Kick start your day with a good breakfast

Early Birds

on March 11, 2014

The chicken’s  not the only early bird who improves breakfast.

kiwi bird

The New Zealand kiwi lends its name to a small, brown, fuzzy berry with loads of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, among other nutrients.  Eat as much as you like since there’s almost no fat and very few calories.  My neighbor gave me a half-dozen last night and I couldn’t wait to slice into one this morning to release that delicious scent and see that glistening green flesh.

And it’s so easy. If you’re not eating it with a spoon straight out of its natural “bowl,” the berry’s rough protective skin, you can slice it for a fresh fruit tart. Its unique flavor keeps the tart from being too sweet.


Since I really don’t like my breakfasts sweet, I combined kiwi with celery, cucumber, and yellow pepper for a refreshing breakfast salad was as much crunch as granola. Sprinkled with lemon juice and a small handful of chopped walnuts, this was as refreshing as a dip in Mission Bay outside of Auckland. Cheers!



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