My toast situation is becoming a real phenomenon! Like… I’m getting really creative with it these days & I’m honestly LOVING it. I love the idea of topping a nutritious slice (or 2, let’s be honest) of sprouted toast with some of my fave toppings, whether it be nut or seed butters, coconut butter, dried fruit, Ceylon cinnamon, hummus, vegan cheese spreads, beets, alfalfa sprouts, fruit, nuts, seeds, MY GOD… I COULD GO ON FOR DAYS!
BUT HONESTLY, there’s nothing like getting home from a double workout & refuelling with a breaky like this one (& every single other toast concoction of mine, to say the least!).
So what’s so good about coconut butter? Well, first off, if you love coconut like me, IT’S COCONUT. Like, hello… I FREAKING DIE FOR IT. It’s naturally sweet but also nutty & just PERFECT when it comes to texture, whether it be in shreds, butter, flour, whatever it is, I ADORE IT.
But aside from the taste, it does actually offer a huge array of health benefits, such as:
- Coconut butter is rich in lauric acid, which boosts immunity & destroys harmful bacteria, virus & fungus, as well as candida (hello gut health!).
- It also boosts metabolism, which helps burn fat & boosts energy levels.
- It’s packed with healthy fats + fibre, both of which help keep you fuller longer so it makes for a great breakfast to get your day started on the right foot.
- It’s full of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for protein, as well as calcium & magnesium.
- It’s nut-free, so it’s a great substitute for those with nut allergies or sensitivities in baking recipes.
- It’s a great source of iron! Iron is crucial for so many vital functions, such as development of healthy red blood cells, proper oxygen supply to the body, preventing anemia, chronic fatigue & reduced brain function.
- Boosts skin health & fights certain chronic skin conditions & smooths, shines & strengthens hair!
- The MCTs (medium-chain fatty acids) in coconut butter boost athletic performance, as they are more rapidly absorbed by the body & generate a fat-burning resource for energy. Instead of being stored as fat the way that long-chain fatty acids are stored, it’s converted in the fuel through a thermogenic effect in the liver that can be used by the muscles right away.
I used World of Chia raspberry chia jam, which is amazing in terms of ingredients because it contains no added sugar or pectin. Most store-bought jams contain refined sugar, pectin & preservatives to prolong shelf life. SO BEWARE! It’s always best to splurge a little more to get one made with minimal ingredients or to make it homemade!
- 2 slices sprouted Ezekiel sesame toast
- 1-1.5 tbsp. raw organic coconut butter
- 1.5 tbsp. raspberry chia jam
- Sprinkle of organic chia seeds
- Ceylon cinnamon
- 1/4-1/2 sliced banana
- Toast your bread, spread the coconut butter, add toppings & serve right away!
- ENJOY! 🙂