IMG 5967 300x300 - Toasting o' the GreenI am so bad at being Irish. I hate beer, don’t give a rat’s a** about soccer football, and…someone fill in another Irish stereotype here to help me out. Funny story, actually—we thought a particular side of the family was Scottish, but it came out a few years ago that one child had a different father than all the rest so—surprise! We’re a tiny bit Irish and not Scottish after all. Geneology is a funny thing, no?

Instead of pretty green cupcakes or shamrock smoothies today (though you can totally make my favorite green smoothie to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow), I thought I’d share my favorite avocado toast instead. Simple, delicious—easy peasy, as they say. If you don’t do toast, avocado is also delicious on a chickpea flour pancake.

Avocado is one of my favorite foods. Aside from being delicious, it’s also a great source of healthy fats that make your hair and skin glow, and it also boasts a good dose of fiber to keep you full, plus bloat-fighting, ache-soothing potassium and magnesium. It’s also full of vitamin B-6, which is great for boosting energy and managing stress.

But first! Here’s a video about the best way to slice an avocado. Apparently I’ve been doing it wrong.

Anyway, this toast business. Here’s the How-To:

Step one: Toast a piece of bread. I like Ezekiel sprouted grain bread for this.

Step two: Slice or smear some ripe avocado, anywhere from 1/4-1/2 of one.

Step three: Garnish with a little lemon juice, some sea salt, and a teaspoon of hemp seeds.

Step four: Devour.

Step five: Live long and prosper.

What are your favorite green foods?