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AVOCADO TOAST

By: :Mary Bellavita 0 comments
AVOCADO TOAST

Mary:

What's going on, everyone? With the new year upon us, the holiday season is over. Everyone has started their new year's resolutions, healthy diets, better workouts, all that good stuff.

Mary:

So one thing I've learned is the hardest part about a new diet or starting that new healthy lifestyle is the very first meal of the day, breakfast. A lot of us don't really crave a huge breakfast or don't have time to make something that just takes a lot of time to prepare and you want a little better options than just cereal. So, if you're interested in better options, I absolutely have one for you.

Mary:

It's an avocado toast recipe and it is less than five ingredients and it shouldn't take you more than 15 minutes to prepare in the morning. If it is, you might be doing something wrong. So, I want to teach you this recipe. It's super simple, has an optional smoked salmon. If that's something that you really enjoy, you can add that to it as well. So, without further ado, let's get started.

Mary:

All right. So to start off, you can't make avocado toast without toast. So the type of bread that I actually use... I just started using it last year and it's Dave's Killer Bread. I really liked the story behind it. If you haven't seen it, just go check it out at your local grocery store. I'm sure you can find it anywhere. It is absolutely... It's really tasty and it actually has a lot in it. The one I'm actually using is Thin-Sliced Sprouted Whole Grains. There's a lot of different options for this particular brand's bread. And I just really, like... I like the way it tastes by itself. Each slice is only 70 calories. So, again, healthy option there. Again, you can't make avocado toast without an avocado. So there's that. And I'll show you how to pick the right one, or how to know when it's ready.

Mary:

So I'll go over that in just a second. The way to make avocado toast, probably the best, with the highest protein content, or at least this particular recipe that I'm going to teach you is with eggs. You can use whatever type of egg you feel like cooking. For sake of time, I actually like using hard boil eggs. And, again, you can make them on your own, which I've done. Or if you're in even more of a rush, you can go to the grocery store and get the pre-made hard-boiled eggs. Usually if I have to do something like that, I just get any type of organic cage-free eggs. And, again, like I said, as an option to add even more protein to this particular recipe, something simple is just smoked salmon. Just kind of slice it, sushi grade slice it and just throw it right on top. So let's get started on kind of putting it all together. You have to start with a toast.

Mary:

Yeah. Let's just start with that.

Mary:

You need a toaster oven or a regular toaster, however you want.

Mary:

Personally, I like mine. It's Darth Vader. So you know, I cook with the dark side.

Mary:

So let's get into it, step-by-step. All right. So starting off, just take two slices, like normal. Pop them in.

Mary:

Put your bread aside. Now, when choosing the avocado, the right one... To know when it's right or not, it's all based on color and firmness. The more ripe the avocado, the darker the skin is going to be. And it has a bit of a... You can press a little bit of firm pressure. Not to where it leaves an indentation, because if it actually does leave an indentation it's probably not great and probably a little old. So you might want to toss that one. But if you can push a little bit into the avocado with a decent amount of pressure and it does feel a little mushy, you're pretty good. Again, the darker it is. And if it has a bit of texture to the skin as well, that's a good way of indicating if it's ready or not, as well.

Mary:

So let's slice into this. With avocado toast, there's two ways that I personally like to have my avocado. One way is actually just slice the actual avocado in half, or kind of make your own little guacamole version and just put that like a spread right on top of the toast.

Mary:

So for me, I just cut it right down the center. And I can kind of tell when I slice into it and when it's ready or not. I actually talked about avocados and how to slice into them a little bit better in a previous video with the holiday dessert when we made those keto truffle balls. So if you want to refer back to that one as well, I'll be sure to link it in the description box below. So this one is just about perfect. It's really, really nice. You can kind of see, it's got a little green. Dark green on the outside, and it gets a little lighter towards the middle where the seed would normally be. So that's perfect. Really, really nice. I'm going to just pop the seed out and we'll get slicing.

Mary:

Okay. So, I have the seed out of the avocado and I'm going to slice into it and then just kind of peel it out so we can use it for the toast. Yes. Be very careful. The knife is sharp, but not that sharp. It's rather dull. Just sharp enough to slice into the avocado. Now, I slice vertically for this particular recipe.

Mary:

And then I will just scoop it out. Start along the outside of it. I kind of just chisel it out. Of course, this one doesn't want to cooperate with me today.

Mary:

Cool. All right. So, just so you can see. I slice into it. So when I get my toast out, I'll just lay that right on top. Kind of fan it out. And another version you can do is just simply scoop the avocado out. You don't have to worry about slicing it. This one actually comes out way nicer.

