avocado toast theartmuseHello there, muses! I have a confession to make. For many years, I've had the really bad habit of not eating breakfast. I would load up on coffee and not eat until lunch time or so. By noon, I felt terrible - fidgety and lethargic from the caffeine until I would finally crash. Honestly, changing this bad habit has been very hard. I don't necessarily feel hungry in the morning and I love the ritual of having a cup of coffee. What to do? I started looking up breakfast recipes to see if it would inspire me to make changes. But everything I found was either very fattening or a lot of fuss to prepare. I wanted something simple and healthy that was doable every day.

Lo and behold, in one of my Gabby Bernstein binge days, I found her recipe for avocado toast. I can pretty much eat avocado all day so this was like the miracle meal I had been looking for with everything I need to kick off the day. avocado toast Why is this simple little toast so good? Well, not only does it taste delicious but in a just a few bites you're pretty much giving your body a lot of great stuff it needs. I started switching our usual grain breads with Ezekiel (sprouted grain bread that contains no flour and is an awesome source of protein). And if you didn't know, avocados are packed with tons of nutrients. Yes, they're high in fat but it's good fat, I promise. Most of your vitamin letters are in every bite, and it's a great source of potassium (which I need for these stiff muscles). The chili flakes used in Gabby's recipe were actually a surprise to me because I had no idea that they help reduce inflammation and stimulate metabolism. Can I just put this on everything? It's so unbelievably good, I have to fight off the craving for several slices of toast. It takes a few minutes to make, and has inspired me to try out different recipes. It's a great way to start the morning off with a bit of TLC for your body.