our favorite breakfast can be found over on The Chalkboard.
Photo: Megan Converse