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Healthy Breakfast Recipes from Cancún

Five breakfast recipes from The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort.

Dreaming of dining on the outdoor terrace of Oceano at The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort in Cancún? Bring the flavors of the resort home with these delicious, healthy breakfast recipes inspired by the Westin® SuperFoodsRx menu.

Watermelon Cheese Picks

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

2 pounds watermelon
1 pound panela cheese (fresh white cheese)
½ cup fresh raspberries
¼ cup fresh blueberries
1 can peaches in syrup

Cut watermelon and cheese in one-inch dices. Stack a watermelon cube, cheese cube, raspberry and blueberry and spear with a bamboo pick. Using a blender or food processor, blend peaches with a little of their syrup. Present three skewers per plate and serve with a shot glass of peach sauce.


Walnut French Toast with Orange Mascarpone Cream

Prep time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

2 cups milk
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ cup walnuts
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
12 slices of whole grain bread
½ cup mascarpone cheese
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup fresh berries

Mix milk, eggs, vanilla extract, walnuts, cinnamon and salt in a blender and pour in a bowl. Dip bread slices in mixture. Cook in preheated saucepan until golden brown. Meanwhile stir the mascarpone cheese, whipping cream, orange marmalade and sugar in a bowl until creamy in consistency. Pile three slices of French toast on each plate, top with mascarpone cream and sprinkle with berries.


Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Omelet

Prep time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

12 eggs
½ teaspoon salt, divided
½ pound smoked salmon
½ pound cream cheese
2 cups arugula leaves
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 ounce olive oil

Beat eggs with half of the salt. Slice salmon in strips. Cut cream cheese in four even bars. Spray a small saucepan with vegetable oil and heat to medium. Add 1/4 of the eggs. Once the bottom has set, flip over. Add salmon and cream cheese to the top and fold eggs over until fully cooked. In a bowl, add arugula leaves and cherry tomatoes and season with olive oil and remaining salt. Top each omelet with arugula mixture and serve.


Breakfast Parfaits

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

2 cups granola
2 cups plain yogurt
2 cups fruit of your choice, such as bananas, blueberries, strawberries and mangos, fresh or thawed if frozen
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Line up four bowls. Evenly divide the yogurt in the bottom of each bowl. Spoon the granola on top. Next add fruit. Drizzle with syrup.


Fresh Fruit Symphony

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

½ pineapple
½ honeydew melon
1 pound watermelon
1 pound papaya
8 strawberries
1 kiwi
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons agave honey
Fresh mint leaves

Clean and slice fruits and divide on plates. Spoon the cottage cheese on top. Drizzle with honey and garnish with mint leaves.


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