Saturdays I’m very lazy and I’m not exactly in the mood to eat only healthy stuff. So last Saturday I went for a coffee and a cake.
Now you’re like: “Wow, interesting story, tell me more, please!!!”
Fine, I will.
It was a special occasion (…it was Saturday). The cake was delicious, the coffee was fine – it was worth the calories and the feelings of guilt. However. I don’t know what was in that cake and in the coffee, but afterwards I had to take a loooooong afternoon nap aka siesta. That’s Spanish.
When I woke up I decided to try and eat some vegetables. Basically I was trying to trick my mind into thinking that I don’t only eat cake and sleep all day. And I made a big discovery. This avocado toast.
Because I’m in love with it.
It’s the one thing I miss most when I try to completely avoid junk food and gluten. I’ve tried all kinds of “healthy” pizza versions and they were disastrous. Yes, I’m talking about you, cauliflower crust pizza! You suck.
There’s nothing more disappointing than spending around 1,5 hours making something that tastes like somebody’s already digested it a few times.
Yes, I mean you, cauliflower crust pizza!
I don’t even consider cauliflower crust pizza healthy. True, it might not have that many calories, and it might be made with cauliflower, but it’s cauliflower that’s been baked until it’s super dead. So all the good stuff that prevent cancer and aging are gone.
Before I make cauliflower crust pizza cry, I must say, fine – you like it, eat it! Better than no pizza.
But this avocado toast tastes very much like a light and fresh pizza with so much basil…It’s vegan, it’s actually healthy, because the vegetables we use here are fresh, you won’t notice you don’t have any cheese in it, you’ll wake up in a microsecond from your afternoon nap and you’ll only need 5 min to make it. That’s something worth trying.
To make this avocado toast gluten-free or paleo, use gluten-free bread or paleo bread. I don’t think it’s going to taste amazing as a lettuce wrap.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY BENEFITS
Oh, yes. Like I said – this avocado toast is very healthy and good for your skin, because we have tons of carotenoids for healthy complexion, vitamin C to build some collagen and vitamin E to protect from free radicals. This sums up to an antioxidant bomb.
- 2 large slices of whole grain bread/ gluten-free bread /paleo bread, toasted
- 1 ripe avocado
- 5 cherry tomatoes OR 1 medium tomato – halved/sliced
- 1 small red pepper, striped
- 10 basil leaves, washed, cleaned
- 1-2 artichoke hearts, from a jar – sliced
- Toast your bread, let cool off for about a minute.
- Scoop out flesh of avocado and spread on toast – ½ avocado per slice.
- Top with artichokes, tomatoes and red pepper – spread evenly. And then to make it all even better: top all that with basil leaves.
And that’s it – everyone’s happy. I hope you like this simple snack/breakfast/dinner/lunch idea and invest a few minutes to make it. You can even have this avocado toast instead of a bag of chips while you’re watching a movie…well I guess now you know how productive I was last Sunday as well.
P.S. Cauliflower crust pizza, I’m sorry.