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A wonderful citrus fruit platter ideal for breakfast, brunch or refreshing snack. Oranges, blood oranges and grapefruit are paired with coconut yoghurt, nut butter, seeds and delicious freeze dried acerola for juicy, sweet and tangy deliciousness.

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: Some halved citrus fruit arranged on a distressed wooden surface. To the top right a small empty ceramic bowl with a knife lying over the top. To the bottom left is a packet of acerola.

Have you tried orange with coconut yoghurt? It’s one of my most favourite flavour combos. I tried it one morning when I had run out of banana or apple or whatever fruit I preferred with my yoghurt at the time. This was my standard breakfast and I didn’t want to miss it so I thought well why not try orange?

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: Some halved citrus fruit arranged on a distressed wooden surface. In the middle is a bowl of coconut yoghurt. To the top right of the photo is a small dish with nuts and seeds. To the bottom left is a small plate with peanut butter and a spoon.

I grew up being told orange doesn’t go with dairy (although orange and cream is a thing, so I don’t know why people believe this) and I would never have tried orange with cow’s milk yoghurt, but with it being coconut… I gave it a shot. And I am so glad I did. It’s amazing! Since then I discovered that grapefruit is also lovely with it too. And that’s how a simple breakfast bowl turned into a mixed citrus platter.

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A large ceramic platter with slices of citrus fruit arranged in concentric circles. To the top right of the photo is a small dish with nuts and seeds. To the bottom left is a small plate with peanut butter and a spoon. On the top left and bottom right are halved citrus fruits.

Citrus fruit and coconut yoghurt may be a wonderful combo as is, but loving tangy flavours as much as I do, I took it a step further and sprinkled some powdered acerola on top. Wow, what a burst of flavour! Have you heard of acerola? It’s a south/central American fruit that looks like a cherry and is chockablock full of vitamin C. Its scientific name is Malpighia emarginata and it’s also known as the Barbados cherry.

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A large ceramic platter with slices of citrus fruit arranged in concentric circles. To the top right of the photo is a small dish with nuts and seeds and a plate with peanut butter. To the bottom left is bowl of coconut yoghurt. On the top left are some halved citrus fruits and on the bottom right is a packet of acerola.

Here in Europe it usually reaches us in freeze-dried powdered form, like this organic freeze-dried Acerola by Ol-eve, a brand I am super excited to be working with! It’s ideal for sprinkling on anything and everything, including yoghurt (obvs), porridge (tried it and yum), salads (definitely trying this soon) and for adding to smoothies or fresh juices. Remember to check the daily recommended amounts as a little goes a very long way!

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A close up of a large ceramic platter with slices of citrus fruit arranged in concentric circles. On top of the fruit is a dollop of coconut yoghurt, peanut butter and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds. To the top right of the photo is a small plate with peanut butter and a tiny bowl of acerola powder.

So, while it’s still in season, let’s enjoy as much citrus fruit as possible shall we? With coconut yoghurt of course, and a sprinkling of acerola. Adding in some nuts, seeds and a dollop of nut butter makes for a nutritious, refreshing and delicious dish. Enjoy in a bowl for breakfast, or save it in your “ideas for brunch” file and serve on a platter when entertaining friends – as soon as it’s safe to do so!

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A close up side view of a large ceramic platter with slices of citrus fruit arranged in concentric circles. On top of the fruit is a dollop of coconut yoghurt, peanut butter and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds.

Stay tuned for more recipes soon; some with new and fascinating ingredients like acerola, some with all-time classics!

Acerola and Coconut Yoghurt Citrus Fruit Platter www.thefoodiecorner.gr Photo description: A large ceramic platter with slices of citrus fruit arranged in concentric circles. On top of the fruit is a dollop of coconut yoghurt, peanut butter and a sprinkling of nuts and seeds. To the bottom of the plate is a packet of organic acerola powder.

Ingredients

orange, sliced

blood orange, sliced

grapefruit, sliced

coconut yoghurt, a few spoonfuls

natural peanut butter (or other nut butter), 1-2 spoonfuls

organic freeze-dried acerola powder by Ol-eve

almonds, raw, roughly chopped

sunflower seeds

black sesame seeds

mint or spearmint to garnish (optional)

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You can find acerola in the Ol-eve eshop or contact the company for information on stockists. Make sure to check the recommended daily allowance and adjust amounts accordingly.

Step 1

Add citrus fruit to a bowl or platter and add a few dollops of coconut yoghurt. Add some peanut butter and sprinkle with acerola, almonds, sunflower seeds and black sesame seeds. Garnish with mint if desired.

Note
This post is sponsored by Ol-eve. All opinions are my own and sincere.

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