The lemony tang and peppery zip of this toast really wake me up in the morning. I love it as a quick and filling breakfast, but it also makes a great snack any time of day. One avocado can last me a five-day work week of easy, single breakfasts, but if you’ve got a family to share with, this recipe easily makes five servings. If you’re saving the mixture to parcel out during the week, the lemon juice should help prevent browning.
To further ensure the avocado stays green, scoop the mixture into a small storage container; press plastic wrap onto the surface of the mixture, and lid the container. Store in the refrigerator.
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
juice of half a lemon
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp olive oil
salt to taste
5 slices whole wheat bread
Use a fork to mash together the avocado, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and salt. Toast the bread. Scoop 2 tablespoons of avocado mixture onto each piece of toast. Serve immediately.
I may make this, but put all 5 servings on one piece of toast. Just sayin’
I won’t judge you for it, although I may just follow your lead!
I often substitute a bit of avocado as a spread on my sandwiches, but just slice and mash as I go.Have a great day x
Great idea, Yvette! I’ll bet it would be delicious in lieu of mayo in a salmon salad sandwich.
Love avocado! Seriously, you can make one last a week?? I could maybe stretch to two days. 🙂 Can I ask a question? In looking at the resources (and not buying the book or app), it seems like the anti-inflammatory diet is mainly vegan and low carb. I know that it is more complicated than that, but is that the gist of it?
Also, I admire you jumping into this with two feet (mainly by need and but also by choice). While I’m trying to watch my diet and exercise more, having to change your diet and lifestyle like this must be tremendously difficult some days. Good luck and thank you for sharing!!!
Thanks for the support, Beth. There are definitely days when this does seem hard. Funny thing is, eating a healthy diet that helps your body work properly also tends to boost serotonin levels, so I find the more I stick to the regimen my body needs, the more cheerful I feel about this new lifestyle. It’s an “upward” spiral!
Fish is an important component of an anti-inflammatory diet, especially fatty fish high in omega-3s (salmon, tuna, herring, sardines). Free-range or grass-fed meats, in moderation, seem to be o.k., too (so far). The Gent doesn’t eat red meat, so we tend toward the fish and poultry.
Good luck figuring out your own eating/exercising regimen, and please share any tips you come across!