The ultimate healthy breakfast, this Breakfast Power Bowl is packed with fiber, protein and rich in vitamin C.
I received free samples of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit mentioned in this post. As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux I was compensated for managing this contest.
Before the school year ended in May, I had the chance to visit my sons' school and do a small presentation to the students on "my career." The idea being to share what a dietitian does.
"Read contracts, edit photography and try to figure out Facebook algorithms, boys and girls."
I talked to them much more generally about healthy eating and trying new foods.
What I learned from those elementary schoolers (and also know to be the case with my own kids) is that the fear of the unknown is sometimes the hardest part when it comes to trying a new food. That, and the fear of anything green.
I'm not sure where in our evolutionary tract humans begin to fear green food, but as a mom and spouse to a fairly non-adventerous eater, I know the struggle is real. I get that many green foods are bitter, but the poor little kiwi certainly doesn't deserve this aversion. The fuzzy skin on a kiwi, though? That's a whole 'nother story. I like my blankets fuzzy, not my fruit.
Fortunately, mother nature dealt us a helping hand by creating a new variety of kiwi -- the Sungold Kiwifruit. With a gold flesh and smooth, fuzz free skin, Sungolds are the perfect kiwi for families like mine (read: families who have children and husbands scared away by "different" looking foods.)
Nutrition bonus -- this tiny little fruit packs a ton of vitamin C and potassium and is a good source of vitamin E.
I've been enjoying my Sungolds atop one of my new favorite breakfast power bowls. A very simple combination of a drinkable dairy drink (akin to kefir and yogurt, but thinner), whey protein, oats and chia seeds. When topped with kiwi this is the absolute ultimate healthy breakfast.
A couple of notes about the recipe -- I didn't even bother peeling my Sungolds. Remember, no fuzz? If you're not a peel eater, simply scoop away the flesh. Also, be sure to add the kiwi fresh in the morning atop your power bowl. Kiwifruit contains an enzyme called actinidin that helps break down protein... which is great if you're including it in a meat marinade, but not so much for overnight oats with dairy in them (the dairy proteins will begin to breakdown.)
My contribution to this ReDux contest is rather simple, just like all of my recipes in my Quick Fix Kitchen series (follow along on Instagram via #QuickFixKitchen to see just how simple!). But my fellow ReDuxers have gotten really creative this week with all of their new Sungold creations. Be sure to check them out below! You can find Sungold kiwis in your local markets now. Grab a few, scoop and slice, and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
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Kiwi Breakfast Power Bowl
- 1/2 cup dry old fashion oats
- 1 scoop (about 1/4 cup or 28g) unflavored whey protein
- 1 (3.1-ounce) vanilla probiotic dairy drink (I used Danactive)
- 1/4 cup water or milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 SunGold Kiwi, sliced into wedges
- Combine oatmeal through chia seeds in a bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight.
- When ready to serve, top with kiwi slices.