Avocado toast, one of the favorite breakfasts of the millennials, is a beautiful, delicious, nutritious breakfast item, ready in under 5 minutes. You can make an avocado toast in an artistic way or an easy way. Both feeds the tummy, the artistic way feeds the mind body and soul 🙂 Like it or love it, this trend is here to stay!
Avocado toast has become the breakfast of the millennials for many reasons. It’s healthy, nutritious, beautiful and quick recipe fits the bill of what the millennials are looking for. It’s is for sure a good-looking breakfast :), apart from good-feeling breakfast that is healthy for your body. Truly a breakfast of the champions. This superfood has won the heart of the millennials. This trendy breakfast has become a high profile in the last few years. There are so many jokes and memes and articles being written about it.
Did you know, Americans in total spend about $900,000 a month on avocado toasts? An avocado toast price at a cafe’ or restaurant ranges from $6.78 all the way to $18 a toast!!! source:
When made at home, you won’t pay that exorbitant price. This simple, quick recipe will help you make an avocado toast in under a dollar! Let’s toast to that!!!
Avocado Toast | Breakfast of the Millennials
- 1 Avocado
- 4 slices Bread I prefer sourdough bread, but you can use any kind
- a few drops Olive oil
- a few drops Lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon Red chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon Olive oil/ butter / ricotta cheese (optional) Use olive oil for vegan version
- Toast the bread slices to your preference.
- Wash the avocado well and clean it. Slice the avocado. You can also make an avocado rose, the recipe of which is mentioned on the post. Or you can just gently mash the avocado and use it. I prefer either rose or slices.
- Spread the olive oil /butter / iricotta cheese on all of the bread slices. Top it with avocado slices / avocado rose / mashed avocado. Sprinkle it with dried red chili flakes and salt (optional). Drizzle it with a few drops of olive oil and lemon juice. Enjoy!
- Check out the rest of the blog post on how to pick an avocado, how to store it, how to make an avocado rose, and for the list of some the benefits of avocado.
- I like it best with a thin layer of ricotta cheese spread on it as the slight salty taste and smoothness of ricotta cheese go very well with the buttery taste of avocado.
- For fruits and veggies washing it well and cleaning is of utmost important, even if you don’t eat the outside skin of the fruit/vegetable. That is true for avocado as well.
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Avocado toast is one of the delicious breakfast or snack item that I love to eat any time of the day. It is also very healthy and nutritious. It is a minimalist plant based breakfast recipe which can be made either vegan or by using dairy products.
I love my avocado toast on a sourdough bread, with a thin layer of ricotta cheese, topped with avocado, sprinkled with dried red chili flakes and drizzled with a few drops of olive oil, and a couple of drops of lemon juice. You can also brush it with olive oil instead of ricotta cheese to make it vegan. For dairy version, butter is another option. The variations are endless.
How to make an avocado rose?
Making avocado rose is very simple, and it elevates your dish up a notch (or two). I have a video recipe here on my blog on how to make an avocado toast. The same post also has a text recipe in addition to the video recipe.
How to make pick the right avocado?
As we all know, it is very tricky to pick the right avocado. If you squeeze gently (gently is the key), you should feel it’s softness. If it feels too hard or mushy, it’s not the right one. Right avocados yield to the pressure and should be consumed within a day or two from that time. You may place in the refrigerator to slower the ripening process a bit.
Another way to check it is by the stem test. If the stem on the top comes off easily and it’s green beneath it, it’s a ripe avocado.
The right avocado would feel firm but soft. Avocados don’t ripen or soften while on the tree. These ripen once harvested. To fasten the process of ripening, you can store it in a brown bag along with a banana or apple or some such fruit.
How to store avocado after cutting it?
The nutrients in avocado can oxidize and turn brown soon after fleshing it, but as I have shown in my video, applying lemon juice can greatly slow down the oxidization, and keep avocado fresh for a longer time.
