Avocado on toast - the go to millennial breakfast combination, and a tasty one at that! Of course, this breakfast is filled with many key nutrients, however one thing to consider if opting for it on a daily basis is adding some all important protein.
Mashing some butter beans in with your avocado offers a great source of plant based protein and fibre, as does the sprinkle of seeds on top. If you're working to increase your plant consumption but find adding protein at breakfast time tricky, be sure to give this recipe a try! You could even batch prepare the avo butter bean mixture so it's ready to use in breakfasts in the week ahead.
1 400g Tin of Butter Beans
1 Ripe Avocado
Juice of Half a Lemon
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil, Garlic and Salt & Pepper for cooking
Drain then rinse the butter beans. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil, add the butter beans then simmer for 10-15 minutes. Drain then leave to cool whilst preparing the other ingredients.
Slice the ripe avocado in half, scoop it out of the skin and mash.
Add the butter beans and avocado to a bowl, squeeze over the lemon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the paprika and stir until combination reaches desired consistency.
Slice and toast your sourdough.
Blanch the asparagus in boiling water for a couple of minutes before adding it to a small frying pan with garlic, salt and pepper. Pan fry until cooked through.
Spread your butter bean avo mash generously over your toast, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and then add the asparagus.
There we have it! Plant based, protein packed avo on toast! Yum!
Recipe by Holistic Health Coach - Anna Whyte
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