Recipe: Avocado Smash with Toasted Nuts and Seeds from The Detox Kitchen Bible


Recipe: Avocado Smash with Toasted Nuts and Seeds from The Detox Kitchen Bible


Avocado smash with toasted nuts and seeds

I love a good recipe book, and love a healthy one even more! The Detox Kitchen Bible contains over 200 dairy, wheat and refined sugar free recipes developed by Lily Simpson, founder of The Detox Kitchen in London, and Rob Hobson a nutritionist.


‘Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson are a chef‐and‐nutritionist team shaking up the healthy food industry. Chef Lily Simpson takes her ideas from travels in France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Morocco and Sri Lanka. She founded The Detox Kitchen, a unique detox food delivery service, in 2012. Having launched with dazzling success and a loyal following of celebrity clients, they now serve a range of delicious, healthy dishes from delis in London’s Kingly Street and Harvey Nichols. Rob Hobson is one of the UK’s most talented nutritionists. He runs two food and nutrition consultancies in London, and has worked with private clients, government agencies and the NHS. An obsessed foodie and skilled cook, he regularly contributes food and nutrition features across a wide range of media platforms.’

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The recipes are full of vibrant flavours thanks to Lily’s use of herbs, spices and oils. Not only are the recipes tasty, but with Rob’s guidance they can be used to target your health needs.

They kindly offered me an exclusive recipe from the book to share with Wholeheartedly Healthy readers…


Serves 2 • 460 calories per serving

You may be apprehensive about having a salad for breakfast, but if you try this one with a few slices of toast, you will be converted. The creamy avocado mixed with all of our favourite nuts and seeds and some protein-packed lentil sprouts tastes wonderfully fresh and really will keep you feeling full until lunch. Avocados contain high levels of a plant compound known as beta-sitosterol, which is thought to help balance cholesterol levels. 


  • 20g cashew nuts
  • 20g hazelnuts 
  • 1 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 50g lentil sprouts
  • Salt and pepper

To serve: Chopped fresh coriander or micro coriander Lime wedges


1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.

2. Spread all the nuts and seeds in a small baking tin and toast in the heated oven for 8 minutes until golden. Tip them into a mortar and lightly crush with the pestle. Set aside.

3. Cut the avocados in half and remove the stones, then scoop out the flesh and put it in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, chives and some salt and pepper and crush with a fork. You want to create a creamy but chunky texture. Add the lentil sprouts and mix through. 

4. Add the crushed nuts and seeds to the avocado mix. Serve sprinkled with coriander and with wedges of lime to squeeze over. 

Rich in Vitamins B6 and E • Potassium •Magnesium • Phytoestrogens • Beta-sitosterol • Fibre

I think that sounds so delicious and unusual for a breakfast dish! Also, avocado, enough said!

Have you heard of The Detox Kitchen before? What is your favourite recipe book?



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  1. Emma

    I’ve been trying to think of some savoury breakfasts and this sounds great. I’m sure all the fats & protein are pretty sustaining.
    I’ve been to the Detox Kitchen a few times. The Soho branch is pretty tiny but they do lovely salads to take away!

  2. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    I probably wouldn’t have this for breakfast as I’m so stuck in my ways with porridge and wouldn’t want to faff with something else – BUT I’d totally eat it for lunch! It looks so tasty.
    Never heard of the Detox Kitchen but it sounds good!

  3. Petra (@BeHealthyFeelGd)

    I haven’t heard of the Detox Kitchen before but I love the recipe. I wouldn’t have it for breakfast though as I don’t fancy anything savoury in the morning – porridge or muesli is my go to breakfast.
    This book sounds like worth having though. At the moment I use a small recipe book with vegetarian dishes but I am always looking for new meal ideas to try out.

  4. Lauren

    This recipe looks so refreshing and unique. I love the addition of the sprouts for a nutritional hit and also all the nuts and seeds for some yummy crunch! Thanks for sharing lovely x

  5. Maria @ runningcupcake

    I have never heard of it, but it looks good- like Anna says, I wouldn’t have it for breakfast, but sounds like a lovely lunch.

  6. Lucy

    I’ve been eyeing up their book – it really is like a Bible, it’s HUGE! I can imagine there are endless delicious recipes, and I’ve seen Lily’s videos for John Lewis/Waitrose and really enjoyed them. My healthy lifestyle books seem to be forever growing! I can certainly this being the next one I add to it…

    She’s So Lucy

  7. Bron

    I LOVE smashed avocado for breakfast – our cafe up the road does it with feta and a poached egg on top – so good! will have to give this a try at home :-)

  8. Sophie

    I often have a salad fro breakfast! I love that! This book sounds very ideal for me! I love avocado mashed with olive oil, salt & black pepper with a fruity extra virgin olive oil on home-made sourdough spelt bread!

    This salad sounds very tasty indeed! :)


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