The movement for #avocadotoast has certainly reached new heights in the last few years. Instagram has over 250,000 #avocadotoast posts!!!
The demand for avocados are at an all-time high and the price (at least here in Canada) has responded to the market demand. $2 for 1 avocado? In my opinion, it’s worth spending the extra money on these little nuggets of deliciousness. However, for those of us that don’t have access to ripe avocados 24/7, what could we replace it with?
More on toast topper ideas come, but first I wanted to start with the TOAST piece.
What type of bread are you starting with? I’ve always recommend sprouted grain breads whenever possible due to their impressive nutrition benefits. Silver Hills Bakery is a local company here in BC who has set the bar high for great tasting bread with a superior nutritional content.
Compared with regular whole grain breads, sprouted grain breads have more:
- Soluble Fibre
- Vitamin C
- Easier to digest molecules
Firstly, what does the term “SPROUTED GRAIN” actually mean? Think of sprouting as UNLOCKING NUTRITION
Think of sprouting like a 3-step process:
- Whole grains all start as SEEDS that have a protective outer later filled with vitamins, minerals and other valuable nutrients.
- When the seeds are SOAKED, enzymes are activated to tell the seeds to grow or SPROUT
- It is the GROWTH or SPROUTING process that releases more of the nutrients and allows the grains to become easier to digest.
Why does this matter?
Sprouted grain breads provide complex carbohydrates and B vitamins to fuel your most important organ – the BRAIN! Top your toast with some omega-3-rich and high antioxidant options such as: hemp hearts, walnuts, chia seeds, blueberries, beets, tomatoes, and of course everybody’s favourite – avocado.
Sprouted grain breads are low glycemic, high fibre and a source of protein. This combo provides a steady release of energy so you’ll be good to go all day long!!
Say “bye-bye” to bloat and hello to a bread that is easy to digest. The sprouting process releases more of the good (vitamins, minerals) and less of the bad (phytic acid, enzyme inhibitors).
I had lots of fun creating these toast toppers. Next time I need to invite some taste testers over so that I don’t end up with 9 pieces of bread to eat to myself!!