When it comes to breakfast, my taste runs the gamut from naturally sweet parfaits to savory omelets and avocado or ricotta-topped whole grain toasts. But I don’t stop there. To add fun, flavor and a hint of excitement and good nutrition to all three, I turn to the newest berry to hit the produce aisle: Pink-a-Boo Pineberries®. Have you seen them yet? They’re popping up at stores all across the country, so now’s the time to give them a try … and I suggest you start at breakfast!
#ad I partnered with Wish Farms Pink-a-Boo Pineberries® for this post. All content and ideas are my own.
Wish Farms Pink-a-Boo Pineberries® are grown in Florida and California, and they’re a cross between red strawberries and Japanese white strawberries. These pink beauties are grow through traditional plant breeding methods. (In case you’re wondering, they are non-GMO.) Their flavor is similar to red strawberries but with tropical notes of apricot, pear, and pineapple flavor.
I’ve always been drawn to new fruit and vegetable varieties. As a dietitian with a preference for plant foods, new fruit and veggie varieties always catch my attention. You gotta shake things up, right? If you’re trying to get more produce into your daily diet (9 out of 10 Americans don’t eat the recommended amount), then start at breakfast by making pineberries a part of your morning routine. Here’s three ideas to get you started:
Parfaits: Fill a pretty glass with layers of whole grain cereal, plain Greek yogurt, and sliced pineberries and blueberries. FYI: Similar to red strawberries, pineberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which supports immune function. They also contain folate, fiber, potassium and phosphorus.
Ricotta toast: Mix ricotta with a drizzle of honey and lemon zest. Spread onto a slice of whole grain toast and then layer with sliced berries.
Omelets: Make a cheese omelet and stuff with tomatoes and spinach. Serve with a breakfast roll on the side … and some gorgeous pineberries.
If you spot Pink-a-Boo Pineberries® let me know how you enjoyed them.