Avocados are high in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients are very important for eye health and lower your risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
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
Avocado has a markedly higher fat content than most other fruit and serves as an important staple in the diet of those who have limited access to other fatty foods (high-fat meats and fish, dairy products). Because of its high fat and omega fatty acids content, one can consume it in vegetarian or vegan recipes and dishes. The flesh of an avocado is so nutritious that it can be compared to mother’s breast milk (as claimed by famous author of Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods).
Eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats is beneficial for many reasons. They lower risk factors for heart disease, helps improve insulin sensitivity, reduce inflammation and many other important 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 promote good health on daily basis.
Those who follow ketogenic or ketotarian diet, avocado is an excellent food that can be incorporated.
For me a perfect breakfast comprises of an avocado toast and a fruit smoothie. I had this breakfast for almost 90% of my whole pregnancy and I must say, I did not put on too much weight. And now that I introduce my baby to solids, avocado is an ideal food to start with. I mix half an avocado with half a banana, puree it thoroughly and there you have….a quick and nutritious meal for your baby!!
Avocado is truly Mother Nature’s gift to us. Let us relish it in abundance and make way for a healthier planet. Eating more plants is not only good for us but for our beautiful and only home too, Earth. Protect it, Cherish it!!
Prepare the Toast
: While you saute' veggies, insert the bread slice or slices in your toaster and toast on desirable heat settings.
: You can simply chop off thin slices of the ripe avocado or even mash it up. I like to keep it fancy, so I just halved my avocado and carefully made thin slits through. Then quickly swirled it in an inner circular motion to give a little floret effect.
: Once the bread slice or slices are toasted, spread hummus evenly and then place the prepared avocado over.
: Sprinkle hemp/chia seeds over the toast. Also, crush fresh black pepper and sea salt over the toast.
Prepare Protein Vegan Milkshake
In a blending jar, blend together ripe banana, choice of nut butter and choice of plant-based milk (I used peanut butter and almond 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. This will give your smoothie extra nutritional boost and will also make it look presentable.)
|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|