A perfect breakfast that is not too heavy, this bowl simply combines ricotta, the fruit of the season, nuts and a drizzle of honey. A great energy boost to start the day.
By Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
The strange thing is, despite not being a morning person, mornings are pretty much the only time I can exercise. It’s the only time I can get a good workout, without feeling exhausted. There’s just one condition though: I absolutely have to eat before I do it.
I don’t know about you, but eating a huge breakfast at 6am… not the most appealing thing to me. I often struggled trying to find the right thing to eat early in the morning, before exercising. Something light, yet nutritious and energizing.
So a couple of weeks ago, I put together this little breakfast bowl. Nothing too elaborate, just some ricotta cheese, with some fruit, nuts and a drizzle of honey. It tasted so good and gave me such a boost of energy, that it has become part of my morning routine.
You can use store bought ricotta or make your own. Of course you can choose the fruit according to your taste or the season, and same thing with the nuts. I happen to love the combination of figs, cherries and walnuts!
- ½ cup low fat ricotta cheese
- 2 figs, cut in quarters
- 5 cherries, pitted and cut in quarters
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
- ½ to 1 tbsp raw honey
- Scoop ricotta cheese in a bowl.
- Top with cherries and figs. Sprinkle chopped walnut and drizzle with honey.
We are two sisters born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, with Sephardic and Middle Eastern roots. We grew up eating the best, most flavorful, comforting home-cooked meals prepared by our mom, who taught us everything we know about cooking. When we moved here to the U.S. we felt it was really important to keep our traditions and background alive, and we've done so by sharing it with everyone we've met throughout the years. After all, what better way to make new friends and share our love and culture than through food, right? Our friends have come to enjoy our food and gatherings so much that are always asking us for our recipes. That inspired us to start a cooking blog called "May I have that recipe" where we share recipes we've created inspired by our multicultural background.