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Quick & Easy: Ideas for Breakfast/ Part 2

by on October 16, 2014
 

Fruit. Fruit. Fruit.

In Part 1, I shared a few of my favourites which are largely carb-based.

In Part 2, I share my fruit-heavy breakfasts which tend to be fruit bowls and smoothies.

I had this fruitbowl and then I went to sleep - a combination of full and tired from the walk.  Fruit - guava - mangoes, going fast out of season - passionfruit - bananas - red, seedless grapes  Yogurt  Heaven  I especially love the combination of passion

Fruit: guava, mangoes, passionfruit, bananas, red, seedless grapes and Yogurt

Fruit bowls

Fruit salad, I’m a fruit salad fiend. Lover.

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Pineapple, Apples & Banana with Farm Fresh Yogurt

Something about the way the yogurt brings creaminess to the fruit – whether that’s regular old bananas or soursop puree.

The best things in life are ... tropical  Le fruitbowl  Yogurt Soursop cream Passionfruit Banana  I'm half asleep. So good - filling and fragrant

My favourite, absolute favourite combinations are best served with plain yogurt – sweetened or unsweetened.

  • Pineapple, apple, bananas
  • Banana & Lime
  • Banana, passion fruit
  • Grapes, apples, bananas
  • Mango with toasted sesame seeds and lime

Sometimes I add a bit of oats, and nuts – pecans are a firm fave, followed by almonds. And seeds. And herbs. Mostly mint. Or melisse. And basil. And scent leaves, all for their citrus notes.

I was going to have dragonfruit for breakfast but I decided to save it for tomorrow.  Instead, a #fruitsalad of #redgrapes, #apples and #bananas. With yogurt and #mint.  The mint is the thing this morning. Like limes were a few days ago.  I think it is #s

Smoothies

Some mornings, I crave smoothies.

My favourite smoothies involve the colour orange, mostly from pawpaw. Papaya. Tropical delight.

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Pawpaw, carrots, passionfruit and ginger smoothie

I love pawpaw in smoothies. At room temperature, it makes them creamy, and frozen, luscious. So I like to use a combination when I make mine. If possible. And that is Lesson #1.

Lesson #2. It helps to have the fruits diced up and frozen in ziploc bags. Easy to access. Efficient even. This way, one need not toil everyday over a chopping board, knife in hand. And then you don’t need ice.

There are other lessons to learn that need not be numbered – two fruits can make a delightful smoothie. Think about pawpaw and lime skin/ zest or fresh ginger. Strawberries and lemon zest.

Smoothies are a great starting point for sorbets. Yes, sorbets and other frozen desserts. Fruit-dense, icy delights and all you need is a good blender and fruits & vegetables.

No to mention the goodness, nutrients and life coursing through your veins as you down them.

Some favourite combinations:

  • Pawpaw, carrots, passionfruit and ginger
  • Pawpaw, pineapple, watermelon
  • Pawpaw with lime zest
  • Strawberries with lemon zest
  • Apple, cucumber and mint
  • Carrots, ginger and orange zest
  • Carrots, pawpaw, passionfruit, ginger
  • Watermelon, pineapple, pawpaw
  • Pawpaw, lime
#Tropical #smoothie of #pawpaw, #pineapple and #watermelon.  Made with fresh fruit and frozen fruit.  Fresh for the creaminess, frozen for the the refreshing quality it brings.  I went for 2/3 fresh and 1/3 frozen.  #vscocam #vscogram #vscolife #vscodaily

Tropical smoothie of pawpaw, pineapple and watermelon.

And this brings to a glorious end the Breakfast series. Lol.

Please share your ideas for quick, easy and exciting breakfasts.

Stay well xxx.