This quick and delicious toast recipe is a great way to start your day off on the right foot! Rich, sweet and juicy berries are paired with mild and creamy ricotta cheese, and are then topped with peppery fresh basil. This blueberry strawberry ricotta toast recipe is definitely going to be your new favorite breakfast toast!
What do you like to eat for breakfast? If you’re anything like I was when I worked a 9-5, it looks something like grabbing a fist full of cereal while running out the door, or attempting to eat a hearty bowl of oatmeal in your car during commuter traffic.
Busy mornings usually call for busy, unhealthy foods for breakfast. Luckily, there are recipes like this blueberry strawberry ricotta toast recipe to ground you! It comes together in only a few minutes, and can be enjoyed as you run out the door with your coffee!
What Does This Blueberry Toast Recipe Taste Like?
Ricotta is a very mild and very creamy cheese that is perfect for spreading over bread. It is smooth and thick, with a light flavor that is perfect for pairing with bright and fresh berries! Every bite starts with a creamy intro, followed by a burst of sweet berry juice and a glossy fresh basil finish.
All in all, it is a heavenly breakfast or snack. It feels indulgent, yet, in reality, you are getting a good amount of vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium and fiber (if you choose to serve it on whole wheat bread).
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Ricotta Toast Toppings
Just like with avocado toast, there are a lot of different variations of ricotta toast that you can try.
Here are some common ricotta toast toppings:
9 Ways To Make Ricotta Toast by The Crooked Carrot is a great reference for different ricotta toast recipes!
In this specific recipe, we try to keep it as simple as possible.
Strawberries, blueberries, ricotta, honey and basil are the ricotta toast toppings, while whole wheat bakery fresh bread forms the base.
Some people like to drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the top for the added health benefits, and some people even like to drizzle hot honey with red pepper flakes over the top! I’m not a spicy breakfast kind of girl, so I usually sit that one out.
If you want, a pinch of kosher salt on top would tie in the sweet fruit and honey with the savory ricotta cheese very nicely.
What Are The Health Benefits Of This Blueberry Strawberry Toast?
As I briefly highlighted above, this breakfast actually has a ton of health benefits! Here, let me break it down:
Serving This As A Healthy Breakfast For Pregnant Women:
This is not only a great breakfast for ANYONE looking to have increased energy throughout the morning, but it is also a wonderful healthy breakfast for pregnant women! The berries and whole wheat bread are great sources of fiber.
Fiber is known to improve the symptoms of constipation, a common symptom of pregnancy.
Along with calcium and protein (both needed for your growing baby), the ricotta cheese spread provides OMEGA-3 in its DHA/EPA form. Pregnant women need at least 200 mg daily of this fatty acid to support the development of baby’s brain and nervous system.
Plus, getting that daily dose of DHA has been shown to potentially prevent preterm labor! Read that article EPA + DHA in Prevention of Early Preterm Birth – Do We Know How to Apply it? here.
This also makes a wonderful Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe! Opt for organic ricotta and berries if you can.
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Blueberry Strawberry Ricotta Toast Recipe
- 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese (a little over 1 tbsp per piece of bread)
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 3 large basil leaves
- 1 tbsp honey
- 6 pieces of organic whole wheat bread
- Start by toasting your bread to desired 'toasty-ness'. To get grill marks on your bread, heat butter or olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat and place bread in pan. Heat each side until golden brown with dark brown grill marks, about 3 minutes per side.
- Spread a little over 1 tbsp of ricotta cheese evenly on each piece of bread.
- Slice the strawberries into about 1/8 inch thick slices and place on top of the ricotta cheese. Fill in the spaces with the blueberries.
- Drizzle each piece with a little honey. Rip or chop the basil into strips, and place over the top of the berries. Serve immediately, and enjoy! Option to top with chia seeds or flax seeds.
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