Avocado Toast is one of my favorite healthy breakfast ideas. For this breakfast guacamole, avocados are pumped up with tang and protein from fat-free Greek yogurt (one of my favorite breakfast foods!).
Perfect Healthy Breakfast
I’m constantly on a quest to discover the perfect healthy breakfast ideas. What I’m seeking (beyond variety) are breakfast foods with a blast of lean protein, a serving of vegetables (no fruit, I can’t handle much sweetness in the morning) and a bit of whole grain. Why this combo? My body craves protein and grain in the morning. The veg is because I never satisfy my vegetable requirements for the day and so I want to slam some into my morning.
Other requirements for my breakfast foods: They must taste amazing and cannot take long to throw together.
That’s not asking for too much, is it?
While avocado toast has been around since the late 1800’s, it became a major trend in the mid-2010’s. Suddenly, it was on every trendy cafe menu and all over Instagram.
There are plenty of variations for you to explore, so get creative and it won’t get boring! While some prefer simply slicing the avocado for topping, I think it’s best to mash it. Don’t try to mash it on top of the toast though. While that saves you a bowl, it also won’t lend to the best results and may end up with rips and holes in your toast.
Making Avocado Toast
I’ve kept it pretty simple in the recipe below. You’ll want to use half an avocado per slice of bread. Mash the avocado in a small bowl and mix with Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Then, you just spread it on a toasted slice of multigrain bread and finish it with a little more salt and pepper. Sometimes, I also add some sliced radishes on top for some extra veg and color.
Want more ideas for toppings for when you have a little more time?
- Crumbled bacon
- Poached egg
- Grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- Toasted, chopped nuts
What are your favorite add-ons for your avocado toast?
For more healthy breakfast ideas, be sure to also check out my recipe for healthy millet skillet.
This healthy breakfast guacamole has non-fat Greek yogurt for a punch of protein and some tang. If you have extra time, do place some sliced radishes for on top of the guacamole for an extra blast of veg and of flavor.
- 1 slice of multigrain bread
- 1/2 of a hass avocado
- 1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro (I snip it into the mix using kitchen shears)
- a squeeze of lemon
- 2 dashes of salt, divided
- 2 grinds of pepper, divided
- Put the bread in the toaster to toast.
- Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a small bowl. Mash it with a fork. Add the yogurt, lemon, a dash of salt and a grind of pepper and mash it all together.
- Once the toast has toasted, mound the guacamole onto the toast. Sprinkle the top with the second dash of salt and second grind of pepper.
This post originally appeared in April 2013 and was revised and republished in September 2020.