Big congratulations to avocados because they’ve reached superfood status! The unique green fruit is rich in beneficial fats, protein, key vitamins, and minerals, making it one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Along with being extremely good for you, avocados are also delicious and versatile. You can throw them on a salad, stuff them with eggs, use them to thicken a smoothie, or whip up some avocado toast.
Avocado toast is one of the easiest meals you can throw together in a pinch. It’s basically just a slice of bread with avocado mashed on top. The avocado makes a great replacement to butter since it’s thick and creamy. Unlike plain toast with butter, though, recipe creators are getting quite creative with their avocado toast recipes. They’re transforming simple toast into an entire meal. The following avocado toast recipes are perfect for breakfast or lunch. Worried it won’t fill you up, though? Think again! Since they’re rich in filling nutrients — like fiber and protein — they’re bound to keep you satisfied for hours.
Note: If you follow a gluten-free diet, just swap out the recommended bread in each recipe for a gluten-free slice.
Have you ever tried a Caprese salad? Rather than mixing fresh leafy greens with various veggies, a Caprese salad is made with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil leaves. Often times, people drizzle a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top to enhance the flavor even more. If you’re a fan of this Italian-inspired salad, then you must try this Caprese avocado toast recipe! Placed on top of toasted bread and mashed avocado is fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, lemon juice, vinegar, sea salt, and pepper. The whole thing takes about 10 minutes to throw together and offers you a well-balanced meal.
If you like the idea of Caprese toast, but avoid cheese in your diet, then give this recipe a try. It incorporates roasted tomatoes, Italian seasoning, balsamic vinegar, and parsley leaves. The parsley adds a lot in terms of nutritional value since the flavorful herb is packed with antioxidants and essential oils. Historically, parsley has been used as a powerful detox remedy, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory agent. Sure, this recipe doesn’t call for a lot of parsley. But that’s ok. A little bit of this herb goes a long way!
You can easily throw together a slice or two of avocado toast and top it with scrambled, sunny side, or hard boiled eggs. If you want to turn your toast into a more nutritious omelette, though, you need this recipe in your life. Mixing protein-packed eggs, with vitamin-rich spinach, and juicy tomatoes, this avocado toast recipe is well-balanced and delicious!
Lemons are a powerful detoxing food and kale is high in fiber. Both of these superfoods are used in this avocado toast recipe, making it extremely good for your health. Cumin and radishes are added to enhance the flavor. Plus, a spoonful of chia seeds sprinkled on top bumps up the nutritional value even more.
Chia seeds may be small, but they’re nutritionally mighty. They’re rich in fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. These nutrients make chia seeds extremely healthy. In fact, researchers say this nutrient-dense superfood can fight free radicals, boost energy, support heart health, support healthy digestion, help build muscle, and aid weight loss. Since chia seeds are tasteless, you can add them to any of the recipes mentioned on this list!
A bagel with lox and cream cheese is perhaps one of my favorite breakfasts. While my taste buds certainly love it, what my waistline thinks about the meal is a different story. If you enjoy the creaminess of the cream cheese and rich flavors of the smoked salmon then this recipe is a great alternative. The avocado works as a healthier, thick and creamy base. No need to replace the smoked salmon since it’s already healthy. In fact, the fatty fish is a nutritional powerhouse that’s loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Various studies link salmon to improved heart, digestive, and mental health!
The Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recommends people eat nine servings of fruits and veggies every day. That translates to about 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables daily. Now, let me ask you a question: Do you eat that many veggies in a day? Chances are the answer is no! To help bump up your veggie intake, why not incorporate some into your breakfast? In this recipe, laid on top of smashed avocado is a healthy mixture of asparagus and peppers. Put an egg on top to bump up the protein content!
Whenever I see a recipe with artichokes in it, I immediately think of delicious and creamy spinach and artichoke dip. It’s oh-so-good but oh-so-not-healthy! If you enjoy artichokes, though, this dish is a must try. It has avocado, garlic, scallions, radishes, hemp seeds, and artichoke. While the recipe creator didn’t add any spinach into this recipe, if you are a fan of the popular appetizer then you may enjoy some sautéed spinach with this meal too! Get creative and play around to make this dish your own.
Talk about flavor! This dish is loaded with spices that are bound to make your taste buds dance! Plus, the cumin offers many health benefits such as improved digestion and boosted immunity. Try this for a light lunch or nourishing afternoon snack.
This avocado toast is very different than the others mentioned on this list. If you enjoy a sweet treat for breakfast, this is perfect! First, Greek yogurt is layered on top of a slice of bread. Then, there’s a layer of sliced avocado. The whole thing is topped with a drizzle of honey. Sounds delicious, right? Well, the taste is not the only benefit to this dish. Let’s break down the benefits.
- Greek yogurt is full of healthy fats, protein, and probiotics. In case you’re unfamiliar with probiotics, they’re friendly bacteria that help keep our gut healthy (a healthy gut is essential for a healthy you)!
- Honey is a wonderful natural sweetener that is loaded with vitamins. Please note, when selecting your honey always opt for one that says raw and organic. Most of the honey that lines the shelves of your local grocery stores are altered — sugar is added and the beneficial nutrients are destroyed. You want to buy unrefined honey — one that’s found at your local farmers market.
As you bite into this toast, close your eyes and pretend you are sitting next to the ocean. The blend of flavors is perfect for summer! The recipe creator mixes fatty avocado with protein-packed lobster, metabolism-boosting jalapeno peppers, detoxing lemon juice, and a little olive oil. Yummy!
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