Melon Breakfast Bowls

Melon Breakfast Bowls are colorful, healthy, and fun — you simply can’t have a bad day when you start it with creamy yogurt piled in half a melon and topped with more fruit…go ahead, eat your bowl, it’s good for you! * theviewfromgreatisland.com

Melon Breakfast Bowls are colorful, healthy, and fun — you simply can’t have a bad day when you start it with creamy yogurt piled in half a melon and topped with more fruit…go ahead, eat your bowl, it’s good for you!

This post is in association with Greek Gods®

Melon Breakfast Bowls filled with yogurt and fruit make a healthy and fun way to start any day! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

We go through a lot of yogurt in this house.  I mean, a lot.  I’ve bought just about every brand out there, and I’ve made my own from scratch countless times, so I know a thing or two about the stuff.  I’m super excited to be partnering with Greek Gods Yogurt today because it’s one of our favorites.  I first had it when we were visiting our daughter in Wisconsin and staying in a beautiful Victorian B&B.  We came downstairs the very first morning to a rhubarb crumble served with what I thought was creme fraiche or clotted cream.  Turns out it was Greek Gods Honey Vanilla yogurt, and I’ve been buying it ever since.  The texture is especially silky, and the flavor isn’t too tart.  Even the nonfat varieties are extra rich and creamy.

Melon Breakfast Bowls filled with chia seed yogurt and fresh fruit will get any day off to a great start! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Since it’s high melon season I thought it would be fun to build some healthy high protein breakfast bowls with halved melons standing in for the bowls.  I’m filling them with Greek Gods’ Nonfat Yogurt with Chia Seeds and lots of fruit.  I can’t imagine a better, or juicier, way to start the day.

Melon Breakfast Bowls filled with yogurt and fruit are a fun, high protein way to start the day! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

The little single serving sized containers of yogurt with chia seeds are the perfect fit for your melon halves…just scoop out the centers and you’re ready to fill.  I mix and matched my yogurt flavors with my melons…I used vanilla, peach, blackberry and strawberry, all blended with chia seeds for added nutrition and texture.

TIP: To prevent your Melon Breakfast Bowls from wobbling, slice a bit off the round bottom of the melon halves to balance them on the plate.

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If you’re entertaining, or just feeding a sleepover crowd, set out the prepped melons, the containers of yogurt, and lots of fruit — let the group create their own bowls.  Provide berries, grapes, and other cut fruit like bananas, citrus, stone fruit, figs, or kiwi.  Use the small side of a melon baller to make bite sized balls of mango, papaya, dragon fruit, or melon.  Garnish with fresh mint leaves, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds, or a bit of crunchy granola.

TIP: You can prep the melon halves the night before. Make sure to drain out any excess liquid before filling.

Melon Breakfast Bowls filled with fruit and yogurt make a fun way to start the day | theviewfromgreatisland.com

While these are especially good now, in mid summer, you can create these bowls all year round with whatever’s in season.  Try apples, pears, and walnuts in fall, citrus, wheatgerm, and honey in winter, and rhubarb and strawberries in spring.

Melon Breakfast Bowls filled with yogurt and fruit is the perfect way to tempt the family into eating the most important meal of the day... | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Melon Breakfast Bowls

Yield: makes 2 bowls

Melon Breakfast Bowls

Ingredients

    berries and chopped fruit for garnish such as:
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • cherries
  • grapes
  • kiwi
  • banana
  • mango
  • fig

Instructions

  1. Slice your melon in half and remove the seeds. If necessary, scoop out a little bit of the flesh to make space for your yogurt. Drain any excess liquid out of the melons.
  2. If the halves don't sit securely on a plate, take a small slice off the bottoms to balance them. Fill each half with one container of yogurt.
  3. Top with the fruit and berries. Add a garnish of mint, seeds, or granola if you like. Serve right away.
http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/melon-breakfast-bowls-recipe/

notes:

  • Looks for small melons to serve as your bowls so they aren’t overwhelming.  Farmers markets are a good place to find interesting varieties.
  • You can also do this with papayas and pineapple for a tropical theme.
  • These Melon Breakfast Bowls make great back to school send-offs because they’re high in protein and nutrients but fun enough to tempt kids to eat breakfast in the first place!

 

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    July 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve seen that chia yogurt and I need to try it asap. Love chia so I can only imagine how great it is in these awesome fruit bowls. So perfect for summer!

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    fabiola@notjustbaked
    July 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I absolutly love this! It is the perfect and pretty breakfast, plus would be a great snack.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      You know what would make a great snack, Fabiola, is a half a peach filled with the yogurt!

