Earth Bowl Breakfast


After several days of doing my part for Nestles, Cadbury, Lindt, Hershey and the rest of the candy industry by indiscriminately devouring every on-sale bag of Halloween chocolate available, this morning I decided to return to my NAG core and have one of my favorite breakfasts.  It’s called Earth Bowl.

I originally got this recipe from the cookbook Enlightened Eating, by my colleague Caroline Dupont.  I’ve modified it slightly to suit my own tastes.

Basically a bowl of fruit and nuts/seeds, this raw dish is reminiscent of cold cereal with its mix of crunchy, wet, and sweet.  The orange juice provides a liquid base into which you toss the other ingredients.  For those who prefer cereals with multiple ingredients (or, like me, those who will pour four types of cereal into one bowl just to get a variety in every spoonful), this is the perfect combination. earthbowlside.jpgThe diced apple provides a wet, juicy crunch; the walnuts and pumpkin seeds are a softer crunch, with decidedly savory and even bitter undertones; and the berries are cold, dissolve on your tongue, and tangy.  All this, bathed in fresh orange juice, provides more sweetness and a great slurpy base.

The bowl is also uber-nutritious, with omega 3’s in the nuts/seeds, zinc in the seeds, fabulous proanthocyanins in the berries, and your basic keep-the-doctor-away nutrients in the apple.  It’s also filling and can carry you through the morning.  All this, and raw, too! (“Sounds delicious, Mum! Did we mention that we love apples?”)

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  1. Your earth bowl sounds incredible! I adore a bowl of fruits and nuts for breakfast (and often for lunch too! ):-), but I’ve never thought of adding the orange juice – what a wonderful way to increase the variety of textures and create a refreshing raw breakfast cereal! Thank you for the great idea!

  2. Yum-my!! This looks like the “dessert” we used to order when we lived in Italy. After a multi-hour, multi-course meal, “macedonia” (mixed fresh fruit salad) was always the perfect ending. Of course, in the summer it was “macedonia con gelato” — even more perfect 🙂
    And since I love dessert any time of day, think I’ll have to give this a try at brekkie.

  3. Sounds scrumptious! I like a light brekkie & this sounds perfect 🙂

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