These colorful Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are are a great way to eat lighter and healthier for the New Year. Here are 5 tasty recipe ideas to get your day started!
This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
For many of us, the New Year is a great time to refresh and recharge! I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions (they’re too easy to break) but I do like to think of January 1st as a fresh start. By the time the New Year comes around after a busy, indulgent holiday season, I’m usually more than ready to start eating lighter and healthier.
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be monotonous or boring. The key is to find high quality, nutritious ingredients that are convenient, taste great, and versatile enough to be incorporated into a wide variety of delicious dishes.
These colorful and healthy Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls are anything but boring!
When I’m craving a nutritious breakfast or snack, I love making homemade yogurt bowls with Greek yogurt. FAGE Total 2% Greek yogurt is an all-natural Greek yogurt that has a distinctive rich and delicious taste.
The thick, creamy texture of their yogurt is achieved through an extensive straining process- no thickeners, additives or preservatives are used. It’s made with only milk and live active yogurt cultures and is rich in protein and calcium with no added sugars.
To learn more, read my post all about the Nutritional Benefits of Greek Yogurt.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
Greek yogurt pairs well with a wide variety of toppings. I love coming up with fun new combinations!
I like to vary the colors and textures of my toppings and I often use seasonal ingredients. Why reach for the leftover holiday cookies when you can have one of these delicious and nutritious yogurt bowls instead?
Simply scoop some Greek yogurt into a bowl and then pile on your favorite toppings. I like to use plain Greek yogurt. That way, I can control the amount of sugar and other ingredients going into my breakfast bowls.
Need some recipe inspiration? Here are a few of my favorite healthy Greek yogurt topping ideas!
1. Bananas and Almond Butter
Bananas and almond butter are always a favorite combination for my daughter Sienna. You can really use any type of nut butter like peanut butter or cashew butter.
I also like to add a boost of omega-3s, fiber and antioxidants to this yogurt bowl by adding a sprinkling of crunchy chia seeds.
2. Fresh Fruit
Fresh berries are a classic pairing with yogurt. Sweet strawberries and raspberries work perfectly with the tangy yogurt. Remember, if you can’t find fresh berries, you can always opt for frozen berries.
To add a pop of color and a tropical spin, I also add some slices of kiwi to this pretty bowl.
3. Orange and Dark Chocolate
I’ve always loved the combination of orange and dark chocolate and it works great as a yogurt topping too.
The juicy mandarin oranges are complemented by the dark chocolate shavings. You just need a little bit for a hint of sweetness. And yes, dark chocolate is a nutritious food.
Dark chocolate is rich in a type of plant nutrient called flavonoids. These flavonoids have strong antioxidant properties. They also have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health such as lowering your blood pressure.
Check out my Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti post to learn more about the health benefits of chocolate.
And since I love a little texture in my yogurt bowls, I also add a handful of cashews for the perfect crunch.
4. Pineapple and Coconut
For a little tropical flavor, I created this colorful yogurt bowl with fresh pineapple and coconut shavings. After all, pineapple and coconut are a natural pairing!
I also add pomegranate seeds, because they're in season. They add just the right pop of color, flavor and texture!
5. Apples and Granola
And finally, when I’m in the mood for a hearty, comforting yogurt bowl, I combine apples with granola.
I sliced these Honeycrisp apples and had some fun arranging them in a heart shape. You can dice or grate them if you prefer.
I also add some of my favorite homemade or store-bought granola on top. You can also try making your own granola like my Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola.
Paired with the protein-rich Greek yogurt, this bowl is the perfect dish to fuel my day.
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What are your favorite yogurt bowl toppings? Leave a comment below and let me know!
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowls
- 1 container (7 oz) FAGE Total 2% Plain Greek Yogurt
- fresh fruit, nuts, nut butter, granola, coconut, etc.
- Place the yogurt in a bowl. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!