Change up your Breakfast with Pickled Garlic Avocado Toast
Just a little something to get you going in the morning. Try Pickled Garlic on your avocado toast. Pickled garlic has a milder and sweeter flavor than fresh garlic, making it easier to eat straight from the jar. Coupled with guacamole, homemade or purchased, you get a creamy, salty-sweet meal packed with nutrients. The fats in the avocado will keep your hunger satiated for hours. And all the nutrients in the garlic are fantastic for your body.
Boost Immunity Some studies have found that garlic may boost the body’s immune response. One 12-week study in humans found that a daily garlic supplement reduced colds by 63% when compared to a placebo. (DOI: 10.1007/BF02850113) Another study found that aged garlic extract taken in high doses actually reduced sick days from cold or flu by 61%. (DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2011.11.019)
Reduce Blood Pressure Multiple studies conducted in humans show garlic can have a significant impact on blood pressure in people with hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. You have to take about four cloves’ worth daily to see these benefits. (DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.06.001)
Improves Cholesterol Levels Eating garlic can lower your LDL or “bad” cholesterol and total cholesterol levels. Research has shown that taking garlic supplements may reduce LDL and total cholesterol in people with high cholesterol levels by 10 to 15%. Garlic does not appear to have any effect on HDL (“good” cholesterol) or triglycerides. High triglycerides are a known risk factor for heart disease. (DOI: 10.3945/jn.114.202333)
Detoxify Heavy Metals The sulfur compounds found in garlic have been shown to help protect against organ damage from heavy-metal toxicity, when garlic is taken in high doses. One study tracked employees of a car battery plant, who were exposed to high levels of lead during their work, for four weeks. Researchers found that taking garlic reduced the lead levels in their blood by 19%. It also reduced signs of toxicity like headaches and high blood pressure. The employees took three doses of garlic per day, which ultimately proved better than the drug D-penicillamine at reducing symptoms. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-7843.2011.00841.x)
Start with the base. We use gluten free bread for our toast but you can certainly use any bread from bagels to English muffins to whole grain bread or even thick slices of tomato or potato as your base.
Spread guacamole over your base. We like our guacamole recipe.
Top with whole pickled garlic cloves. You can pickle your own or purchase from the grocery store.