How to re-create this recipe:
- 1 slice of either Spelt, Buckwheat or Sourdough bread
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 1 tomato (preferably Kumato tomatoes)
- 1/2 Tsp of good quality Olive Oil
- 1/4 Tsp of Alessi Balsamic Reduction
- salt and black pepper to taste
Putting it together:
- Cut the avocado in half. Remove the pit. Score the inside of the avocado and then scoop the flesh out, putting it in a small bowl. Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper and mash up the avocado using a fork until it appears creamy.
- While you are prepping your avocado, toast a slice of bread and slice a tomato into 3-4 slices.
- Spread the avocado onto your toast, drizzle your olive oil on top (about 1/2 Tsp), drizzle the Alessi Balsamic Reduction (about 1/4 Tsp) and place tomato slices on top. Enjoy!
- This pairs well with a cup of soothing Yogi “Relaxed Mind” tea.
Nourishment for your body: Occasionally, we bake bread in my house. This week’s baguette was made with spelt and buckwheat. If you don’t come across these types of bread, sourdough is a fantastic alternative. Sourdough bread is healthier for you then traditional white bread. It is lower in sugar, higher in protein and like fermented foods it contains live yeast cultures and lactic acid, which is created through the baking process. Lactic acid helps your body absorb more nutrients. Avocados contain 20 different vitamins and minerals. They do not contain cholesterol, sodium and are low in saturated fats. Tomatoes contain lycopene; one of the most powerful antioxidants which protects your body from disease and toxins. The highest concentration of lycopene is found in tomatoes.
Tips when cooking: This is a great meal to have for breakfast. I am a huge fan of Yogi teas. My cupboard is always filled with them. The “Relaxed Mind” box promotes tranquility and has a great mix of organic blend of herbs. Having this cup of tea also promotes positive thinking because with each tea bag you brew, you are also getting a little mantra statement attached to your tea bag. Which I think helps set an intention for the day. I prefer Kumato tomatoes for a number of reasons; I find their flavor to be more intense. They are lower in acid then regular tomatoes, have a great balance of sweet and sour flavor and are rich in potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A and C.