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, especially with breakfast!
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.
Tropical Paradise Breakfast Bowl
- 1 cup ripe jackfruit
- 1 large red or purple dragonfruit
- 2 medium-sized bananas
- Slice bananas and combine with jackfruit arils in a bowl.
- Slice open the dragonfruit.
- Enjoy the dragonfruit with a spoon and eat the bananas and jackfruit with your hands.