Breakfasts — By Ben on 03 May 2008
Breakfast in a Glass


Watch out unhealthy breakfasts, you are about to get bombed! Like I mentioned a couple of times before, I need to lose weight before speedo season starts (Stephen Colbert said so) That’s why I have been eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and less meats and fatty foods. And the best way to do this is having bombas for breakfast.

Bomba is a kind of Mexico City fast food. And I think it is only a Mexico City thing because people from other states never knew what I was talking about when I asked for a bomba. All over the city you find these street booths that sell fruit juices and salads to the busy chilangos (that’s what Mexico City’s residents are called) and bomba is the crown jewel of these establishments. But what exactly is a bomba?

Bomba is a drink that contains just about any fruit and cereal you can put in it. A Mexico City bomba contains at least the following ingredients: orange juice or milk, papaya, banana, strawberry, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple, raisins, nuts, granola, honey, cocoa powder and raw eggs (not on mine though). If you have other fruits at hand you can add them to the concoction. I have even seen some bomba drinkers ask for celery and nopal juice in theirs.

Bomba is a healthy and whole breakfast when you are on the go (way better than fast food restaurants on the go breakfasts). Blend all your ingredients well, pour the concoction in a Tupperware Quick Shake container and you are ready to go. Easy, healthy and guilt-free. What is favorite healthy breakfast?

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(16) Readers Comments

  1. I love these. Although to much of them would have the opposiste effect (weight wise)on me.

  2. Nice and healthy Ben…LOL @ “speedo season”…

  3. Toast with a slice of marmite and peanut butter- not sure how healthy it is though lol

    ;)

  4. Sounds like a smoothie on steroids!!! Good luck with the weight loss – I’m sure I’d gain 10 lbs in a week having that.
    My best weight loss plan would be trying to eat that marmite that Pixie is so excited about – euuuuwwwww

  5. My favorite healthy breakfast is hot multigrain cereal with fruit and nuts. SO good!

    I love this idea, though–that looks really good!

  6. Bombas are similar to a type of smoothie shack that we have at the mall here. They use everything in them cereal, oats, fruit, yogurt..everything:D

  7. Yo sí lo conozco (soy de Gdl) pero con otro nombre: licuado de frutas!!! :)

    Saludos!!!!

    Sorry, no pude participar en el evento del 5 de Mayo…. viajé mucho este último mes! jeje!

  8. I see why these are called Bombas, Ben!!! Wow, with all these ingredients I would keep going for the whole day!!!! It sounds perfect! Y muy sabroso :D Maybe I would through the raw egg in also… I remember when I was a young student my mother used to prepare me in the mornings: coffee+milk+raw egg+honey… kind of explosive also :D

  9. Hey great idea for a healthy breakfast on the go!

  10. That sounds like a really interesting concept. I’ve heard of putting dry oatmeal in a smoothie, but never any other cereal. This calls for experimentation!

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