When it comes to sugar detoxing, the best defense is a good offense. If you focus on nutritious, filling meals, your body won’t crave more food, and you won’t fall victim to the sugar monsters. Some people will argue that avocados are high in fat. That’s all relative. Yes, avocados have upwards of 20g of fat. So do small/medium muffins. With the avocado, you get about 12g of carbs – 10g of that being dietary fiber and a whole slew of other vitamins and nutrients (two thumbs up). A muffin with the same 20g of fat comes with over 60g of carbs – nearly 40g of those from sugar! The muffin also lacks the vitamins and nutrients of its avocado pal like potassium, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, and magnesium. In short, yes, avocados have fat, and no, it’s not bad, and you should enjoy avocados as part of a healthy whole food, plant-based, or vegan diet.
Even on busy mornings, I make sure to make time for breakfast. It’s like our parents were right this whole time…breakfast IS important! We know sugary pastries and carb-heavy cereals are a guarantee for a mid-morning sugar crash; it’s time to find something else. Here’s a super quick, no-bake/no-cook/some-assembly-required breakfast!
While some people just avoid sweets, I try to cut back on grains when I need a break from sugar. All grains metabolize into sugar, but there are a few ancient grains and “pseudo-cereals” that metabolize much slower and have less of an impact on blood sugar. I found red rice and quinoa puffed grain cakes to replace the actual toast – who has time to make toast? If you can’t find them in stores, grab them in bulk on Amazon! Use this link (for puffed grain cakes or anything else) and help out Full Belly, Happy Heart <3
Other hacks I used for this recipe include dicing up more than enough onions, and keeping them in the fridge for a few days. When I do all my chopping at once, I find myself having more flavorful food over the next two days because adding onions is so easy! If you don’t have fresh garlic and/or onion, powder will work. Flavor is flavor, am I right?
Avocado Toast Stacks
- 1 perfect avocado
- 2 rice cakes
- 1/4 teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon of diced onion
- 1 tablespoon of tomato and/or
- 1 tablespoon of red pepper
- squeeze of lime juice
- pinch of kosher salt
- handful of spinach or baby greens
- Cut avocado in half and remove the pit.
- Take one half of the avocado and spoon it into a small bowl.
- Add onion, garlic, tomato, pepper, and mix.
- Once mixed, add salt to taste; add lime juice to help maintain color.
- Spread this guacamole on one side of each puffed grain cake.
- Take second half of avocado, and slice into thin slices; remove from skin.
- Place half of slices on each puffed grain cake.
- Top with greens.
Avocados are a quick and easy way to a full belly and happy heart.