The versatile avocado is well known to be an excellent source of healthy fats. Its subtle flavour and smooth texture allows it to be moulded to a variety of recipes.
Check if the restaurant you have chosen to dine at has avocado. The versatile avocado is well known to be an excellent source of healthy fats. Its subtle flavour and smooth texture allows it to be moulded to a variety of recipes. For example, among its many talents the avocado is an excellent alternative for the normal toast condiments.
If you can’t get avocados, there are healthy alternatives out there. Here are five alternatives to avocado toast.
Tasty natural nut butters (peanut or almond for example) are a simple and easy swap for the avocado. They provide your body with healthy fat and are excellent when paired with homemade jams. You can also give it a spin with fruits such as apples. However, make sure to check the ingredients on the nut butter and try and avoid packages that have too many preservatives or are higher in their sugar constitution.
Bananas are the easiest and most readily available substitute for the avocado. Just swap the slices of avocado with slices of banana. Alternatively mash the bananas to make them easier to spread. Not only is the fruit creamy and filling but it's also a source for many nutrients as well as essential dietary fibre.
This traditional italian sauce definitely puts a spin on the traditional toast. Traditionally made with basil leaves, pine nuts, crushed garlic and parmigiano cheese all blended in olive oil. Smear the paste onto your toast and have as is. If you wish to take it up a notch you could add an egg or feta cheese to finish off the meal.
A good hummus will never disappoint. Their creamy texture and flavour make it an excellent alternative to avocados. This Middle East delight has piqued the interest of many around the world. It's also easy to make so you need not have to buy it from a grocery store. All you need is cooked and mashed chickpeas to be blended with tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.
If you are looking for something more fancy, ricotta is your posh. You could also use cottage cheese.
The protein in ricotta is mostly whey which can help boost muscle growth, lower blood pressure, and reduce high cholesterol levels. Add some pizzazz with some fresh figs and a drizzle of honey, garnished by some crushed pistachios.