One of the nicest Mother’s Day traditions is making your mom breakfast in bed. Now, while you can certainly go the whole nine yards and whip up any number of breakfast dishes, sometimes you want something simple. Healthy. And absolutely delicious.
Enter this Ambrosia, which I promise you is as lovely as its name. Here’s how to make it:
5 ripe oranges, peeled and sliced
1 medium-sized banana, peeled and sliced, and sprinkled with about 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup flaked coconut (optional. Omit if Mom’s just not a “coconut person”).
In a medium bowl, combine orange and banana slices. In a separate bowl, mix together orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. Pour over the fruit slices, and top with coconut. Serve chilled, with a silver spoon.
The secret here is using the very best ingredients you can buy: organic oranges and bananas, freshly squeezed orange juice (although Tropicana will certainly do in a pinch), raw organic honey… well, you get the idea. After all, your mother deserves nothing less.