If there’s one thing that I am, it’s a creature of habit… especially when it comes to eating. Whether I plan to or not, I always seem to fall into a trap where I gravitate towards eating the same foods everyday. While not a terrible thing, considering most of it’s pretty healthy, it definitely takes the fun out of eating and deprives my body of getting different nutrients from a wide range of foods. Like working out, it’s important to change up your eating schedule, take a break from some foods and add new ones in. So what did I trade my daily almond butter toast with banana for this week? Lemon Ricotta Toast.
Let me just preface this by saying that this might be my new breakfast staple, because it’s seriously THAT GOOD! Brownie points for using freshly sliced bakery bread (with no added junk!) and organic ricotta.
What I love most about this breakfast toast is the perfect synergy of flavors we’ve got going on. Crunchy bread, covered with creamy ricotta, drizzled with sweet honey and sprinkled with zesty lemon and sliced almonds. I mean, what more could you want from life? Plus, it’s satiating, it’s healthy, it’s easy to make and it’s downright delectable.
Lemon Ricotta Breakfast Toast
Time: 2 minutes
1 slice of toast of choice
1 tablespoon organic ricotta cheese
1 organic lemon, washed thoroughly
Spread one tablespoon of ricotta on your toast of choice. Zest a lemon with a zester or alternatively use a vegetable peeler. Sprinkle the lemon zest and sliced almonds over the ricotta. Drizzle the toast with honey and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice over the toast.
[a tip or two for you]
* I recommend checking the bread that you buy to make sure that the ingredients are 100% clean. A good way to ensure this is to buy bread from a local or grocery store bakery.
** When possible use organic ingredients, especially for the lemon in this recipe. Since you are using zest, it's important that you wash the lemon thoroughly before zesting to get all the germs off!
*** Make this recipe allergy friendly! To make dairy-free sub your favorite non-dairy yogurt for ricotta. To make gluten-free use gluten-free bread. For nut-free omit sliced almonds.
Nutritional information for this recipe is dependent on your bread type and measurements.