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Avocado toast at Vibrations a nutritious treat

The avocado toast at Vibrations Health, Wellness And Juice Bar.

GARY — A favorite among the brunch set, avocado toast has taken off in popularity in recent years.

Despite an Australian real estate mogul's widely ridiculed claim that millennials can't afford homes because they buy too much avocado toast, the appeal is straightforward: cool, creamy avocado tastes delicious on hot toast and it's a lot more heart-healthy than butter.

It's a simple, nourishing snack or breakfast item that's chock-full of nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, potassium, fiber and magnesium.

The juice bar at Vibrations Health, Wellness And Juice Bar at 430 S. Lake St. in Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood specializes in such healthy fare, offering juices, smoothies, spinach pie, and two types of avocado toast: regular avocado toast and an "avocado avalanche" that adds hummus, sprouts and a red pepper spread.

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Made to order with whole avocados, the avocado toast piles smashed avocado onto whole grain bread. It's seasoned with sea salt and red pepper flakes and topped with diced cucumber. Olive oil adds to the richness of the dense, creamy avocado and a squeeze of lime gives it a splash of citrusy freshness.

Diced tomatoes and onions can be added upon request.

It's a generous portion with four half slices of toast that are accompanied by artfully sliced apples.

For more information, call vibrationsjuicebar.com or call 219.427.1175.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.