SOMETHING ON TOAST

Avocado toast is certainly the queen bee of food trends this decade. With the #avocadotoast now having over 843,000 posts and one of the most instagrammable breakfast, not only does it prove that people like starting the day healthy but also shows a little indulgence guilt-free.

A common edition to the Ottilie Yoga brunch menu, avocado toast is mainly a go-to due to it not requiring a proper recipe! As per Gwyneth Paltow's quote in an Ottilie favourite cook book “It’s All Good.” Gwen acknowledges how stupidly simple it is: “Truthfully this is one ‘recipe’ both Julia [co-author] and I make and eat most often! And it’s not even a recipe,” she writes. “It’s the holy trinity of Vegenaise, avocado and salt that makes this like a favorite pair of jeans — so reliable and easy and always just what you want.”

The rise of 'putting things on toast' is very Australian, steaming from the Bristish breakfast of fresh tomatoes on toast and with avocados being native to California and Australia, two of the health food capitals of the world, it seems that this trend has not yet peaked!

We love the social occasion that mealtimes bring and are always on the look out for simple everyday recipes to support your wellbeing journey. Whether it is breakfast, brunch, lunch or light snack after an evening yoga class, below are some taste sensation ideas we have created in the Ottilie kitchen which also bring an added health benefit.

Seeing as there is no recipe we have added ingredient ideas and you can arrange how you fancy to eat whenever you fancy!

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BEETROOT & YELLOW TOMATO TOAST

Ingredients:
Slice of sourdough
Mashed Avocado
Organic cooked Beetroot
Yellow Cherry Tomatoes
Chia Seeds
Pink Himalayan salt
pinch of pepper
Drizzle of vanilla fig balsamic vinegar
(you can buy Jamie Oliver's Fig Balsamic from Ocado or Amazon or we love the one from Gourmet Blends found in most Californian farmers markets or purchased online)

The good stuff:

  • Yellow tomatoes are less acidic and taste sweeter than the red variety of cherry tomatoes. They also contain more phosphorus, which is necessary for strong teeth (and bones).
     
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt contains 84 minerals so it does more than just make your taste better. Said to be on of the cleanest salts available on this planet. It also improves respiratory problems, acts as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and loosens excessive mucas. Pink salt balances the body's PH levels, is a natural digestive aid AND is said to encourage better, more restful sleep due to its high mineral content. With all that said - don't go crazy - it's still naturally high in sodium which can lead to high blood pressure.
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PINE NUTS & STRAWBERRY TOAST

Ingredients:
Slice of sourdough
Cream Cheese
Sliced Avocado
Sliced Strawberrys
Pine Nuts
Drizzle of vanilla fig balsamic vinegar (details as above)

The good stuff:

  • Avocados contain almost 20 different vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals and good fats that together support your heart health and nervous system. Tip: toss avocado in lime or lemon juice to prevent it oxidising and turning brown.
     
  • Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges as well as being great for eye health.
     
  • Pine Nuts boost energy and improve concentration. They are loaded with countless beneficial properties such as protein, iron and monounsaturated fats as well as improving eyesight, supporting weight loss, enhancing skin and treating scalp problems.
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BEETROOT & EGG TOAST

Ingredients:
Slice of sourdough
Mashed hard boiled egg
Organic cooked beetroot
Cress

The good stuff:

  • Beetroot contains nitrates that help keep your blood and heart healthy - regulating your blood pressure. Plus they are a rich source of folate helping your body produce red blood cells. Beetroot can also help muscles recover after strenuous exercise. Tip: cook beetroot with the skin on to preserve nutrients, then eat with skin on or peeled.

In the coming summer months we will share more ideas, however for now we would love you to hear what your favourite things are to 'put on toast' - please comment below.