If there’s any way to eat avocado, it’s on toast. That’s why you absolutely need to check out these epic avocado toast recipes below.
Avocado has many health benefits. It is rich in phosphorous, magnesium and manganese, which helps maintain bone health and reduces your risk for developing osteoporosis. It contains the master antioxidant called glutathione, and is full of vitamin A, which protects the epithelial lining in the GI tract, improving intestinal health. It is also full of a variety of health benefits, which you can read here.
Okay, now back to avocado toast. Toast, as we all know, isn’t the healthiest option if you don’t choose the right option. Sourdough and sprouted breads are the best options you can choose.
According to sourdough.co.uk:
“…the principal storage of phosphorus in seeds is found in the bran part of wheat and is called phytic acid. In humans, and animals with one stomach, this phytic acid inhibits enzymes which are needed for the breakdown of proteins and starch in the stomach. It is this lack of enzymes which results in digestive difficulties. Ironically, commercially produced whole grain bread, generally perceived as “healthy,” is often the worst thing a person with a wheat intolerance should eat.
Luckily we have an ally, sourdough, and the wild yeast in the leaven pre-digests the phytic acid as the bread proves. This neutralises the effects of the phytic acid and makes the bread easy for us to digest. These phytic acid molecules bind with other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc, which make these important nutrients unavailable to us. Long slow fermentation of wheat can reduce phytates by up to 90% (Lopez et al 2001) The sourdough bacteria pre-digests the flour, which releases the micronutrients.”
Sprouted bread is also another great option, because sprouted grains contain more protein and less fat than other breads. Sprouted grains are also easier to digest because the starches are broken down into simple sugars. Not to mention, sprouted grains contain less gluten, which is a bonus for individuals who are gluten-sensitive.
9 Vegan Ways To Eat Avocado Toast
Without further adieu, I present to you 9 of the tastiest avocado toast recipes. They’re healthier than spreading your toast with butter or margarine, and taste way way better. Enjoy!
1. Avocado Toast with Spiced Skillet Chickpeas
2. Mexican-Style Avocado Toast
3. Vegan Sweet Potato Avocado Toast
4. Vegan Avocado and “Fish” Toast
5. Veggie-Packed Avocado and Bean Toast Topper
6. Grilled Corn Crostini with Avocado & Radish
7. Smashed Avomato Toast
8. Avocado + Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle
9. Ginger-Mint-Lemon Strawberry and Avocado Toast