The avocado is my favorite super food and a staple in our diet. It is a perfect source of the incredibly good-for-you, monounsaturated fat which protects you from heart disease. I also just learned it has a high fiber content providing 30% of your daily allowance in a single cup - who knew!?
My picky toddler fortunately is a huge avocado fan. Thank goodness since she won't eat anything else green - according to her it's all spinach (including basil in marinara sauce and strawberry leaves). During my pregnancy I had a major aversion to avocados but luckily I'm all about them again. I recently discovered guacamole toast and am hooked - perfect healthy snack or breakfast! This is how I make my guacamole "super" toast:
First you make the guacamole: mash up a guacamole, add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and pinch of sea salt (I've been using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, great source of trace minerals).
|This avocado looks just right - slightly soft and recently brown|
TIP: I had always thought that if you leave the pit in it helps from turning it brown - not the case, just a myth. What does work is adding lemon or lime because the acid slows down the oxidation process.
Top with sliced cherry tomatoes (love this organic heirloom,variety from Trader Joe's - soon will enjoy fresh from the garden!) chopped green onions, and a tiny sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
Voila guacamole super toast - YUM!!!!