Tropical Paradise Breakfast Bowl

By Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

Nov 15

Tropical Paradise Breakfast Bowl

The fragrance of tropical fruit is known to have an instant mood-boosting effect. Combine this with a growing amount of research showing that the anthocyanins, polyphenols, and other plant compounds in fruit may help prevent mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder. That's even more reason to eat colorful fruits every day! Recipe and photo by Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM from DrJamieKoonce.com
(@drjamiekoonce).

If your local chain grocery or Asian food store does not stock red dragonfruit or ripe jackfruit, you can order your own online from Miami Fruit at MiamiFruit.org. Use coupon code MASTERINGDIABETES to receive a discount.

Yields1 ServingCategory,
Prep Time5 mins

 1 cup ripe jackfruit
 1 large red or purple dragonfruit
 2 medium-sized bananas

1

Slice bananas and combine with jackfruit arils in a bowl.

2

Slice open the dragonfruit.

3

Enjoy the dragonfruit with a spoon and eat the bananas and jackfruit with your hands.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 full recipe

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 605
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Total Carbohydrate 140g47%
Dietary Fiber 20g80%
Protein 20g40%

Vitamin C 686%
Iron 50%
Vitamin B6 170%
Magnesium 65%

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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Ingredients

 1 cup ripe jackfruit
 1 large red or purple dragonfruit
 2 medium-sized bananas

Directions

1

Slice bananas and combine with jackfruit arils in a bowl.

2

Slice open the dragonfruit.

3

Enjoy the dragonfruit with a spoon and eat the bananas and jackfruit with your hands.

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About the Author

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the Digital Content Manager at Mastering Diabetes. She holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Anthropology from Hendrix College, and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. Jamie has been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle since 1999. In addition to writing at Mastering Diabetes, she teaches continuing education courses to other health professionals on the science behind a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for specific medical conditions.