Avocados are high in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients are vital for eye health and lower your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. This recipe for avocado hummus toast makes use of all these benefits.
For me, a perfect breakfast includes an avocado toast and a fruit smoothie. I had this breakfast for nearly 90% of my whole pregnancy, and I must say, I did not put on too much weight. Neither I got many stretch marks since all the vitamin E kept me well moisturized from inside-out. And now that I introduce my baby to solids, avocado is an ideal food to start. I mix half an avocado with half a banana, puree it thoroughly, and there you have a quick and nutritious meal for your baby!!
Eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats is beneficial for many reasons. They lower risk factors for heart disease, help improve insulin sensitivity, reduce inflammation, and many other essential metabolic functions. You would want to start your day with an avocado because the first meal determines the success of your following day. All the nutrients in avocado are what we need to support vigorous health daily. You will love the combination of avocado hummus toast because hummus is another great source of plant-based protein. Combining these two gives you a wholesome yet quick to prepare meal idea. This simple meal has a healthy balance of good fat, protein, and carbs.
Making a nutritious avocado hummus toast
Avocado has a markedly higher fat content than most other fruit. It serves as an essential staple in the diet of those who have limited access to other fatty foods (like meat, fish, dairy). Because of its high fat and omega fatty acids content, it’s perfect for vegetarian or vegan recipes and dishes. The flesh of an avocado is so nutritious that it can be compared to the mother’s breast milk. And that is why it makes for the perfect weaning food for babies, to begin with.
Hummus is delicious, versatile and packed with nutrients. and has been linked to many impressive health and nutritional benefits. It is high in fiber that promotes digestive health and feeds your good gut bacteria. Hummus is a great source of plant-based protein, providing 7.9 grams per serving. And so makes for an ideal substitute for eggs in your breakfast. Especially if you are trying to adopt a plant-based diet. I often use hummus on my morning toast and like to combine with as many veggies as I can.
Those who follow a ketogenic or a ketotarian diet, avocado is an excellent food choice. However, consuming chickpeas is probably not recommended in a keto diet. But you can make hummus with cauliflower instead. Or add more greens to your toast to feel fuller for a longer period of time.
Avocado is truly Mother Nature’s gift to us. Let us relish it in abundance and make way for a more healthy us. Eating more plants is not only beneficial for us but our beautiful and only home, too, Earth. Protect it, Embrace it!! Check out my Kale and Spinach smoothie parfait recipe for a perfect combination.
- 1 Ripe Avocado
- 2-3 tsp Homemade/Readymade Hummus
- 1-2 Slices Whole Grain/Multi-Grain Bread
- 1/2 tsp Hemp/Chia Seeds
- 2-3, chopped Mushrooms
- A Handful, chopped Spinach leaves
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 Ripe Banana
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2-3 tsp Choice of Nut Butter
- a pinch Black Pepper
- a pinch Sea Salt
- 1 cup Choice of plant-based milk
- SAUTE' MUSHROOMS AND SPINACH
- In a hot pan, drizzle olive oil and let it warm up a bit. Then add mushrooms and spinach, and stir gently 5-7 minutes.
Once cooked, empty the contents on a plate.
- PREPARE THE TOAST
- While you saute' veggies, insert the bread slice or slices in your toaster and toast on desirable heat settings.
You can thinly slice a ripe avocado. Then quickly swirl it in an inner circular motion to give a little floret effect. Alternatively, you can mash it up or place thin slices over the toast.
Once the bread slice or slices are toasted, spread hummus evenly and then place the prepared avocado over.
Sprinkle over few hemp/chia seeds. Also, crush fresh black pepper and sea salt over the toast.
- PREPARE PROTEIN VEGAN MILKSHAKE
- In a blending jar, blend ripe banana, choice of nut butter, and choice of plant-based milk.
Once, blended nicely, transfer the mixture in an empty glass or a smoothie jar. Tip: Rub the rim of the glass or jar with some honey and then dip that part in hemp/chia seeds. Do this before pouring in your milkshake. It will give your smoothie extra nutritional boost and will also make it look presentable.
- I would suggest not to keep spinach on the heat for a longer period so as to avoid loss of folic content.
- I used peanut butter in milkshake because the combination of banana and peanut butter goes really well.
- I used almond milk in the milkshake but you can use any plant-based milk of your choice. E.g. Soya, coconut and cashew milk.