Breakfast is without question my favorite meal of the day. Whenever I go out, I have an internal battle of whether I want to take the sweet and decadent route of pancakes or waffles, or whether I want to go the more savory way of scrambles and sandwiches. When I’m at home, I’m usually getting ready for work and wondering what I can quickly grab and go. I love overnight oats in mason jars for that reason, or some homemade granola. Today, I didn’t have either of those things, but I did have a little extra time. As usual, I couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted, so this toast encompass both sweet and savory tastes with creamy avocado and crunchy apple.
The bite from the arugula and fresh black pepper cuts the rich avocado, while the apple gives a burst of refreshing sweetness.
My favorite bread is the Ezekiel Sprouted Grain. I always have some in my freezer, ready to be popped into the toaster and topped with deliciousness. When a grain is sprouted, the starches in the grain have been broken down, making it easier to digest. This also allows your body to absorb more of the available vitamins and minerals. Plus, it’s delicious!
When I’m looking for a mid-day snack, I love a good smoothie. They can be expensive to buy from smoothie/juice stores, so I always try to make my own. I rarely follow recipes and tend to just throw things in a blender. That was my method for this one, but this was WAY different.
It looks green, but tasted like sweet creamy gold. I swear, there is no other way to describe this. I used a whole banana, a handful of baby arugula, frozen mango, fresh turmeric and ginger, and almond milk. It was the perfect amount of sweet from the mango, creamy from the banana, and a little bit spicy from the turmeric, ginger, and arugula.
Avocado Apple Toast
2 slices Ezekiel Sprouted Grain bread, toasted
1/2 ripe avocado
1 apple, sliced very thin
handful of arugula
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Spread the avocado onto your toasted bread and top with apple slices, black pepper, and arugula. Try not to eat this in 5 seconds flat like I did!
Creamy Spiced Smoothie
1 handful baby arugula
1 ripe banana
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon freshly grated turmeric
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1. Add arugula into a blender. Then add remaining ingredients in the order listed. Blend on high for one minute and 30 seconds. Drink up, and bask in the bliss!