Avocado Toast

Sometimes you just have to do what the avocado tells you to do. It is quite a fickle fruit (yes, it’s a fruit – a berry in fact). Avocados love to ripen at either the best or the worst of times. Sometimes you have a perfect week where one ripens each day consecutively and then some days all 10 ripen at once and you have to scramble to be creative. But, no matter the hassle avocados put us through, there are a ton of us that would do anything for their creamy goodness.

Last night, I was having a dinnertime conversation with my family about chocolate. I blurted out that I didn’t trust someone that didn’t like chocolate. (I mean, really?) But, what about avocados? How can you NOT like an avocado? They taste amazing, are extremely versatile, chock full of nutrients, super creamy and can even be used on your skin. I mean, come on?

Avocados can be eaten in guacamole, used as a spread in sandwiches, baked into cookies, brownies, pies or pancakes, transformed into gelato, chopped over a salad, made into a salad dressing or a pasta sauce, blended into a cold soup, spread onto toast and even eaten with a fried egg and a spoon.

So many ways to eat something that is delicious and…

  • has more potassium than a banana which can help reduce blood pressure
  • is high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a heart-healthy fatty acid which can help with reducing inflammation
  • full of 25% soluble (helps you digest your food) and 75% insoluble fiber (makes you feel fuller)
  • helps reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides and raise good cholesterol
  • helps your body better absorb the nutrients from all the foods you eat
  • can reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • full of antioxidants and vitamins

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When my avocados ripen just in time for Taco Tuesday, we celebrate with guacamole. When there is bacon and fresh tomato available at the same time, we do a BLAT. Man that was a great sandwich….

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But, the rest of the week, I use the sweet creaminess for avocado toast. It actually amazes me how fulfilling one slice of toast and half an avocado can be.  It tastes delicious and keeps me satisfied. Not only that, but there are many ways to jazz up your avocado toast. Here are some of my favorite ways to eat avocado toast:

The Basic – avocado and Everything But The Bagel seasoning (If you haven’t tried this seasoning yet, you MUST get it. Like now. It is delicious on just about anything. Well, maybe not ice cream. But, OMG):

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The Breakfast – avocado and a poached egg:20190413_085029

The BATT – bacon, avocado, tomato, toast (I suppose some sprouts would be awesome on this too!):20190411_090139

The Dessert – avocado strawberries and a drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar:20190413_141337

I actually ate the breakfast and the dessert today because when your avocado is ripe, you gotta do what you gotta do. There is nothing more delicious than a perfect avocado toast for all your different moods.

Clean plate club for me when avocado is involved.

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Happy Toasting!

 

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