Oh So Toasty
A sweet step up from your avocado on toast
prep time 12 mins total time 15 minutes
A couple of slices of sourdough bread
2 tbs maple syrup (or honey if you're not plant based)
1 handful of blueberries
Place a couple of slices of sourdough in the toaster (I like mine a little burnt and extra crunchy)
Cut up your peach into small chunks and place in a pan with 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil and 2 tbs of maple. Stir on a low heat for around 5-7 minutes until soft and golden then remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Once the toast is done, leave to cool for 5 minutes. to avoid melting the yogurt
Add 2 heaped tbs of coconut yogurt onto each slice of toast and spread evenly across each slice.
Add the fruit on top of the yogurt
Add a sprinkle of chia seeds (or any other seed/nut of your preference - flaked almonds are a great shout!)
After getting a bit bored of your stereotypical healthy fats (avocado, nut butter & hummus) I decided to get a little creative and satisfy my main meal and desert tummy all in one. I really surprised myself with this combination, not that I should admit here my expectations were low, but they were. The idea of toast, peach, coconut yogurt and blueberries sounded like far to many flavours, but the results were magic. The combination of crunch against the smooth and creamy yogurt was just delicious. This dish is also so easily personalised, for example you could switch the peaches for apples, strawberries or even sliced banana - the possibilities are endless. This is such a versatile dish, fantastic for homemade brunch with your friends, or even as a sharing dish in the middle if you’ve outrun the white girl basic pancake stack.
FOOD IS MEDICINE.
Coconut yogurt is filled with healthy probiotics which help support your gut health (be sure to check labels and aim for one with as little added sugar as possible)
Peaches are great for helping maintain a strong immune system as they contain Vitamin c, zinc & magnesium.
+My go to... blueberries (must eat a punnet a day) low in calories but high in fibre, Vitamin c and vitamin K. Blueberries benefit your brain by aiding brain function and delaying mental decline.
Sourdough (because yes bread is actually good for you when consumed in moderation along side a varied diet) is a great source of mineral such as iron and selenium. It is also another gut friendly food, containing probiotics. Sourdough is also usually made with no sweeteners or oils- it contains mostly whole wheat flour and water (& live yeast cultures)
Chia seeds are full of antioxidants, high in quality protein and high in omega 3 fatty acids. I sprinkle chia seeds on anything - porridge, toast, salads, smoothies, even soups.