The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter

The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter

Waffles, hash browns, pancakes, eggs, sausage rolls and cinnamon buns. 

If you Google ‘Christmas breakfast’, those are the main things that will show up.

Which is fab if you can wake up on Christmas day, throw your fuzziest dressing gown on, toddle to the kitchen and whip up a storm on the stove while maintaining a regular body temperature. 

Unfortunately, that is so not my reality living in eastern Australia. 

Basically, it gets BLOODY HOT here. Stupidly hot. Disgustingly hot. 

I can barely muster the energy to finish a cup of tea – let alone cook, clean up and eat a hot meal.

Most of us Aussie’s [hate that term] go for the most refreshing AM treat – a humongous fruit platter.

The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter | www.agirlandgrey.com @agirlandgrey
The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter | www.agirlandgrey.com @agirlandgrey

Christmas is the perfect time to #treatyourself, no? What’s more luxurious than eating your body weight in cherries [cos they’re expensive AF here] and washing them down with half a watermelon?

NOTHING is the answer you’re looking for. NOTHING. 

Here’s the festive fruit platter I’ll be starting my Christmas day with, if you’re at all interested. The best part about it is that it’s quick, easy and healthy, so you won’t feel at all bad for dipping your hand into the chocolate bowl after tucking into your already massive festive feed. [I hope I’m not the only one that eats themselves sick on the 25th!]

The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter | www.agirlandgrey.com @agirlandgrey


The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter


You’ll need: an array of seasonal fruit – we’re lucky here in Australia to have access to cherries, plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches, melons, pineapples and berries at Christmastime, so that’s what I used to create this platter. I also used frozen pomegranate arils for flair and mint leaves for a fresh zing. 

I’m not even going to provide a method here, as I believe it’s preeeetty self explanatory. I will say that playing with textures and colours is a fab idea – try serving some pieces of fruit whole, some sliced, some halved, some diced – you know the drill. Fresh passionfruit would also be the perfect addition, and you can always serve the fruit alongside some natural yoghurt and honey. YUM. 

The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter | www.agirlandgrey.com @agirlandgrey


The Christmas Morning Fruit Platter | www.agirlandgrey.com @agirlandgrey

What do you have for breakfast on Christmas day?

Merry Christmas!

Sharni xo



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