Good morning everyone! I have an exciting task at hand – my dear friend Jessica recently asked me to do a few posts on easy, healthy breakfasts because she is bored of her usual yogurt & granola routine. What an honor to be asked by a friend for recipe ideas! Nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion for food with others, and when someone reaches out and tells you they like your food and want more … well that is an awesome feeling!
I have to apologize to Jess in advance here, because she told me she is not into toast and my first recipe involves toast. LOL!!! Let me explain. I really didn’t have any intention of sharing this recipe, it was just what I happened to whip up for myself this morning without much thought. But when I looked at the pretty red tomatoes against the vibrant green avocado, I could not resist snapping a picture. One thing led to another, and I decided why not feature this as the first of my little breakfast series? Jessica my love, if you really hate toast you could certainly just eat this as a breakfast salad hehe 😛
I love making spice blends and recently started playing around with adding seeds and ground nuts to some of them. It adds a little crunch, a bit of protein, and a whole lot of flavor to your ordinary old spice blend. In this one, I used hemp hearts and chia seeds, but you could easily use poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or even finely chopped pumpkin seeds instead. To make it come together quickly in the morning, I suggest making the spice blend ahead of time and keeping it in a sealed jar or zip bag. This blend would be great not only on a sandwich but in salads, hummus, veggies, even over a bowl of savory oatmeal. Hmmmmm, I’m getting inspiration for the next breakfast recipe 🙂
- 1 tsp each: paprika, Italian Seasoning, chia seeds, hemp hearts
- 1/2 tsp salt (I like pink Himalayan)
- 1/2 avocado, sliced thin
- 1/2 small tomato, sliced thin
- Optional: 2 slices of toast
- Spread the avocado over the toast and mash it into the bread a little with the back of a fork.
- Layer the tomatoes over the avocado and sprinkle with some of the spice blend (you will have plenty of extra spice blend left over).
- *** If you prefer to omit the bread, you may want to use a little more avocado and tomato. Layer the slices on a plate and sprinkle with the spice blend. Drizzle with a little olive oil and/or lemon juice if you like. It may be nice to add some other veggies like cucumber, peppers, fennel, etc.