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Refreshing Apple and Berry Bowl

Article written and reviewed by Jenny Gormley, BS
Published May 21, 2021

A quick and easy breakfast fruit bowl idea to make your morning routine easier.

Yields2 ServingsCategory
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time15 mins

Photos by: @plantbasedmiri

Recipe by: Jenny Gormley

If you have yet to discover the fun world of food plating, this recipe is the perfect place to start.

Making simple recipes can allow for any extra time to go towards plating food to make your plate look just as beautiful as it makes you feel!


How to Cut Fruit


The fruits we chose for this recipe are very easy to cut, there is no wrong way to cut them. Leave the berries whole or cut them into half, the banana can be sliced lengthwise or into small coins, and the apple’s core can be removed and then cut into small pieces.

Fruits with pits or inedible seeds, such as mango, papaya, or dates, require a little more knowledge and time to prepare. There are many different videos available on YouTube that can assist you in cutting fruits you have never cut apart before.

Don’t be afraid to mix up how you would normally cut fruit, you can use small cookie cutters, special techniques, and even a mandolin!


How to Plate Fruit


There are a limitless number of ways to plate fruit. You’ve probably seen some gorgeous fruit platters on the internet before, styled and organized to perfection. Don’t let these platters discourage you from having fun with fruit!

When making beautiful creations for yourself to consume at home, you want to truly think out your eating preferences, as you are making this food for yourself.

When plating fruit, you want to think about the bite strategy. This means how you are going to eat your fruit bowl, and what combinations of fruit you want to eat with each bite you take.

Do you like to eat all of one fruit first before moving to the next? Or do you like to have a mixture of fruit with each bite?

Don’t be afraid to discover your favorites by playing around with your plate.


How to Find Uncommon Fruit Varieties


Depending on where in the world you live, you will have access to all different kinds of fruit. We encourage you to try new fruits when they become available to you.

Apart from standard grocery chains, you may have access to local farmers’ markets, local community-supported agriculture shares, Asian or ethnic markets. There are also some businesses and farms online which allow you to buy anything from imperfect produce to high-end rare tropical varietals (We recommend Miami Fruit).

If accessing any of these options is not possible, remember you can always buy frozen fruit, and allow it to thaw before placing it into your fruit bowl. This is especially helpful for those living in more remote areas without access to a large variety of fresh fruits.


Ingredients
 2 cups Green Apple
 2 cups Banana
 2 cups Raspberries
 1 cup Blackberries
 2 tbsp Chia Seedsfreshly ground

Directions
1

Wash all fruit.

2

Slice green apples around the core and the bananas into coins.

3

Place all fruit in a bowl and top with ground chia seeds. Enjoy!

Notes
4

No berries: Use grapes or cherries in place of the berries for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2


Amount Per Serving
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Potassium 13mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 99g33%
Protein 7.5g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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By Jenny Gormley, BS
By Jenny Gormley, BS
By Jenny Gormley, BS

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 cups Green Apple
 2 cups Banana
 2 cups Raspberries
 1 cup Blackberries
 2 tbsp Chia Seedsfreshly ground

Directions

Directions
1

Wash all fruit.

2

Slice green apples around the core and the bananas into coins.

3

Place all fruit in a bowl and top with ground chia seeds. Enjoy!

Notes
4

No berries: Use grapes or cherries in place of the berries for this recipe.

Refreshing Apple and Berry Bowl

About the author 

Jenny Gormley, BS

Jenny Gormley, BS is a Sports Nutrition Coach and founder of the Micronutrient Movement.

Her first job working in a kitchen started more than 12 years ago at the age of 15. Throughout the last decade, she has trained and worked in many different restaurants, all with different chefs and styles.

She is a self-taught chef who discovered a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle throughout her college education and hasn’t looked back since.

Jenny earned a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness from Northern Arizona University, with an emphasis in Health Education and Human Biology.