The enduring appeal of the avocado among young people has not gone unnoticed.

Served up smashed on toast in hipster brunch cafes, the Native American export has become wildly popular thanks to its delicious taste and healthy nutrients. But please young adults, do not be fooled. Proceed ordering with caution because in fact, it will be the root cause of your inability to ever afford stepping onto the property ladder.

This was the wisdom offered last week by Australian millionaire, Tim Gurner.

On the TV show '60 Minutes', Gurner claimed that whilst Millennials are treating themselves to expensive breakfasts and take away coffees, they are simultaneously dwindling money that could be put towards owning a home.

Gurner is not the first rich businessman to make this assertion about excessive spending on avocados - and nor do I think he will be the last. Yet what these critics fail to acknowledge are the wider societal hindrances that ultimately prevent young people advancing.

In poorly paid and overworked jobs, what money there is often goes towards high rental costs and bills.

There's no denying that frittering money away on countless fancy brunches every week would be detrimental to a savings pot, but it is nonetheless a very throwaway comment to make.

How many Millennials are actually buying this many expensive treats a week? And of those few luxuries purchased, how many are in fact among the last small pleasures left, offering a chance to interact with friends and switch off from weekly pressures?

There is an inability of certain members of the elite to recognise their luck. I'm sure they're intelligent and hardworking, but as are many of us; it doesn't guarantee a multi-million pound fortune - or a house.

According to Rightmove, the average house price in Dumbarton is £125,346. Let's say a first time buyer is able to get a mortgage with a 5 per cent deposit: that's still £6,267.30 - aka more brunches than we can even imagine consuming.

This year is the first I can honestly say I have successfully saved. With sights set on buying a flat of my own and a help-to-buy account in tow, I knew lifestyle changes were needed to stand any hope of making this dream a reality.

What isn't needed is a millionaire real estate mogul pointing fingers and tutting away when small treats slip through the net.

Last weekend, after a busy spell at work, I'll admit it, I went out to brunch. That avocado and poached eggs on toast was a lifesaver.

Instead of judging how we all spend our money, let's address how we can give up a leg up to all who wish to own their own home. And next time Tim Gurner see's a group of 20-somethings eating avocado on toast, I hope he's not so quick to jump to conclusions.