It’s finally happened. After 10 months on the road, we’ve become sick of overnight oats. We still eat them nearly every morning, since they’re so easy to prepare before bed and ready to eat as it in the morning when we wake up. But we’re sick of them. I don’t want to eat them any more.
When we find ourselves in cities or towns, I do everything in my power to eat something else, anything else besides overnight oats for breakfast. Since we’re back in summertime in the Southern Hemisphere, we’ve found lots of produce in season.
And we. eat. it. all.
In Patagonia, the towns are spread about 250 kilometers apart, which means five days of travel for us. Chile is very strict about [giving up] any fruits and vegetables, so any time we cross the border, we find ourselves without fresh produce for days. Further, nothing grows in Patagonia and produce must be transported from thousands of kilometers away, often over bumpy gravel roads, so you can imagine how it looks.
Nevertheless, when we find a good fruit and vegetable vendor, I go in and I buy huge amounts or produce to get our fill in before we find ourselves eating out of cans again for days on end.
I’ve made this all the fruit salad several times now and it really doesn’t matter what kind of fruit you use. My staples have included apples, bananas, kiwifruit, peaches, and nectarines, since that is what is currently in season here. Pears would be a wonderful touch in the fall and berries delightful in the summer.
This super easy fruit salad comes together in just 10 minutes, after slicing all the fruit. I top it off with some dried muesli or nuts, a dusting of cinnamon, a squeeze of lemon, a touch of sweetener, and pinch of salt to bring out the flavors and juices.
We just can’t get enough fresh seasonal fruit.
I know it’s still cold and dreary for most of you reading this now and fresh fruits are still a month or more away, but keep this one in your pocket for when the weather turns warm and you can unpack your camping gear and head out on some spring adventures.
As I mentioned above, play around with your favorite fruits, use what is in season wherever you live or are traveling. I include the list below because this is what we can find now, where we are currently located. You can’t really go wrong here.
- 2 bananas
- 2 apples
- 2 kiwifruit
- 2 peaches
- 2 nectarines
- ½ cup of blueberries
- Juice from one lemon
- 1 T maple syrup or agave
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of muesli
- Divide all ingredients between two bowls.
- Start by slicing the bananas into coins.
- Chop the apples, peaches and nectarines into 1” chunks.
- Peel the kiwifruit and then quarter the fruit, slicing into thin triangular shapes.
- Add the blueberries, the lemon juice, sweetener, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix together and let to sit for about 10 minutes, to allow the juices to come out a bit.
- Sprinkle muesli over the top and then, eat all the fruit.