Easy Morning Brunch

Easy Morning Brunch - Smoked Salmon on Toast Recipe - thecasualfree.com

The morning is the best part of my day. I usually feel the most refreshed when I’m hitting mid-morning and the initial chores of the day are done! As Zoe gets fed, hubby and I sit down to a nice coffee (which he usually makes!) and THIS easy morning brunch. I want to share it with you because it is so delicious, healthy and quick!

Smoked Salmon on Toast with Avocado + Microgreens. It’s the easiest combo to put together, I swear. It works perfectly for both busy days and slow days alike. Hubby likes to bring his up a level and eats this with a side of eggs and it’s always delicious with a side bowl of seasonal fruit. It truly feels like Spring/Summer in your mouth!

Easy Morning Brunch - Smoked Salmon on Toast Recipe - thecasualfree.com

For the toast, my recipe is as follows:

+ A light slice of bread. This week I’ve decided to bust out the bread machine and make our own bread in-house again. I couldn’t deal with how many gross ingredients are in the store stuff.
+ Garlic Spread. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have great options but a local farmers market can also sell these types of spreads. Get one with simple and few ingredients in it. The spread really isn’t strong (I know you’re thinking garlic??). It’s just enough to give it a little tartness and bring out the flavor in the smoked salmon and avocado!
+ Smoked Salmon. I’ve tried smoked salmon from a lot of stores. I love it. My absolute favorite is the Changing Seas Salmon Cold Smoked (again, found at Whole Foods) because the texture is soft and the flavor is subtle but delicious. Also, the price isn’t too outrageous (about $10 for 8oz) and the company have good and sustainable fishing practices.
+ Avocado. I can’t believe there was a time in my life that I hated avocado. I’ve realized that it’s something that goes well with everything and you just have to know how to garnish and use it. Plus, it’s packed with healthy fats. That’s a great start to the day right there.
+ Microgreens. I never paid much attention to microgreens, but I feel as though I’ve been seeing a trend in these little guys lately. The idea is that in the earlier stages of life, a plant often packs more nutrients than in their more mature states. You can find a blend you like that suits your palate. I’m not into a bitter type of palate in general, so I stay clear of arugula and such. These have mustard seed, broccoli, kale and much more! I got them at our local farmer’s market. Not to mention they’re aromatic, rich in flavor and look uber cute on top.
+ Lemon. YUM. No explanation needed!

Easy Morning Brunch - Smoked Salmon on Toast Recipe - thecasualfree.com

A small bowl of watermelon freshens up the morning. It’s a colorful and easy fruit to quickly prep and is packed with lots of… well, water, I guess! Who doesn’t need extra water where they can get it!? We kind of jump around what’s in the fruit bowl. Some days it’s strawberries, another blueberries or grapes etc.

Easy Morning Brunch - Smoked Salmon on Toast Recipe - thecasualfree.com

And don’t forget a beverage! We usually have coffee (or I have hot chocolate instead sometimes!) but you can opt for a smoothie, juice or some other hydrating and healthy option!

I hope you guys enjoyed my Smoked Salmon on Toast with Avocado and Microgreens recipe. It really is an easy morning brunch to make. It’s quick to prepare — maybe 5 mins or so! You have no excuses to leave the house hungry now! Let me know if you’ve tried this recipe, have any additions and leave a comment below for other things you’d like to see! If you’re in the mood for a brunch out then hop over to my review on The Fig Santa Monica (hint: YUM!)! Catch you all over on the ‘Gram for more adventures on Stories, new products I’m loving and so on! Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Lucinda
    April 27, 2019 / 11:09 am

    Looks delicious! Love your posts! Keep them coming😎

    • Ana Free
      April 29, 2019 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you! They are delicious! Let me know what recipe you’d like to see next on the blog! <3

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Hello there! I’m Ana Free, s’nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my lifestyle and mommy blog! I’m mama to a gorgeous baby girl called Zoe as well as a four-legged rescue pooch called Indie and wifey to an Argentinian music producer hunk by the name of Rodrigo (but since that’s too long I always call him Rod haha). I love music, writing and singing songs, traveling, doing my makeup, taking photographs and spending time with my family. The craziest thing I’ve ever done is skydive and the most embarrassing was probably when I peed in protest on the floor in ballet as a child because the teacher wouldn’t let me go to the bathroom (seriously, when a 6 year old says they need to go, you gotta let ’em)!

As with most creatives, it seems I have a million and one passions and this space is where I get to write, share, ramble and post whatever comes to mind in my world. It’s really just all things casual, travels, mama+baby, fashion, makeup, style and me.