Recipe by Chef Cindy
Winter Citrus Fruit Yogurt Breakfast Bowl is a delicious and nutritious way to start the day! It's especially great as a winter meal when citrus fruits are in season. Choose your favorite citrus fruit for this recipe! Toppings for this citrus fruit yogurt bowl include organic hemp seeds, pepitas, and dried blueberries. But what makes this breakfast even yummier it gets topped with the Best Vegan Granola! It will go quickly, so I recommend you make a big batch, so it lasts for a few days.
What are the different types of Citrus Fruits?
Citrus fruits are available year-round, but they are grown in the spring and summer to be harvested in the winter. When we lack the bright colors of summer seasonal fruits, we get a pop of color, flavor, and a boost of vitamins from citrus fruits.
There are over 400 varieties of citrus fruits worldwide!
Winter citrus fruits vary in three of the five main flavors: bitter, sweet, and sour. Each type can have a variety of flavors; for example, although a Meyer lemon is sour it is sweeter than a regular lemon.
Popular varieties of winter citrus fruits:
- Navel Oranges
- Blood Oranges
- Valencia Oranges
- Meyer Lemons
- Buddha's Hand
- Key Limes
What are Hemp Seeds and are they sustainable?
Hemp seeds are known for their many health benefits and are considered a superfood! Organic, Non-GMO Hemp seed production is sustainable with no known damage to air, water, land, soil or forests. They actually capture carbon emissions from the atmosphere. Hemp seeds offer a complete source of protein and are rich in fiber, healthy omega-3s fatty acids, and antioxidants when added to cereals, yogurts, salads, soups, and smoothies.
What are some other healthy toppings for a yogurt bowl?
- toasted coconut flakes,
- flax seeds
- chia seeds
- cacao nibs
- chopped mint
- maple syrup
Are there other seasonal fruits good for breakfast?
There are limited amounts of fruits to choose from that are local, seasonal and organic in the winter. Besides winter citrus fruits, other favorites are kiwi, apples, pears, and bananas. Dried, preserved, or frozen organic fruits are always a great alternative when sticking with organic fruits only.
Winter Citrus Fruit Breakfast Yogurt Bowl
- 1 cup plant-based yogurt
- ¼ cup vegan granola
- 1 citrus fruits, sliced
- 2 tablespoon dried blueberries
- ½ tablespoon hemp seeds
- ½ tablespoon pepitas
- Scoop yogurt into a bowl. Top with granola, citrus fruits, dried blueberries, hemp seeds, and pepitas. Ready to eat and enjoy!