What’s your take on melon? I ADORE watermelon, but other melons have never really made me jump with excitement. You know when you order a fruit salad and it’s primarily melons and grapes? That’s always a little bit disappointing for me. My ideal fruit salad would be just a ton of berries, with maybe a bit of watermelon and some pineapple. And kiwi. Maybe mango. All the exotic fruits for me, please!
Anyway, lately I’ve been buying my fair share of cantaloupe. It’s usually on for a pretty great price, and the kids have been loving it. I have to admit, I’ve been loving it too. I’m trying to incorporate way more fruits and veggies into my diet these days, and I’ve grown to look forward to my juicy cantaloupe in the mornings. I realized one morning that when you scrape out the seeds from one half, it makes the PERFECT bowl!
I filled it up with yogurt, granola, and some berries and seeds. Lo and behold, a delicious breakfast was born.
The juice from the cantaloupe starts to seep into the yogurt and granola, making the filling SO juicy and sweet.
If a whole half of a cantaloupe seems like way too much for just one person, be sure to pick a very small melon for this “recipe”, or plan on scraping out some of the fruit along with the seeds to save for later. I eat a pretty big breakfast so I usually have no trouble with a whole half to myself!
The filling is also totally customizable. Yogurt is my favourite option, but I’ve also done cottage cheese mixed with berries, and even some dry cereal and a bit of milk. I’ve got a few granola options for you too! Whatever tickles your fancy that morning.
On that note, I’ll leave you to it. Have a great week my friends!
Now commences, the EASIEST recipe I’ve ever written.
Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl
Yield 2 bowls
Literally eat your bowl for breakfast with this SUPER easy and delicious cantaloupe breakfast bowl! Completely customizable and totally healthy.
- 1 small cantaloupe
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup granola
- handful of seeds, any kind
- berries, any kind
- Cut the cantaloupe in half, horizontally. Scoop out the seeds and scrape out some of the fruit to create a "bowl". Fill the bowl with yogurt, granola or any other fillings you desire! Enjoy!
I usually eat one half and save the other half for the next day, keeping it in the fridge.