Avocado Toast

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Think of avocado as a dairy-free alternative to cream cheese. It’s relatively mild in flavor, and packs plenty of healthy fats that will leave you feeling full longer than if you were to just eat a plain piece of bread. You can also use it on top of a whole grain bagel or English muffin.

Here are a few health benefits associated with eating avocados:

  • Avocados have more potassium than a banana. Research that increased potassium may help to lower blood pressure levels.

  • The main type of fat in avocados is oleic acid, which has been associated with reducing inflammation and may have a protective effect against breast cancer.

  • Avocados are high in fiber, which may help to promote weight loss and feed the gut-friendly bacteria in your intestine.

  • Eating avocado may help to significantly lower cholesterol levels.

  • Avocados may help you to better absorb nutrients from other foods particularly cartenoids found in brightly colored red, orange, and yellow foods. (Like tomatoes!)

It’s also my experience that avocado toast makes a properly combined meal (because avocados can combine as a starch or a fruit), so it will leave you with plenty of energy to carry on with your day. It can also help with weight loss, since avocados are loaded with fiber and satiating fats!

Avocado Toast Toppings

Once you have the avocado mashed on top of your toast, you can add a variety of toppings to spice up your routine. Here are a few of my favorite options:

  • Sliced tomato & sea salt* (simple & my favorite!)

  • Everything Bagel seasoning*

  • Hummus & radish slices

  • Salsa & fresh cilantro*

  • Fried egg (this combination will keep you full for hours)

  • Smoked salmon & chives (think of it like a bagel)

  • Roasted vegetables & feta

  • Sliced cucumbers & green onions*

  • Roasted sweet potatoes*

  • Roasted tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, red onion, or squash* (like leftover Ratatouille veggies)

Robert Brown