I am OVER THE MOON to be sharing this treat with you! When I began my vegan healthy natural living journey May 3, 2013 I was all about getting this good fat into my belly every single day which is a fabulous idea. The avocado has been crowned nature’s most perfect food and there is no disputing it once you learn these facts:
- Avocados are rich in the prime antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E
- They contain good levels of most of the B vitamins (which is the second question I’m always confronted with once my veganism is discovered, LoL.)
- They are full of the difficult to obtain vitamin K that helps build strong bones and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
- They are a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and zinc
- Not to mention it tastes like butter
I became known for splitting this magical fruit open, pouring fresh lemon juice over it and sprinkling it with salt and pepper before devouring it with my spoon right out of its skin. Then the unthinkable happened…about 8 months into my journey my body began rejecting my go to daily snack! I’m talking about once it touched my tongue I would begin to gag! THE HORROR, RIGHT??! I was devastated and didn’t touch one for almost a year. Those were dark days…just kidding. After that year the devastation turned to being thrilled when I discovered using them in my morning smoothies which I fell in love with the different texture and creaminess it brought to them. Click here
for that Avocado Smoothie
recipe. Well I am so happy to report that like a birthday miracle my body likes avocado again!! (cue fireworks in my mouth!!!) My husband, Cousins and I enjoyed my birthday dinner at Carmo in New Orleans where they have this amazing thinly sliced avocado appetizer with a light yet kickin’ sauce with chopped cashews. I crossed my fingers that a year of no avocado had paid my debt…I was right and I couldn’t get home fast enough to stock up (^_^)! And that is why I am here today sharing with you a treat I finally tried for the first time! My mind and taste buds have been blown and I can’t wait to make it again tomorrow!
What you’ll need:
1 ripe avocado
Juice of 1 lemon
Himalayan Pink or Sea salt, oooh or a nice (natural as possible) lemon pepper blend
2 slices whole-grain bread, toasted
Red pepper flakes
Let’s make TOAST!:
Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the avocado into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and seasoning to your taste. Mash the ingredients together with a fork, keeping the texture slightly chunky.
Spread half onto each piece of toast and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve immediately because A) you know how impatient avocado can be and will turn colors on you quickly, but also B) the warmth of the toast is a part of the magic.
Photo cred: Pinterest.com because the one I took wasn’t as cute ;-).
That’s it! Super quick! I know you will enjoy my easy delicious Ahhhvocado Toast! And I bet you know what I’m gonna ask for next…yep, you just have to let me know in the COMMENTs below how much you love it and what variations you make with your avocado toast. Also be sure to SHARE this post with your social media and email list peeps. Join me on Instagram @earthlybodies, on Facebook @EarthlyBodiesNaturalLiving, and on Periscope and Twitter both @EarthlyBodies for daily and weekly motivation, tips, recipes and more to help you make your body a safe place to LIVE <3!