Climber-Friendly Recipes: Loaded Avocado Toast

By Liz Haas ,

Avocado toast is a tasty fad, but simply smearing a little green superfood on your breakfast bread won’t give you the protein you need to fuel a full day of climbing outside or a tough indoor session. Here are four easy ways to power up your toast with protein for a filling breakfast, recover meal, or quick healthy dinner. Keep it fresh by switching it up with a variety of tasty toppings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice Ezekiel Bread (sprouted grains provide an extra 4 grams of complete protein per slice)
  • 1/5 ripe avocado
  • ½ - ¾ cup spinach
  • Toppings of your choice: 1.5 oz sharp cheddar cheese, 2 oz Smoked Salmon, 2 eggs, or ½ cup tofu
  • Optional: add salt, pepper, hot sauce, and/or salsa to taste

Directions: Cheesy Avocado Toast

  1. Lightly toast bread.
  2. Spread evenly with avocado. Add an optional dash or two of salt and/or pepper.
  3. Top with spinach and layer slices of sharp cheddar cheese on top.
  4. Place in toaster oven or oven preheated to 400°F for five minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Top with optional hot sauce or salsa.

Nutritional Information (per slice, with toppings): 

Energy: 320 cal • Carbs: 21g • Fat: 20g • Protein: 16g • Fiber: 6.5g • Sodium: 375mg

Directions: Egg/Tofu Scramble Avocado Toast 

  1. Toast bread.
  2. Scramble spinach and eggs/tofu in a small frying pan using your favorite oil or nonstick spray. Scramble in salt, pepper, hot sauce, and/or salsa to taste.
  3. Spread toast evenly with avocado, and top with egg/tofu scramble.

Nutritional Information (per slice, with toppings):

Egg Scramble

Energy: 305 cal • Carbs: 20g • Fat: 16.5g • Protein: 17.5g • Fiber: 6g • Sodium: 225mg

Tofu Scramble

Energy: 245 cal • Carbs: 22g • Fat: 12.5g • Protein: 15.5g • Fiber: 6.5g • Sodium: 100mg

Directions: Smoked Salmon and Avocado Toast

  1. Toast bread.
  2. Spread with avocado. Add an optional dash or two of salt and/or pepper.
  3. Add spinach then top with smoked salmon slices.

Nutritional Information (per slice, with toppings):

Energy: 215 cal • Carbs: 20g • Fat: 9g • Protein: 15.5g • Fiber: 6.5g • Sodium: 545mg 

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