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    Monica
    July 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    What a nice change for breakfast and something I’d really welcome! I watched a show not long ago where overnight oats were soaked in the melon…I like your Greek yogurt and fruit idea even better! Not only is this great for you but it looks like such a treat (and is!).

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      Sue
      July 19, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      Oh I love that idea — that will have to be the ‘winter’ version :)

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    Katherine | Omnivore's Cookbook
    July 19, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Gorgeous colors and flavors! Love!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    July 19, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Great idea and so, so pretty! I’d love to wake up to this :)

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    July 19, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Greek yogurt is a staple in my house too, Sue, but I haven’t tried this brand. I’ll definitely have to look for it this week. Your melon bowls are so beautiful and a perfect way to eat some of the berries overflowing in my fridge at the moment.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    July 19, 2016 at 3:03 am

    What an awesome fruit bowl to kick start the day!

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    cheri
    July 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Greek Gods is our yogurt of choice too, especial the honey vanilla. Love your melon breakfast bowls, the color combos and presentation. Way to go!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 18, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      I love hearing that so many fellow bloggers love that Honey Vanilla <3

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
    July 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I’m obsessed with Greek yogurt too! I always keep at least one big tub and a few single-serving cups in my fridge. Breakfasts, snacks, even desserts — it never lasts long here! I need to keep an eye out for those Greek Gods Nonfat Yogurts with chia seeds. They sound amazing! And these melon bowls look like the perfect way to start the day — yum!!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    July 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I LOVELOVELOVE Greek Gods yogurt! And serving this up in a melon? How fun and healthy is that! I could eat these every morning!

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    Chris Scheuer
    July 18, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    We eat Greek Gods yogurt almost every morning. It’s so amazing, definitely a step above the others. This is a really fun and delicious looking way to enjoy it, yum, yum, yum!!

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    July 18, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    So gorgeous, Sue! Breakfast has never looked better!

  • Reply
    Diana Johnson
    July 18, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I would love to have this for breakfast! Looks absolutely perfect!

  • Reply
    Holly
    July 18, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I’m loving this fun breakfast idea! I’m a big fan of greek yogurt and I love tip about prepping the night before when hosting guests!

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    Aish
    July 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

    This is definitely going to be a party pleaser. I will have to remember to prep the melons the night before though.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 18, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Actually it’s so easy, just a quick scoop, but anything that you can prep ahead always makes this kind of thing more ‘doable’.

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    Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
    July 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

    These are so gorgeous! I’ve never thought of using a melon as a bowl for my yogurt. Genius!

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    Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    July 18, 2016 at 11:01 am

    That is such a beautiful breakfast, the sort of thing that I’d have on holiday, but actually it is something that you can eat every day, especially in the summer.

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    Gerlinde@ Sunnycovechef
    July 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for reminding me to make this again. Several years ago I had this in a cute little cafe in the islands. Great photos!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 18, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Gerlinde :)

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    Tara
    July 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Such a beautiful presentation and styling! I love your tip to keep them from becoming wobbly.

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 18, 2016 at 8:54 am

    We love serving our breakfast up in melon bowls like this. It’s always such a satisfying breakfast, I actually have a similar recipe coming soon.

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    Kelsey @ Kelsey in the Kitchen
    July 18, 2016 at 8:15 am

    These look delightful. I love the idea of using a melon as a bowl! So clever :-D

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    April J Harris
    July 18, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Your Melon Breakfast Bowls are gorgeous. I love it when healthy is delicious too! The Greek Gods yogurt sounds really tasty and I like your tip about slicing the bottoms off the melon halves so they don’t wobble.

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      Sue
      July 18, 2016 at 8:18 am

      I agree, when healthy and delicious coincide it’s awesome :)

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    Ali @ Home & Plate
    July 18, 2016 at 7:49 am

    What a genius idea to use the melon as the bowl. It makes for such a pretty presentation too. Looks good and tastes good. Perfect combination.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 18, 2016 at 7:51 am

      Melons are killing it right now, I can’t get enough of them, so this is one more way to gobble them up while they’re at their peak. Thanks for stopping by Ali <3

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 18, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Wow Sue – you are such an artist with fruits and garnishes and melons too! This is absolutely mouth-watering and the perfect breakfast! Love that chia yogurt – I will have to give that a try! Everything looks so fresh and the colors are gorgeous!

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      Sue
      July 18, 2016 at 7:50 am

      Thanks Tricia, definitely look up Greek Gods if you haven’t tried it, I especially love the Honey ‘flavor’ :)

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