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A warming breakfast recipe with a hint of sunshine

Its natural perhaps to think of fruit and yoghurt as a summer breakfast, its conjures up images of bright summer berries and fresh white yoghurt ten on cool sunny mornings.  When the weather turns a bit chilly I always look forward to eating this Warm Citrus Compote Breakfast.  It manages to be both warm, comforting, sharp and juicy and the added seeds and nuts make this a protein rich option which will keep you fuller longer.

This super quick breakfast recipe that we serve at our Weight Loss Retreat.  It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and then 10 mints to cook, even better is that it tastes even better the day after so why not make it the night before and then just warm for 1 min in the microwave before serving. I add the fruit and nuts in stages as I like to keep a real bite in the almonds and I don’t want the fresh fruit to disintegrate.

At The Body Retreat we caution our ladies about eating to much fruit as its natural sugars can still cause sugar spikes and the inevitable crashes, this healthy breakfast recipe balances both dried and fresh fruit with seeds, nuts and natural yogurt to promote a slower release of the fruit sugar.

This recipe is is yummy and can be quite addictive (I speak from personal experience here) but you should have it on no more than two days each week and ensure that the other mornings breakfasts also also well balance with protein.

Warm Citrus Breakfast Compote.
Serves 2
  • 1/2 Orange
  • 1/2 Red Grapefruit
  • 3 Dried Apricots
  • 3 Dates
  • 20gm Sultanas
  • 1 ring pineapple (tinned or fresh*)
  • 1 teaspoon mixed seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 20gm flaked or chopped almonds



* if you are using fresh pineapple you will also need a glug of orange juice.


Place the dried fruit and seeds in a splash of the pineapple or orange juice and leave to soak ( you can do this over night if you wish)

Next peal and chop the fresh fruit into small bite size chunks

Add the fresh fruit to the dried fruit and the mixed spice in a small pan and gentle heat on the stove for about 10 minutes. You will notice form my picture that at this stage the dried fruits start to break down and produce a lovely caramel colour and thicken the sauce slightly, but the fruit still retains its shape.  We do not want mush here so do not boil!

Next add the almonds and stir.  Leave to simmer while you get the yoghurt ready.

Serve while still warm on top of two tablespoons (about 80ml)  of natural yoghurt.

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