Cut the avocado into half, promptly apply some lemon juice with a brush on the surface of both the halves. Generally avocado needs to be used up right away after cutting as it browns fast due to oxidization. But, if you still would like to save half of it for later use during the same day or next day, the best way is to apply lemon juice, cover the one to be used later with a cling wrap and put it right away in the refrigerator. This most likely will keep it fresh for a day if it’s not over ripe. In case the next day you see some brown layer on the surface, you can easily cut out the surface part and it would be green and fresh from inside.
What other toppings or spreads can you use on an Avocado toast?
Avocado is a very delicious fruit which pairs well with many things. Some of the spreads that can be used on avocado toast are ricotta cheese, butter, olive oil, hummus etc. For the toppings, you may add some micro greens, or regular greens, shredded purple cabbage also goes well on it, alfalfa spouts is another topping that you may add.
For the sprinkles on top, I like to keep it simple by using either red chili flakes and some sea salt, or freshly ground black pepper and some sea salt or regular salt. You may completely skip the salt. I also like to drizzle some olive oil as well as a few drops of lemon juice on top of it.
What are some of the other recipes that can be made using avocado?
Guacamole is one of the most commonly made items from avocado, which has given avocado it’s fame in a way 🙂 Apart from avocado toast and guacamole, you can also make avocado smoothies, use it to make various different salads, make ice cream etc. The buttery texture of avocado makes it a very pleasant ingredient to use in many recipes.
Check out my Purple Cabbage and Avocado Salad recipe;
Avocado, Greens & Raspberries Salad recipe; Tabouleh Stuffed Avocado recipe for some ideas.
What are the benefits of avocado?
Avocado is a Superfood which is also very tasty, has so many nutritional and health benefits, and pairs well and easily with so many different ingredients. Avocados are an excellent food, loaded with nutrients, many of which are lacking in the modern diet. I have listed several benefits below. I have mainly used this article as my source of research.
These are weight loss friendly, heart healthy and, last but not least, taste incredible.
Avocado is very high in nutrition value:
Avocados are very nutritious and contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals.
In a single 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving, it contains the following Daily Value % of vitamins and nutrients: Vitamin K: 26%, Folate: 20% , Vitamin C: 17%, Potassium: 14%, Vitamin B5: 14% , Vitamin B6: 13% , Vitamin E: 10% . It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous and vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin).
This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.
High in Potassium:
Potassium is an important mineral that most people don’t get enough of. Avocados are very high in potassium, which should support healthy blood pressure levels. They contain more potassium than bananas.
Avocados are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids
Avocado is a high-fat food. In fact, 77% of the calories in it are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence.
Avocados and avocado oil are high in monounsaturated oleic acid, a heart-healthy fatty acid that is believed to be one of the main reasons for the health benefits of olive oil. The fats in avocado are also rather resistant to heat-induced oxidation, making avocado oil a healthy and safe choice for cooking.
Avocados are loaded with fiber
Avocados tend to be rich in fiber — about 7% by weight, which is very high compared to most other foods. Fiber may have important benefits for weight loss and metabolic health. It’s indigestible plant matter that can contribute to weight loss, reduce blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases
Eating avocados can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Numerous studies have shown that eating avocado can improve heart disease risk factors like total, “bad” LDL and “good” HDL cholesterol, as well as blood triglycerides.
Avocado’s fat content may help you absorb nutrients from plant foods
When it comes to nutrients, your intake is not the only thing that matters. You also need to be able to absorb these nutrients — move them from your digestive tract and to your body, where they can be used. Some nutrients are fat-soluble, meaning that they need to be combined with fat in order to be utilized. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, along with antioxidants like carotenoids. So, not only is avocado highly nutritious, it can dramatically increase the nutrient value of other plant foods that you are eating.
Avocados are loaded with powerful antioxidants that can protect your eyes
Avocados are high in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye health and lower your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Eating avocado may help you lose weight
Avocados are also high in fiber and very low in carbs, two attributes that should help promote weight loss as well, at least in the context of a healthy, real-food-based diet.
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I confess. I love avocado toast! It’s just so darn simple and super beneficial
I so agree with you 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.
Beautiful work and very informative!
Sooo good and easy! Plus it’s healthier!
Eat More Art
True. Thank you 🙂