10 Refreshing Spring Breakfasts!

Welcome the warmer months with FRUIT YOU GUYS ALL THE FRUIT... Okay, yes. After the winter, the best fruits start to emerge. First papayas, then mangoes, mulberries on our tree, and early summer stone fruit.

My Top 10 Favorite Spring Breakfasts!

1. Watermelon! Watermelon! I love, you love, watermelon! Blended up with some mint. Yummy. 2. Papaya and strawberry smoothie: end-of-season strawberries meet start-of-season papayas for a rosewater flavour straight from Eden. 3. Kiwi feast: stuff in as many soft, ripe kiwis are possible. About a dozen should do it! 4. Citrus-herb water to start: slice up a lemon or limes, maybe an orange, too, stuff all the slices into a big jug or jar along with some leafy pungent herbs like basil or mint, and fill with water. Leave overnight in the fridge, and drink first thing in the morning to add a fresh zing to your day! Then on to a super-thick banana cinnamon smoothie/custard poured over
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Strawberry & Papaya Spring Smoothie

End-of-season strawberries are on-sale here, and the papayas on our trees are beginning to ripen, so I give you our...

Strawberry & Papaya Spring Smoothie

1 medium-large ripe papaya, deseeded & peeled 500g/1lb strawberries 1-2 big ole handfuls of pitted dates (several medjool or a dozen dried Iranian) 4 frozen bananas (or more), chopped generous dash of vanilla (extract or liquid stevia drops) lime juice (optional) 2+ cups of water

Blend dates and papaya and strawberries in water. Add chopped frozen banana, blend until smooth, adding more water as necessary. If your papaya isn't very flavourful (early season) or if you like extra zing, add some lime juice. If you want a thickshake, add more frozen bananas!

Makes 1 mega-serving or 2 large servings, includes approx. 405mg Vitamin C (540%), Calcium 150mg (15-25%), Iron 3mg (17%), Copper 0.5mg (53%), Manganese 1.8mg (98%), Potassium 2168mg (46%), B6 1.1mg (87%), Folate 252mcg (63%), and plenty of other stuff. Macros: 146g

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