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Hey there.

I creatively play with my food with my nine-year-old daughter in Louisville, KY. I hope you find some inspiration and fill your belly.

Quinoa Tropical Fruit Bowl

Quinoa Tropical Fruit Bowl

 
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How do you start your morning?

For years, I used to skip breakfast (eek!) and it wasn’t until I really started sytemically caring about all the little nuances about what my body needs that I started eating breakfast.

This was one of the first things that I was able to eat first thing in the morning when I started eating breakfast—it’s fresh, beautiful, and it has mangoes and berries.

If you’re not in the know, like me in 2017, skipping breakfast is really bad for your metabolism and it can actually contribute to break-outs (!!)

Remember, You Are Your First Priority. You have time to eat a quick breakfast, like this one, in the morning. But you have to put your well-being and happiness as a top priority. You will feel and look so much better in the long run once you start prioritizing your needs.

When you wake up, you essentially have been fasting for eight hours and so your body is lower in nutrients than usual. It’s imporant then to replenish those nutrients with healthy calories (like fruit), fats (like coconut and yogurt), and carbohydrates (like quinoa).

 
 

Let’s replenish those nutrients.


Quinoa Tropical Fruit Bowl

Easy to eat in the morning, this bfast has coconut, mango, kiwi, berries, and quinoa. Vegan.

Total time:
Makes: 1 bowl

P:7 - F:17 - C:79
Cal: 479

i n g r e d i e n t s

  • 1/4 c. quinoa
  • 1 can of coconut cream
  • sliced almonds
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • coconut chips
  • mango chunks
  • 1 kiwi
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • dried cranberries

m e t h o d

  1. Rinse and simmer your quinoa on the stove for ~15 min
  2. While you're waiting, rinse your fruit and gather the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Prep. I usually buy pre-chopped fruit for my breakfast bowls so it saves me some time in the morning. All I did was peel and slice the kiwi, with two different knives. Small, paring knives are great for peeling!
  4. Drain the quinoa and mix a pinch of cinnamon in it for flavor
  5. Layer 1: place the quinoa at the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Layer 2: arrange the fruit however your want.
  7. Layer 3: crack open that can of coconut cream and chuck two spoonfuls into a seperate, small bowl. You'll want to mix it first because it settles.
  8. Layer 4: top with coconut creme, almonds, and some cinnamon.

 
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xo,

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