Leanne Wei

Melon Breakfast Bowl

I love playing with the natural forms of hard shelled fruits and vegetables. For today's breakfast, I decided to use the natural shape of a cantaloupe as my breakfast bowl and let me tell you, eating out of your melon bowl requires some napkins, patience and a lot of spoon digging, but I didn't mind because today's breakfast bowl was too pretty for me to care. Melons are members of the gourd family that originated from parts of Africa and Southwest Asia. When cut open, they greet us with sweet, vibrant and juicy flesh and lots of seeds. For this recipe, you can use honeydews, cantaloupes or muskmelons.


  • 1/2 Melon
  • 1 Very ripe banana
  • Granola
  • Pecan nuts
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dried goji berries


Half your melon and scrape out the seeds.  Next, using a spoon, scrape out some of the melon flesh making sure you keep shape of the center as close to a circle as you can. In a separate bowl, mash your banana until it turns into a porridge-like texture and place the mixture inside your melon bowl. Top the mashed banana with some granola, nuts, seeds and any other toppings you like. Serve and enjoy!