Sunday, February 21, 2010

Breakfast of Champions

I love breakfast in Mexico.  I normally don't eat breakfast when I'm home...yes, I know, that's not healthy.  But in Mexico, I LOVE it.  And this week was no exception.

The hotel where we stayed was an all inclusive.  I've stayed at all inclusives before and in the food department, they're usually just OK.  This buffet wasn't really any different, but it required one to think outside the box.  For me, that meant a HUGE platter of fresh fruit which included: cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon, pineapple, banana, grapes...and on a couple of occasions, they put out kiwi and grapefruit.  They also had papaya (which I DO NOT like) and mango (which I do, but they left the skin on and I was lazy).  So...plate full of fruit.  Then I toddled over to the cooler and removed a container of plain yogurt.  Next to the yogurt were several containers with granola, pepitas, sunflower seeds, raisins, coconut and flax seed and I would make a mixture of the granola, raisins, coconut and flax seed in a small bowl.

Back at the table, I would spoon the yogurt over the fruit, and top with the granola mixture and spend 15 minutes in fruit heaven.  Occasionally, I'd grab a couple pieces of wheat toast, but the fruit was definitely the star of my breakfast.

Normally I'm an eggs girl.  My absolute favorite being, warmed flour tortillas filled with scrambled eggs and bacon and topped with fresh salsa.  All were available at the buffet but you had to move around to find it all.  A little like a scavenger hunt.  Oh, but the prize was worth it!

Now that we're back to reality, I want to know...who is going to cut up all that fresh fruit for me on a daily basis?

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