I’ve never been a morning person. Ever. When I was younger and still lived in Spain, my mom and sisters had to turn on the light in my room and call my name for like, an hour for me to wake up… At noon! When I started my first job, I used to literally wake up 30 minutes before I had to go in. I just loved sleeping in.
After getting married and having two kids, things obviously changed. No more late mornings, no more taking an hour to get out of bed. I think by now I’ve gotten used to it.
Well, sort of. Let’s just say I “tolerate” it.
The strange thing is, despite not being a morning person, mornings are pretty much the only time I can exercise. It’s the only time I can get a good workout, without feeling exhausted. There’s just one condition though: I absolutely have to eat before I do it.
I don’t know about you, but eating a huge breakfast at 6am… not the most appealing thing to me. I often struggled trying to find the right thing to eat early in the morning, before exercising. Something light, yet nutritious and energizing.
So a couple of weeks ago, I put together this little breakfast bowl. Nothing too elaborate, just some ricotta cheese, with some fruit, nuts and a drizzle of honey. It tasted so good and gave me such a boost of energy, that it has become part of my morning routine.
You can use store bought ricotta or make your own (if you want the recipe, click here !). Of course you can choose the fruit according to your taste or the season, and same thing with the nuts. I happen to love the combination of figs, cherries and walnuts!
Hope you enjoy it!
- Scoop ricotta cheese in a bowel. Top with cherries and figs. Sprinkle chopped walnut and drizzle with honey
- Category: Breakfast