From time to time, Richard Lyons’ Nursery likes to pass along newsletters produced by Brooks Tropicals. Here’s a recent one — emphasizing nutritional breakfast ideas — that is particularly timely in view of the expected chilly weather coming up for our region.
|Power up daily with a healthy breakfast
Are your taste buds getting mixed messages?
If the meal is so important, why eat the same cereal, the same toast, the same fruit every single breakfast.
Nothing’s wrong with the fruit you’re currently enjoying at the break of day. But your taste buds do like diversity, which tropicals can deliver.
Oatmeal, the new breakfast pudding
Scoop the oats, milk and yogurt into a container and-voila-you’ve got a creamy, almost pudding-like oatmeal the next morning.
Nice but add some tropical fruits and oatmeal takes on a dessert quality. Papaya, starfruit, coconut, passionfruit and even Uniq Fruit are excellent additions.
You’ll still want some sugar, but you won’t add as much. Tropical fruits amp up the sweetness quite naturally.
Don’t give up toast entirely
Take a knife to this jam made with Caribbean Red papaya, and have at it. It’s made with honey, so it’s quick and easy to make with no preservatives and no canning process to endure.
Yours in the tropics,