Before you think oh great, another “recipe” for avocado toast, would it interest you to know that this version has two, yes TWO superfoods mixed in there? If so, choose your own adventure and continue reading. Despite that fact that superfood potions and powders are becoming more popular, I think a lot of the population is still a little unsure of either what they are, what the purported benefits are, or how the heck to use them. It’s kind of like when you were a kid and would see the exotic international fruits section on the produce aisle. You begged your mom to buy you that dragon fruit, but then what the heck were you going to do with it once you got home?
The most popular way to use superfood supplements and powders is in smoothies, but they are destined for so much more than being subjected to your blender! Here’s a quick run-down of what is hiding in this avocado toast along with some health benefits/magical super powers:
+ H E M P – This superfood contains all 20 amino acids which means it’s a complete protein. It’s also highly digestible and easily absorbed by the body. A good source of healthy carbs and fiber, hemp also provides the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6 in an ideal ratio. At this point I pretty much use it as “sprinkles” on most things I eat, but I really love the nuttiness it lends to my avocado toast.
+ M O R I N G A – This is one of the newest super greens in my repertoire. Packed with nutrients, moringa is high in antioxidants and another great plant-based source of protein and fiber. Moringa is highly bioavailable which means our bodies easily absorb it. The taste is vegetal, a sort of mix between spinach and matcha powder. The first time I used this in my avocado toast was on a whim and these days it’s rare if it doesn’t make it’s way in there. I source my moringa powder from local farm Finca Tres Robles. Not only do they grow it, they dry and powder it, too 🙂