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31 August, 2015

Rise and shine! This is my favorite easy summer breakfast—what's yours?

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Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

There's less than four weeks left to go until the end of summer, but it sure doesn't feel like it. Even today, the last day of August, there's a high of 92° F forecasted for my area... ouch. And by ouch I mean sizzle.

My favorite easy summer breakfast with  #GevaliaIcedCoffee

I'm a big fan of breakfast and brunch (and eating in general), but one of the absolute last things I want to do in the midst of a muggy summer is turn on the stove. The only air conditioning we have is in our bedroom, and I don't do a lot of cooking in there... so... yeah. Luckily there are plenty of delicious brunch-y things that can be whipped up easily and without heat. Today I thought I'd share one of my favorite such combos, AKA the tri-fruit special!

avocado toast with tomatoes and sliced peaches

The tri-fruit special in our household consists of the following:
  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Peaches

Fun fact: Avocados are technically a fruit. Botanically speaking they're big berries with a giant single seed in the middle! This is one of those facts that makes perfect sense if you really think about it (other fruits like peaches also have a big stone in the middle), but I never really knew until I was an adult. Go figure.

Anyway, I usually mash up my avocados with a bit of salt and pepper. Sometimes lemon juice too to keep them from browning—four fruits! Then I slice up some ripe and juicy tomatoes and sprinkle some more salt and pepper on top. Slap that all on a piece of toast and you've got something gooooood to eat while the stove remains off. I also like adding a few pieces of sweet fruit (like peaches or raspberries) to round things out. Simple as.

As for beverages—what would a summer brunch be without a bit of iced coffee?

gevalia iced coffee with almond milk in the fridge

New Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk is perfect for easy summer breakfasts because it's ready to go straight out of the fridge—no brewing or mixing required. Even better, it's a drink with food-like properties:
  • 170 calories per single serve carton or 130 calories per 8 fl oz serving
  • 9g protein per single serve carton or 6g protein per 8 fl oz serving
  • Good Source of Calcium, Vitamin A & E
  • Made with real sugar
  • Lactose-free

Avocado toast isn't exactly a high-protein meal, so it's nice to get a little bit of a boost in that department from my morning cuppa. Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk is available in three flavors (Caramel, Mocha, Vanilla) and in two different sizes: 11.1 fl oz single-serving cartons or 33.8 fl oz carton for sharing. Look for them online or at supermarkets and other major retailers!

gevalia iced coffee with almond milk on the shelf

PS: They're shelf-stable too, in case you want to hoard tons of them in your pantry. My boyfriend Stan and I are both big fans of this stuff now—when we brew our own coffee we always mix it with almond milk and sugar, so Gevalia Iced Coffee with Almond Milk is pretty much the ideal to-go/lazy day coffee for us. My favorite flavor is vanilla... Stan's seems to be whatever he's had to drink most recently, haha.

Now, I'm definitely not the only person who enjoys avocado toast and iced coffee, so I ask you...

What do you like to put on your avocado toast? What's your favorite coffee flavor? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Influence Central on behalf of Gevalia, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. Some or all of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I will earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on them. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy. #GevaliaIcedCoffee

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