Start the most important meal of the day off right with these cottage cheese with fruit breakfast bowls!
They’re delicious, nutritious, and make for an easy, quick breakfast that you’ll enjoy again and again.
A Healthy Protein-Packed Breakfast
We’ve done it. We’ve found a healthy way for you to eat CHEESE for breakfast. If you didn’t know already, cottage cheese is one of the healthiest cheeses you can eat! If you aren’t a fan of the taste of cottage cheese, don’t fret — we made sure this recipe would convert you to cottage cheese fandom.
This easy recipe involves two simple steps that’ll have your meal ready to eat in under 15 minutes. They’re perfect for busy mornings when you need a filling breakfast on the go or when you’re craving a sweet, healthy snack.
The best part? There are so many ways to make your bowl of cottage cheese and fruit your own. So feel free to get creative with it!
why you’ll love it!
- It makes for a filling, high protein breakfast, no matter how busy you are.
- You can easily customize this recipe by swapping ingredients for other fruits and toppings you enjoy!
- Have your breakfast bowl ready to eat in just 2 simple steps!
Cottage cheese and fresh fruit make a dynamic duo for a delicious, low-fat meal. Here’s a peek at some of the nutritional information about this recipe worth mentioning:
Cottage cheese is rich in protein, B vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and selenium, which are all excellent for building muscle and cutting fat.
Blueberries and Strawberries
Fresh berries contain various nutrients like fiber, iron, vitamin C, and B vitamins that give us energy, lower blood pressure, and boost immunity.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy breakfast recipe!
- Lime zest
- Lime juice
- Mint leaves
- Cottage cheese
Easy Ingredient Swaps
Make this cottage cheese recipe your own! Any of the following ingredient swaps would be absolutely delicious:
- Cheese: we used 2% cottage cheese, but feel free to use any variety of cottage cheese you’d like!
- Fruit: we’re using fresh blueberries and strawberries for this sweet breakfast bowl, but feel free to use any fruit you have on hand! Only have frozen fruit? That will work, too.
- Sweetener: swap out the honey for maple syrup or agave syrup. Each will offer its own unique sweet taste that’ll taste fantastic with this breakfast bowl.
How to Make Cottage Cheese with Fruit Breakfast Bowls
Whisk together the lime zest, juice, and honey in a small bowl. Then add the mint leaves, blueberries, and strawberries and mix until thoroughly coated with the dressing.
ASSEMBLE + SERVE
Place ½ cup cottage cheese into a bowl and top with ½ cup of the fresh berry mixture. Repeat with the remaining bowls. Serve and enjoy!
Whip the Cottage Cheese
Whip the cottage cheese in a food processor on high for 30 seconds to make a smoother base to your cottage cheese breakfast bowls.
Cottage Cheese Recipes
Looking for more recipes with cottage cheese? Check out our cottage cheese recipes archives!
Turn your breakfast into a well-rounded meal with any of our easy and delicious sides!
- Instant Pot Cheesy Egg Bites
- Easy Ham & Cheese Quiche
- Asiago Bagels
- Bacon Cheddar Scones
- Skillet Breakfast Potatoes
- Chocolate Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls
- Cheese Omelette
What fruit tastes good with cottage cheese?
Pretty much any fruit will taste great with cottage cheese. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Any assortment of berries
- Fruity jams and jellies
- Sliced bananas
- Canned or fresh pineapple
- Cut up melon chunks
- Canned or fresh peaches
- Apple slices
- Applesauce or apple butter
What else can I add to my cottage cheese and fruit breakfast bowl?
You can add many different flavors to your cottage cheese and fruit breakfast bowl. Our favorites include:
- Toasted walnuts, almonds, and pecans
- Peanut butter
- Coconut flakes
- Lemon juice
- Protein powder
- Chia seeds
These cottage cheese with fruit breakfast bowls are best made and served immediately, but if you’re meal prepping or saving for later, we recommend keeping the fresh ingredients on top of the cottage cheese layer.
By avoiding mixing the fresh ingredients into the cottage cheese layer, you will keep the gorgeous look of this salad and avoid the dairy separating from the moisture from the fruit.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
Cottage Cheese with Fruit Breakfast Bowls
- ½ tablespoon lime zest ~1 small lime
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice ~½ lime
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 6 mint leaves thinly sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 lb. cottage cheese ~2 cups
- Place the lime zest, juice, and honey into a bowl and whisk together. Add the mint leaves, blueberries, and strawberries and mix to coat with the dressing. Set aside.
- To serve, place ½ cup of cottage cheese into a bowl and top with ½ cup of the fresh berry mixture.
Tips & Notes
- We used strawberries and blueberries in this recipe, but many fruits can be used. Likewise, lime can be substituted with lemons or oranges.
- Whip the cottage cheese in a food processor to make a smoother base.
- These bowls can be made ahead of time. There will be some juices from the cut fruit that sits on top. That can serve as a sauce or can be mixed in before eating. Made ahead can last 3-4 days, or as long as the cut fruit still looks good.