Low-calorie and high fiber fruits plus healthy fats in the nuts make a perfect bowl for breakfast. A while ago, I found an article in Bon Appétit Magazine about a farming family and how they made healthy feasts part of their everyday life. There were many dreamy situations where fresh ingredients were pulled from the nursery or the chicken coop. I was astonished by a photograph of the “cereals” their kids ate — surely nothing poured from a box (how imaginative it is) yet a colorful cluster of soil products, including fruits and nuts.
Now, it’s an obvious fact that Bon Appétit Magazine can make pretty much anything look tempting; however, I was captivated and needed to make this delicious breakfast for myself. And I have to tell you people, it’s really amazing!
Thus, I don’t figure you could call it a recipe, and I certainly will not take credit for the thought. However, I have been stirring up various kinds of bowls lately to test the theories: can a combination of new + dried fruits and roasted nuts truly fill the Golden-Graham-shaped hole in my heart?
The answer is that I am actually eating them and do not anticipate stopping at any point in the near future.
The following are three of my favorite breakfast bowls (having fruits and nuts); however, here’s the gist: consistently start with about a third a cup of roasted nuts, blend in with up to some fruits, dot with something chewy, and top with just the right amount of additional twist. I pour unsweetened almond milk over my dishes as my personal choice. You can add anything that you like for an additional twist in place of almond milk.
TROPICAL FRUIT AND NUT BREAKFAST BOWL
1/3 C roasted almonds (or mixed nuts)
2 dried apricots, chopped
2 TB dried pineapple
1/4 C coconut chips
Optional: finish with a sprinkle of turmeric
BERRY FRUIT AND NUT BREAKFAST BOWL
1/2 C mixed berries
1/3 C roasted nuts
Drizzle with honey
WINTRY MIX FRUIT AND NUT BREAKFAST BOWL
1 chopped apple
2 dried figs, chopped
2 TB dried cranberries
1/3 C roasted nuts
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Also yummy with blackberries!