Friday, January 14, 2011

Simple Fruit Fruit-Bowl

Good morning!

Just popping in to share a quick pic of an easy, healthy breakfast! Admittedly, this is even better in the summer months when the fruit is more in season, and you can get ripe berries... but sometimes I just get a hankering for fruit in the morning, and so I enjoyed some this morning!

Simple Fruit Fruit-Bowl (makes 2)
Berries or other fruit
Toppings of choice

So simple! Just cut a cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds so that it doubles as a bowl! Then fill with your favorite other fruits! I just used some berries since that's what I had on hand. Then I drizzled some honey on top and sprinkled on a few macadamia nuts.

If you want something a little heartier, maybe a dollop of almond butter, or a base of cashew cream. Want a little more flavor kick? Sprinkle with ginger or clove. For a festive garnish, you could add some minced mint! Perhaps a squeeze of lime. The possibilities are endless :)

But this is a wonderfully refreshing start to a morning, without loading my system down with heavy foods. Up and at 'em!

Plus (well, c'mon, you know I've gotta talk about the healthy side of this dish!) cantaloupe is a low-calorie major dosing of that skin-lovin' combo: Vitamin A and Vitamin C with 1 cup providing over 100% of your RDA for each! They're also both good antioxidants, keeping those damaging free radicals at bay. Fight on, you lovely melon! This delight also provides a punch of potassium, B6, B3, fiber, and folate. The B vitamins are important for your body to be able to derive energy from food and actually use it. People who lack B vitamins sometimes suffer from more stress, depression, and fatigue (though, of course, those are multifaceted conditions.)

So start your morning off right! Healthy fruits and/or veggies are a good boost for my mornings!


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