Avocado Toast and Homemade Green Juice

/// August 13th, 2013

A simple recipe for Avocado Toast and Green Juice!

Avocado Toast and Homemade Green Juice

You guys, yesterday morning was some kind of crayzee.

First of all, we woke up at 5 am and decided to schlep our sleepy asses into the city and stand in a ginormous line for CRONUTS! Or should I say, a chance at the cronut experience. I have to admit that although we felt like total tourists in our own city and were experiencing slight anxiety that after all the waiting – in the friggin’ RAIN – we could possibly leave cronut-less, it was a pretty fun morning date with my guy. There’s something very romantic about really early mornings, and we also met some awesome folks in line that had the same cronut ambitions and cravings.

If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, google cronuts and get yo fix!

Avocado Toast and Homemade Green Juice

So, we waited. And waited. And waaaaaaaaited! We did it for 4 whole hours (if you’re thinking “what the hell is wrong with you?” – I get it… I’m just into doughnuts in a major way) and guess what?! I was the last person in line to get a cronut! The last! What luck. It was destiny! I made the cut. The cronuts were mine!!! Alllllllll mine. Bahahahahahahaha.

Just kidding. I totally shared with my neighbors who were about to go home empty handed. It was the right thang to do. We must be kind, people!

Anyway! After we split a cronut, some other peanut butter/caramel/chocolate thingy, and a muffin-ish pastry, I was spent. Like, reeeeeally spent. I spent the 25 minute subway ride home with a spinning head full of too much sugar and in desperate need of GREENS. Like when does that happen?! Obviously I needed to listen!

So yeah – here we are. Green toast. Green juice. And a promise from this girl that green breakfast is actually pretty rad. See you later today with a bucket list update and tomorrow with a crumble. xo

Green Toast // Green Juice – Baker by Nature

Serves 1 – double as needed

Green Toast:

Ingredients:

1 slice whole wheat bread (or whatever kind you have and love)

1/2 avocado

1 large egg, poached

pinch of flaky sea salt

pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

freshly ground black pepper

squeeze of lemon

Instructions:

Toast bread until nice and crispy. Gently smash the avocado on the toast, then top with egg, salt, pepper, pepper flakes and finish with a big fat squeeze of lemon juice. EAT!

Simple Tomato Salad:

1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinager

pinch of salt

few cracks of black pepper

1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped

Instructions:

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss. Serve at once or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Green Juice:

2 cups kale, chopped and large stems discarded

1 large green apple, cored

10 thick slices of cucumber

1/4 cup fresh mint

Juice of 2 large lemons

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

1 tablespoon raw honey

Instructions:

Place ingredients in a blender and pulse until completely liquified. Place a fine mesh strainer over a pitcher or bowl and strain. You should be left with a scant cup of juice. Add ice if desired, and drink at once.



31 thoughts on “Avocado Toast and Homemade Green Juice

  1. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Some things are definitely worth the wait. Sugar and fat? Siiiign me up! Your toast looks deeelicious and your juice sounds amazing too – I love gingery, lemony juices and smoothies. YUM! Perfect way to counter-balance an indulgent treat.

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  2. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    You’ve had a Cronut?! I still need to get my mitts on one of them! After a particularly sugary expereience I totally have to go the polar opposite and go green, too. That green toast looks like a divine way to handle the sugar coma withdrawls.

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  3. Suzie

    4 hours…you go girl! And any guy that will wait with you that long is a keeper! The green breakfast looks and sounds great, way to end it after all the sugar :)

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  4. Jackie {The Beeroness}

    That cronut frenzy is full on crazy town. But I’m totally curious about what it tastes like. Not sure if they have those in LA yet, but I want to know what all the fuss is about!
    And I think I want this toast more than a cronut right now!

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  5. Des

    I had no idea what a cronut was so I had to google it. Ummm why have I been deprived of this?!?! I have to say though that there is no way I could get my husband to stand in line for 4 hours to get one. I’m not sure I would either. I wouldn’t even stand in line for Splash Mountain for that long AND you get the fun drop that the end. That is some dedication lady :)

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  6. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I was in total awe of that cronut picture on Instagram. Congratulations?! I totally don’t think you’re weird at all because I can see myself doing the exact same thing. At least your wait was worth it – how disappointing it would have been had you walked away cronut-less! Also, I have been toying with the idea of splurging on a juicer, but I love that you made this green juice with a blender and then strained it- genius! Let’s be real, there are other things I’d rather spend $200 on than a juicer.

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  7. CCU

    Go cronuts, taking the world by storm! 😀
    You are so determined!
    I love the green in this post, delicious!

    Glad to be back!
    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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