I should warn you upfront that I’m slightly obsessed with avocado toast - you’ll understand why as you keep reading. My busy schedule and healthy appetite led me on a quest to find a snack that is easy, healthy, and filling. Needless to say, I definitely found what I was looking for.
Studies have shown that avocados reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and may even enhance your mood and increase your desire to exercise. Consuming bread sometimes gets a bad rap, but it's important to note that not all bread is created equal. Scientists looked at 45 studies and found that consuming whole grains is associated with a lower risk of developing chronic conditions like cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and even decreased overall mortality.
Want some more good news? It’s really easy to make and super versatile- get as fancy as you want with modifications to the recipe below! I like to change it up and play with different toppings, but even the most basic of avocado toasts will not disappoint (now can you see why I'm obsessed?).
SPRINGTIME AVOCADO TOAST
- Ezekiel bread (full of sprouted whole grains!), sourdough, or any bread of your choice
- 1 Avocado
- Spritz of Lemon
- Pickled Red Onions
- Watermelon Radish Slices
- Dash of Olive Oil
- Himalayan Pink Salt (my favorite)
- Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
- Toast 1-2 pieces of bread.
- Take 1 avocado and mix in a small bowl.
- Spread avocado on top of toast.
- Add your toppings.
Danielle Cuccio, health blogger, yoga instructor, & CEO/Founder of Cuccio Somatology
As a private yoga instructor in one of the world’s busiest cities, Los Angeles, Danielle Cuccio knows the importance of searching for a calm, clear space amidst a turmoil of ‘busyness.’ After graduating from UCLA and being a Licensed Esthetician, Danielle Cuccio chose an alternative path to her initial career in skincare. Yoga ignited her passion for inner as well as outer beauty and was the key to her future. When she first started yoga, she noticed her classmates were “walking out of class with a glow that no facial could ever give.” Danielle found her path, started teaching and was soon giving private sessions to top celebrities and corporate clients. Today, she brings her healthy living tips, yoga exercises and recipes to a much wider audience with her health blog, The Beauty Blender, and launched a new business, Cuccio Somatology in 2016. Check out Danielle on Instagram here.