Flower Power Brekkie BowlPrint Recipe
- 150 g ( 5-6 oz) dairy free yogurt such as coconut or almond
- 10-15 raspberries
- 1 tsp sea buckthorn berries or goji berries
- 2 chamomile flowers, petals only
- 1 wedge cantalope
- 8 mint leaves
- 8 walnut halves
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp marimite
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- zest of 1/2 orange
Clean and prep all you fruits. Start by placing down the yogurt and sprinkle on the dried berries your going to use.
On the plate or bowl, lightly place down the cantaloupe and raspberries, placing the mint in between and around it. Cover the plate with the zest from lemon and orange, and top with walnuts and edible flowers. Add a the marimite and honey to the side so you can bring it into the plate and mix it up when you want to as you eat.
Call it inspiration from my morning walks down the country road, but I have been really wanting to play a bit with my food and start eating some of those flowers I keep seeing. I happened to find some organic edible flowers at a supermarket and saw an opportunity that I just just not turn down and thus they made it into my shopping cart. After sitting down to contemplate how and what I would now do with these flowers, and how I would explain to my husband what he was about to eat, I found my calling. The first was actually harder than the latter, I decided the best way to deal with my husband consuming flowers was just not to tell him. He just asked why he was eating flowers and continued to chow down, I’ll take it as a compliment on the dish.
The dairy free yogurt can be replaced with a thick greek yogurt, just make sure if you are going to be adding honey, that the yogurt you purchased is unsweetened otherwise it might be a tad too much sugar for you to start the day. The yogurt sits next to fresh vibrant and juicy fruit and gets topped with a bunch of citrus zest to make every bite pop. To amp up the crunch and add some healthy fat, walnuts come into play and dance beautifully with the dried sea buckthorn berries. Sea buckthorn is a berry native to Europe and northwest China and Mongolia. Slightly tart and sweet at the same time, its packed with vitamins A, B, and C and more widely known in cosmetic products for anti aging and glowing skin. You can buy them alone or if you dont feel like going through the trouble, pick up some goji berries which have a similar taste and are widely available at supermarkets. Bringing the dish all together, in the form of added B Vitamins, is the yeast extract, Maramite. If you’ve never had it before, start with less as the flavor can be overwhelming, but its not to be missed as the saltiness makes everything else much more sweet. Top the entire plate with fresh edible flower petals for an earthy and calm mouthfeel and you’ve got yourself a perfect and beautiful way to start your day.