Mary:

You just scoop it up just simply. And again, when the avocado is ready and bright, it'll come out nice and smooth. If it's giving you a little bit of a fight, that means the avocado wasn't ready. So with this one, I'm actually going to mash it and that'll just be a different version. Something super simple. So, the toast is done.

Mary:

Star Wars.

Mary:

So with these slices, I'm just going to put those here and I just lay them flat.

Mary:

Kind of see... Just fan them out a little bit.

Mary:

You don't have to use a whole half of an avocado. I'm just using that for demonstration purposes. You can use a quarter of the avocado. Personally, I like using half. I love my avocados in the morning. When you want to have a lot of your healthy fats, you want to have them closer to the morning time. Because the later in the day that you have it, the more it's likely to sit on you. So you want to have, especially... You want to have healthy fats in your diet, in general. But you want to keep them closer to the morning time. As well as more of your carb intake, as well. For general purposes.

Mary:

So I'm mashing the avocado.

Mary:

If it doesn't mash phenomenally well. If it's still just a little bit on the firm side, you can just cut it into cubes. Just keep cutting them into little small pieces. You can kind of mash it from there.

Mary:

All right. So, as you can see, we've got two pieces of toast, one with the sliced, and one with kind of the cubed or mushed avocado on there. Next step is for the eggs. You can take your hard boiled eggs. And again, peeling them in person is not as easy as a store bought.

Mary:

So you can either slice these that you've made yourself, or you can use the ones that you purchased. Slice them long ways. They just kind of come out like that. And, if you want, you can just lay them right on top. What I actually would suggest doing is actually slicing once more, making it a little bit more flat.

Mary:

Giving it a few and just lay that on top. Take another one. Actually what I'll do is just slice it like that.

Mary:

So I just kind of cut it into quarters. If it doesn't fit, we'll just use the two main pieces. Three slices, it is. All right. So here you have it. Depending on your personal lifestyle or dietary lifestyle that you choose, this actually would be where you stop. The avocado... I'm sorry, the toast here, the avocado, an egg. One full egg, just about, on both slices of toast. So you would just about stop there. What I would do is recommend a little bit of seasoning. I personally really like Creole seasoning, just to add a little bit of spice to your life.

Mary:

Now on one of them, I'll show you with the smoked salmon, just so you can kind of see because some of the people actually really liked that option as well. But for some of you, this is actually the final product. Isn't it pretty? And it's super simple.

Mary:

All right. So the optional final step would be with the smoked salmon. And what's really nice about it, depending on where you get it from, it's sushi-grade. So it's really thinly sliced already. So when you try to pick it up, it's already nice and thin and all you really have to do is just peel it apart and just place it right on top. That's actually something else that you can do just to add a little bit more protein content to it. Again, those of us who also like sushi. It smells phenomenally, for those of us who like smoked salmon.

Mary:

So, again, that would actually be the final product with the avocado toast, the toast, the avocado underneath, your eggs, a little bit of seasoning, and again, the optional, additional protein. You can put any other type of deli meat, if you wanted. Salmon's really popular for a breakfast sandwich. But sometimes, me personally, I actually like deli turkey or even salami. Something like that's really nice on a breakfast sandwich, at least for me, personally. Very Italian. First thing in the morning, that's actually what I really like. Now, you have to do the taste test. All right. So the taste test, I'm actually going to go for the one without salmon.

Mary:

I absolutely love Creole seasoning. It's just enough flavor and a little bit of kick and it compliments the eggs, the avocado on the toast actually very, very well. That is phenomenal. And I love how simple preparing all of it is. I mean, the eggs were already done. If you choose to have scrambled eggs. If you choose to have a fried egg or a poached egg, you can absolutely put that on top as well. I personally find hard-boiled eggs just to be a quick and easy way to go, especially for those of us who aren't a quick lifestyle and don't really have a ton of time to make breakfast in the morning. So this is really easy. Honestly, just probably took me a total of 10 minutes to put the entire thing together, truly from start to finish. So there you have it.

Mary:

I really hope you guys enjoyed this video. I enjoyed making it. I really like bringing you guys different types of recipes that are just healthy. And again, because this is a brand new year, and I know a lot of us are starting our new diets and really want to just get into it. But again, breakfast can be really difficult for most of us. Here's a really easy recipe, takes you 10 minutes, 15 minutes max, to prepare. Healthy. You have your protein, you have your healthy fats and a bit of carbs first thing in the morning. And again, even the toast alone, each slice was only 70 calories. It's guilt free. It really is. And it tastes phenomenally. So, again, not having breakfast is no excuse now. You have great recipes. So if you enjoyed this video, please be sure to give it a thumbs up. Even if you didn't like it, give it a thumbs up anyways, and remember to hit the notification button for when I post any new videos. And remember to subscribe, join the tribe. And until next time guys.

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