Imagine a world where you don’t have to cook anything and there are no dishes to do! This is a world of melon breakfast bowls because the melon is the bowl, so all you have to wash is a spoon and a knife (if you want to get technical…). Obviously, this recipe requires exactly zero cooking as well. All you have to do is slice a melon in half, scoop out the seeds, and mix the ingredients inside the space where the seeds used to be!
Melons are packed with electrolytes, vitamins A & C, carotenoids, antioxidants, potassium, and fiber, as well as many other phytonutrients that are excellent for you. These nutrients fight inflammation, cancer, and heart disease, as well as being beneficial to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. They are an excellent food for athletes in particular because they contain potassium, which is a vasodilator that will enable better blood flow to the tissues to enhance recovery, strength, and endurance.
- 1 scoop vanilla EFX Sports protein of any kind (I used Isolate)
- ½ small to medium melon of choice, or cantaloupe
- ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 stevia sweetener packet
- Garnish of choice: I used 1 mini-banana, 3 black grapes, ½ tsp. chia seeds, and t tsp. grape nuts; you can also use berries.
Cut a melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Spoon in the Greek yogurt and mix the protein powder and sweetener into it. Slice a few small fruits of choice and put them on top, or add berries instead. You can’t get much easier than that!
Fat: 1.2 g
Carbs: 33 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Protein: 34 g