Breakfast/Brunch

Mashed Lime-Avocado on Whole Grain Toast

mashed-avocado-lime-toast

a pick me up breakfast or snack, loaded with potassium, fiber, and health omega-3 fats

Avocados have definitely gained popularity in the food industry over the past couple of years. They are rich, creamy, and quite versatile in the cooking process. Avocados are not only multifaceted but they are full of essential nutrients and vitamins. An avocado contains more potassium than a banana. Potassium provides relief from blood pressure, stroke, anxiety, and stress. It also aids in muscle strength, metabolism, and nervous system function. Avocados also contain lots of fiber which is beneficial towards healthy bowel movements and digestive function.

Though avocados tend to be on the higher side of calorie intake, they contain the fats that are good for you, omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are provided are thought to be linked to lowering the risk of heart disease and improve cholesterol. Avocados can be added to dips and condiments, certain desserts, smoothies, salads etc. One of the best ways to eat avocados are on whole grain toast of some kind. Add a sunny side up or over easy egg to your avocado toast for a delicious hearty snack.

Ingredients:

2 whole grain english muffins, toasted (or whole grain bread of your choice)
1 ripe avocado, mashed
Juice from ½ a lime
Zest from ½ a lime, divided
Sea salt to taste
Cracked black pepper to taste
Black sesame seeds for garnish
Red chili flakes for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine mashed avocado, lime juice, ½ of the lime zest, sea salt, and cracked black pepper into a bowl and mix together well. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to reach desired flavor.
  2. Spread ¼ of the avocado mixture to both slices of toast for each serving.
  3. Garnish each slice with remainder or lime zest, and add black sesame seeds and red chili flakes.
  4. Serve alongside lime wedges, and enjoy!

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