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Smooshed Avocado Toast – Oh How I Love Thee

Jun. 4th 2013

I’ve been obsessed with Smooshed Avocado on Ezekiel toast for quite some time.  It is one of my go-to breakfasts when the weather gets warm.  Not only is it quick, easy and portable but best of all…it’s super healthy!

Why I love avocados and random fun facts:

  •  “alligator pear”
  • Avocados are a nutritional powerhouse providing a good amount of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E and B vitamins, except B12.
  • Avocados are a phenomenal source of potassium.  Phenomenal as in as much potassium as 2 bananas!  Other beneficial minerals that avocados contain include copper, magnesium and manganese.
  • Avocados are perfect for keeping blood sugar steady as they are low glycemic.
  • Added to salads and salsas, avocados triple the absorption rate of  fat soluble carotenoids (powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients).  Carotenoids are instrumental in fighting cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration that result from damage caused by free radicals.
  • During the 90′s low-fat/no-fat craze, avocados got a bad rap.  Yes, avocados are high in fat – the heart healthy mono-unsaturated fats that the average American lacks in their daily diet.  Regular consumption of avocados has been shown to reduce total cholesterol, LDL (lousy cholesterol)  and triglyceride levels while raising HDL (happy cholesterol) levels.

Go ahead and pick up a couple of avocados at the store.  You don’t need to worry about whether it’s organic or not.  The thick skin protects the fruit inside.

Smooshed Avocado on Sprouted Grain Bread

Smoosh about 1/2 onto a toasted slice of bread*.  Top with a sprinkle of sea salt.  Tomato slices are pretty awesome too!

*I prefer sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel, but if you have a more traditional palate, ensure that your bread is free of  the toxic chemical potassium bromate by avoiding anything that says “enriched flour”.

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Posted by Deborah Buell | in Blog, Brunch, Healthy Eating, Recipes | Comments Off

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