Simple & Easy Toast With Refried Beans And Avocado

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Are you in a hurry, but still want a little boost in the morning? Try this simple and delicious breakfast toast recipe with avocados and refried beans.

Vegetarian Or Vegan Refried Beans Are Surprisingly Healthy

Believe it or not, refried beans can be healthy if they are prepared properly. Most of the time, refried beans are cooked in animal fats, which are full of many things that your body doesn’t need.  

If you get your refried beans from a good vegetarian or vegan source, however, they can be just the source of protein your body needs to start your day off right.

Legumes, such as refried beans are full of healthy complex carbohydrates, which help the body maintain good blood sugar levels while giving you the energy endurance you need during the day.  

Refried beans are a great substitute for meat, because they have a great amount of the protein that the body needs to be healthy and maintain muscle strength. They are also rich in iron, magnesium and folate, which are needed to make sure the oxygen is properly transported around your body.  

The last surprising benefit of refried beans is that they are a good source of potassium, which the body uses as an electrolyte that helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Heart-Healthy Avocado

Have you been wondering why avocado is found in so many wonderful and healthy recipes? Well, perhaps it is because it is packed full of wonderful vitamins and minerals. Avocados have more potassium than bananas, while still being full of the heart healthy monounsaturated fats that your body needs to thrive.

Avocados are loaded with healthy digestive system-aiding fiber and have been known to also lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They can even assist in the reduction of arthritis symptoms.  

If you haven’t seen it before, here is a quick reference for the most common nutrients contained in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving of delicious avocado:

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance)
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.
  • Avocados also contain small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Phosphorous, B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine) and B3 (Niacin).

 

This quick and easy recipe will pack your body with the nutrients and energy you need to start out your day right!

Toast with refried beans and avocado is a simple recipe that will take 5 minutes and make 2 servings.

Simple & Easy Toast With Refried Beans And Avocado

Simple & Easy Toast With Refried Beans And Avocado
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 slices sandwich bread (try whole grain and GMO-free for added health benefits, or opt for gluten-free varieties)
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought vegetarian refried beans (see bonus recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • A few slivers white onion
  • Coarse sea salt, such as Maldon or fleur de sel
Instructions
  1. Toast bread to desired level.
  2. Spread refried beans.
  3. Add slices of avocado and slivers of white onion.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt and enjoy!

Try out this awesome recipe and let us know about your experience in the comments below!  Also check out our bonus recipe so that you can make sure your refried beans are healthy.  

Bonus Vegetarian Refried Bean Recipe

Bonus Vegetarian Refried Bean Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups dry pinto beans (roughly one 16-ounce bag)
  • 10 cups water, plus more if needed (I ended up using about 14 cups to avoid burning the beans. Watch them carefully and add more water as needed).
  • 2 tbsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 4 ounces coconut oil, grass-fed butter or ghee, warm
Instructions
  1. In a large Dutch oven, combine the beans, water and salt.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat for about 1 and ½ hours, or until beans are softened and tender, stirring occasionally. Remember to add more water to the pot if need be.
  3. Reduce the water to a minimal amount. I strained my beans (reserve the cooking water) and added about ½ cup water back to the beans. You can add more for a thinner consistency if you like.
  4. Add the oil or butter.
  5. Mash the beans down with a potato masher until thick and smooth. You may also use a food processor for this step if you want.
Notes
Image source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/refried-beans-recipe.html

 

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Kirsten Cowart is a writer and researcher that has worked in the spiritual, mental health and medical fields.Kirsten enjoys studying and experiencing the benefits of yoga, meditation, nutrition, herbalism, organic gardening and alternative health.She worked hard in 2014 losing over 40 lbs. and has since maintained a healthy lifestyle.Follow her to learn more about her journey on Twitter, Facebook & Youtube!
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