Choosing ripe mangoes and passion fruits can enhance the taste of your dish. Mangoes come in a variety of colours depending on the type, so the colour is not always a reliable indicator of ripeness. However, most ripe mangoes will have some red or orange hues. To confirm its ripeness, gently press the mango; a ripe one should yield slightly under pressure. If it is too soft, it may be overripe. Another indicator is the smell; ripe mangoes often emit a sweet aroma at their stems.
As for passion fruits, they generally have a deep purple or yellow shade when they are ripe. Avoid those with green spots, as they are likely underripe. The best passion fruits feel heavy for their size and have wrinkled skin. This weightiness indicates that the fruit is packed with juice and seeds, while wrinkled skin is a sign of sweetness.
In need of a speedy breakfast or a snack? A yogurt bowl with fresh fruit and coconut is the perfect solution. Keep on reading to find out more about it.
Coconuts in pieces and/or toasted coconut flakes
Small mango, diced
Passion fruit, cut in half
A yogurt bowl is the epitome of uncomplicated yet unbelievably satisfying and barely takes any time at all. It consists of a base of silky, creamy yogurt, a canvas waiting for the delicious flavours that come next. From juicy bits of mango to crunchy coconut flakes and tangy passion fruit, each brings distinctive notes. With every spoonful, you are treated to a new medley of flavours and textures. As a final touch, edible flowers add a pop of colour and a hint of whimsy, transforming your bowl of yogurt into a blooming garden of delight. If you cannot get enough of the combination of creamy and fruity, check out our recipes for colourful breakfast bowl with fresh berries, cottage cheese breakfast bowl , and skyr bowl with granola and fruit.
The tropical tanginess of mango and passionfruit work in harmony with the subtle nutty richness of coconut, making each bite an exotic escape. Mango, with its velvety texture and natural sweetness, adds a lush, tropical note. Passionfruit, with its inimitable tangy-sweet taste, cuts through the richness, adding an invigorating zest. Lastly, coconut, whether in bits or toasted flakes, adds a delicate nuttiness and crunch while being a textural counterpoint to the smooth yogurt and soft fruit. These ingredients intertwine their distinct flavours to complement each other beautifully, creating a flavour experience that is simultaneously familiar and exotic.
When the morning rush leaves little time for breakfast preparation, or when you need a simple yet satisfying snack, the yogurt fruit bowl truly shines. This delightful mix of yogurt, fruit, and coconut is not just a feast to look at but also makes for a well-rounded meal. The fresh flavours and natural sweetness keep you satiated and happy for hours. And the best part? It is so easy to put together. If you have a fondness for simple and easy with an exotic flare, you will love this recipe. It tastes of the tropics, can be ready in minutes, and is perfect for any time of the day.
One of the charms of the yogurt bowl is its flexibility. The base can be ordinary yogurt or a variation such as skyr or Greek yogurt. Want a creamier, more indulgent bowl? Opt for Greek yogurt. Prefer a lighter, tangier flavour? Skyr is your friend. And as for the toppings, the possibilities are endless. Swap mango for pineapple and your breakfast yogurt bowl suddenly has a pina colada feel. Try adding a dash of cinnamon for a warm, spicy note that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of the fruit. You can also experiment with different types of nuts and seeds or add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of granola.