Avocado is a SOOTHE favorite since this amazing fruit (YES - It's a fruit!) can be used in so many ways. We like to throw it in sallads as well as in deserts, smoothies - or on toast. The amazing health benefits are only a bonus to the creamy texture and mild taste. The unsaturated fats keeps our stomachs full, our hormones in check, our skin glowing and cravings at bay. I think you get it; we LOVE avocado. Keep scrolling for Alva's go-to avocado toast recipe RN and her thoughts on plant based butter alternatives.
Green VS Vegan Butter (Alva's thoughts)
Nowadays, there exists a plethora of plat based and vegan butter alternatives. These options can be great if you are looking for a taste similar to real butter, however there is no denying that the majority of these are heavily processed. I am agains food rules and try my best to live as I learn and not deem certain foods as "good" or "bad" (one can only do one's best and it is difficult not to be at all affected by societal beliefs). There is however one guideline I like to follow when grocery shopping - the shorter the ingredient list, the better. That is why I always opt for avocado (AKA the green butter) instead of vegan butter alternatives with food labels longer than the Bible.
The Ultimate Avocado Toast
Grass Fed Goat Cheese
Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil
Start by frying one thick slice of sourdough bread (my fave is rye levain) on low heat in a pan with some olive oil. It is important not to heat it up too much since that can cause the oil to loose some of its antioxidants and vitamin E, which are sensitive to heat. You only want to make the bread warm and a bit toasty.
Remove the bread slice from the pan and add in the pine nuts. Fry them for a quick minute until they have a flush of golden colour. Put aside.
Slice or mash the avocado, crumble the goat cheese and roughly chop the walnuts.
Get creative and build your avo toast, finish with a drizzle of honey (Manuka is a great option if you have it at home), some fresh sage and a pinch of pink salt.
Smell it, eat it and ENJOY IT!