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Inspiration

Fruit for a Delicious Breakfast

If you’ve been wondering ‘is fruit good for breakfast?’
or ‘what fruit should I eat in the morning?’… we have
 the inspiration you need. Here are our favourites
to get you inspired the next time you’re planning a fruity affair for breakfast.

Fruits for breakfast

Whether you love them for their delicious taste, their colourful appeal or because you’re aiming for your two serves of fruit a day, one thing is for sure: fruits are amazing. So, if you want to get everyone in the family excited about that first meal of the day, make sure you keep the fruit bowl topped up!

Nature has given us a wonderful selection of sweet, sour, and even slightly bitter flavours to enjoy. This means there are so many ways to make breakfast exciting, whether you’re a fan of single fruit cereal toppings or can’t resist a good fruit combo. Yummy! And since fruit makes a great pair with breakfast cereals, we’ve also added a few tips on how to enjoy them best. Have your shopping list ready and let’s dive in:

Citrus breakfast: orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit

Deciding what is the best fruit to eat in the morning often comes down to the sweet or citrusy choice. If citrus is the winner, the good news is that the superstars in this category are all deliciously refreshing. Oranges, lemons or grapefruits taste great no matter the season.

Child with orange in mouth

Exotic twist for your morning meal: banana, mango, pineapple, coconut

Apples are great, but let’s be honest – they’re not the most exciting of fruits. If you want to make your breakfast extra special, think tropical fruits. Luckily there are plenty to choose from and so easy to purchase from any supermarket. The beloved banana is a great addition for your breakfast and it goes so well with a bowl of breakfast cereal. If you want to be a bit more adventurous throughout the day, you can add a few more ingredients and make a Nesquik crunchy-quikie banana. Check out our easy recipe if you want to give it a go.

Berries extravaganza: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries

You can never go wrong with berries. Red, blue, purple – choose your colour. Or even better, have them all. They look so good sprinkled on top of your favourite cereals and taste even better with their sour-sweet flavours making an impression in every spoonful.

If you can’t decide which one to go for and are still wondering what fruit to eat in the morning, we don’t blame you. They’re all equally enticing. So why not choose a berry mix instead? You can sprinkle them on top of your bowl of MILO®, NESQUIK® or CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereals.

Amazing stone fruits: cherries, peaches, plums

These juicy fruits are seasonal and known for making the best jams ever. But no matter what choice you go with, they’re bound to get on well with the rest of the morning food in your bowl or plate. Cut them in bite-sized pieces, toss them on your cereals and you’ve got an awesome breakfast even the fussiest eater in the family will ask you to repeat.

Dried fruits to for a delicious morning meal: dates, raisins, figs, apricots

‘Dried’ and ‘food’ don’t usually make a great combination. But that stops being true when it comes to fruit. It’s not just that dried fruits such as raisins or dates are very delicious. They’re also extremely convenient. Fresh fruit is great, but it’s a matter of days before they stop being tasty or go bad. Dried fruit doesn’t have that problem. Plus, you can enjoy it all year round. So why not stock up on your favourite ones? This way whenever you ponder which fruit to have with your breakfast you know you can jazz up your morning routine just by going to the cupboard. Add cinnamon and cocoa powder to your stash and you’ve got the perfect combo for many morning meals to come.

Don’t forget that tinned fruit and frozen fruit are also extremely convenient options giving you plenty of delicious combinations for your breakfast cereals. Fill up your cupboard and freezer with your favourite ones and you’ll always have a colourful and tasty breakfast, no matter the season.

Let'sTalk

1. Why should I look for whole grains in my breakfast cereal?

Whole grain provides a range of vitamins, minerals, fibre, starch and other nutrients – that’s why it’s often recommended we eat three to four services a day ((Eatforhealth.gov.au 2015, 'How much should I eat from the grain (cereal) group?' para. 5). Breakfast is a good way to get some whole grain early in the day.

Source: Eatforhealth.gov.au 2015, Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and / or high cereal fibre varieties, viewed 9 September 2021, https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food-essentials/five-food-groups/grain-cereal-foods-mostly-wholegrain-and-or-high-cereal-fibre

2. How can I increase my whole grain intake?
  1. Look out for 'whole' on the label – wholemeal, whole wheat and whole oats are all whole grains.
  2. Swap refined white breads, pasta and white rice for whole grain varieties (brown).
  3. Start your day with a breakfast cereal that clearly states it is made with whole grains.
  4. Mix wild rice with white rice, or switch to brown rice.
  5. Use wholemeal breadcrumbs to create a crunchy topping in savoury dishes.
  6. Choose rice cakes, rye crispbread, muesli bars with oats or other whole grains or plain popcorn as a whole grain snack.
3. What allergens do your products contain?

CINI MINIS® Churros: Contains Wheat, Gluten. May contain milk.
MILO® Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
MILO® DUO Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
MILO® Protein Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten, Milk, Soy. May contain other gluten containing ingredients.
NESQUIK® Cereal: Contains Wheat, Gluten. May contain other gluten containing ingredients, milk and soy.

For more information, please refer to our product pages.

4. Are your products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal, NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal and MILO® Breakfast Cereals are all suitable for vegetarian diets. CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal and NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal are also suitable for vegan diets, when served with a plant-based milk. However, MILO® Breakfast Cereals are not suitable for a vegan diet.

5. Are your products halal certified?

None of our breakfast cereals are Halal certified. If you are interested in other Nestlé products, please see current Halal list.

6. What is the sugar content of your breakfast cereals?

Here is a list of sugar content of each of our cereals. Please note that every quantity is an approximation, and based on the serving size of 30g unless stated otherwise:

CINI MINIS® Churros Breakfast Cereal: 7.5g.
MILO® Breakfast Cereal Original: 8.0g.
MILO® Duo Breakfast Cereal: 8.2 g.
NESQUIK® Breakfast Cereal: 6.7g.
MILO® Protein Breakfast Cereal: 10.1g per serving size of 45g.

To find the sugar content of our breakfast cereals, you can visit the nutritional information and ingredient information on each product page.

7. I have a problem with my product. What should I do?

We go to great lengths to ensure our products are of the highest quality so our customers can enjoy them with confidence.

If something has gone wrong, we want to hear about it. Please get in touch with us and share as much information as possible or call our friendly Consumer Engagement Services team on 1800 025 768 (Australia) or 0800 830 840 (New Zealand). Feel free to let us know when we’ve done something you love too!