Sunday, 15 January 2012

A Simply Delicious Breakfast

Inspired by Karen's detox fruit salad, I thought I would share my current  favourite breakfast with you.

Fruit with Fromage Blanc and Greek Yoghurt - which are both  Virtually Fat Free!!!!

I have been making  a large bowl of fruit salad every day this week, and I am eating  it for both breakfast and lunch, usually with a 0% fat yoghurt or fromage blanc (frais).  If I'm hungry rather then snacking on my favourite biscuits, cakes and chocolate, I just eat another bowlful of fruit.   The fruit and yoghurt are delicious and I feel far  healthier, following  the (very enjoyable) over eating at Christmas and the New Year!

I wonder if you can guess what  my secret, additional ingredient is?  You can see it sprinkled in the first photograph!

It's lavender.

Last year when I discovered Vanessa's great blog, and her super book Prepped, I found myself using lavender more and more frequently in my cooking.  It's a really wonderful herb to have with this simple meal.  The association, in my mind at least, with lovely, sweet,  flowery flavours, compensates  for the lack of either sugar or honey in this fruit salad, and the lavender provides an extra depth.

Thank you Karen and Vanessa for inspiring this fruit salad!

Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, mango and pineapple
perfect with yoghurt, fromage blanc and lavender!

Oh! So simple 

The fromage blanc

The yoghurt


  1. That looks delicious. And we all know it's good for us......thanks for the inspiration !!

  2. That looks like a very refreshing breakfast. Will have to make time to try this one morning.

  3. Looks healthy and refreshing indeed. I used 0% greek yoghurt for the first time in a cake recently but am not too convinced! Love the addition of lavender.

  4. i love greek yoghurt! can't get it in i eat it all the time now!! :)

  5. Beautiful and I DO love a sprinkling of lavender on baking and breakfasts!

  6. This looks far too good to be healthy! I love the use of lavender and must use it more in cooking. In fact you have reminded me, I need to buy some lavender plants for the garden!x

  7. What a beautiful way to start the day!
    mary x


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