Morning Fruit & Almond “Meal”

March is NUTRITION MONTH. A GREAT excuse to start incorporating more fruit and plant based protein into your diet. For those following a grain-free diet, or just need a morning grub switch-up, you will appreciate the ease and amazing flavour of this dish. I clocked many extra K’s (in my Mizuno Wave Universe kicks) while developing and TASTE TESTING this recipe, as I-could-not-stop-eating-it!


1/2 cup (125 mL) ground natural almonds
1/2cup (125 mL) roughly chopped natural almonds
2 tbsp (30 mL) ground flax seeds
1 tbsp (15 mL) chia seeds
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each; ground cinnamon, finely grated fresh ginger and finely grated orange zest
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each; ground nutmeg and ground cardamom
Pinch salt
2 egg whites + 3 tbsp (45 mL) water, whisked together
2 tbsp (30 mL) agave nectar
1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
2 cups (500 mL) mixed fruit such as; finely chopped apple, raspberries, chopped kiwi & blueberries
Additional garnishes (optional): sunflower seeds, toasted shredded coconut and dried cherries


Using a fork, stir together all ingredients (except for fresh fruit and additional garnishes) in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until egg whites are cooked and almond meal is steaming. Divide evenly between two serving dishes and garnish evenly with fresh fruit and additional garnishes if using.

Serves 2 (½ cup (125 mL) servings)


Founder of, Charmaine Broughton-Dunn has transformed her life from an overweight mother of two; to a marathon runner, triathlete and most importantly healthy wife and mother. Charmaine is a trained chef and food writer for a number of national publications including; Running Room Magazine. Charmaine is a sought after running coach and has proudly lead
many women to their FIRST finish line.

Charmaine will be contributing Running Healthy Recipes on the Mizuno Run Club Site, so be sure to check back regularly for this new feature to the site to see delicious recipes that will keep you fit and full!

You can also keep posted on what Charmaine is up to at MarathonMom on Facebook and follow her on Twitter: @runnercharb

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