Packed with protein, this easy Greek yogurt bowl with berries is a perfect way to start your day. The hemp seeds and chia seeds add good fats and calcium, making this a delicious breakfast recipe.
Originally published on September 29, 2016 at 3:57pm. Click here to get version 1 of this recipe
I don’t always eat breakfast, but when I do…
Breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day and I often skip it.
So, I keep a few protein-rich breakfast recipes on hand for when I know I will have a long day.
This colorful breakfast is my go-to breakfast recipe.
Here is a quick look at the ingredients. It is to understand why these specific ingredients were chosen in this Greek yogurt bowl. To get the full recipe, go to the bottom of this post.
Red & Black Berries – Blackberries and raspberries are packed with Vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants and minerals. It’s also low on the glycemic index, meaning it’s low in sugar. Use organic only! Source: Driscoll.com, Glycemic-index.net, MedicalNewsToday.com.
Wild blueberries – Wild blueberries are more nutritionally dense than regular blueberries. The wild ones are much smaller in size and they are less sweeter. They also have a bulk load of polyphenols, so they help in fighting cancer. I get non-GMO frozen wild berries from Walmart. If you can find organic, use that instead.
Greek Yogurt – Just one cup of Greek yogurt has about 18-20g of protein. This is also complete protein and it’s bio-available. Whip it in with feta and you can get an amazing dip. If you don’t like yogurt, try making this avocado smoothie bowl recipe.
Molasses – Molasses are the by-product of making white sugar. It’s a better sweetener and low on the glycemic index. Source: LiveStong.com. Don’t like molasses? You can use fermented honey over regular honey because it tastes so much better than regular honey.
Hemp and Chia seeds – These seeds are an uber powerhouse of nutrition! They have calcium, protein, and good fats that can’t be beaten. It’s a good ingredient to put in any first meal of the day.
Almonds – They are a good source of protein, fiber, and good fats. Sub it with walnuts. You can make this breakfast more interesting by making these chocolate covered almond recipe. Top it in this bowl and it will taste delicious.
👩🍳 Substitution tip: You can use manuka honey if you don’t like the strong taste of molasses. But, honey is high on the glycemic index.
How to make Greek yogurt with fruit
- In a bowl, add the molasses and water. Use a whisk to mix it together.
- Mix the berries in a bowl and then drizzle the molasses dressing.
- Take a separate bowl and add half of the Greek yogurt. Level the top.
- Top half of the berries mixture from step two, add the hemp seeds and chia seeds.
This recipe makes 2 bowls of this Greek yogurt bowl.
👩🍳 Substitution tip: Kite Hill makes a Greek-style plant-based vegan yogurt that you can use in this recipe.
Greek yogurt vs regular yogurt
- Greek yogurt is made by straining regular yogurt.
- Greek yogurt has more protein per cup than regular yogurt.
- Regular yogurt is also hard for those who are lactose intolerant.
- During the straining process, most of the lactose is removed, so it’s good for lactose-tolerant people.
- The probiotics in Greek yogurt make it easier to digest it.
- There are some Greek yogurts that are completely lactose-free.
Don’t do dairy? No worries! Try any of these high protein dairy free breakfasts ideas. It has recipes like pumpkin pie spice pancakes and protein bagels.
🥛 Yogurt Tip: Always use whole milk yogurt because it has no added sugars and is processed minimally. The low-fat and no-fat yogurts are hard on the gall bladder and liver.
❓ Answering Common Questions
Yes, you can sub it with regular yogurt and it will taste good. Use a little less molasses because Greek yogurt is on the sourer side. Also, the protein amount is lesser.
Yes, the ingredients are all Mediterranean diet-friendly. It has berries, strained yogurt, and good seeds.
Fruit has many antioxidant properties, making it a great complement to the proteins and fats in yogurt. This is a great combination.
Most of the fruits are high on the glycemic index. So, they are bad for those with sugar and insulin issues. If you don’t have this problem, then, choose the fruits of your choice. I deliberately used berries because they are very low in sugar. You can use leftover berries to make an awesome berry cobbler or yogurt popsicles recipe.
If you are not a fan of molasses, you can use honey or make this aromatic cinnamon simple syrup. They are both very good. This recipe will also taste great without any sweeteners.
Make ahead and storage
Good news! You can make this Greek yogurt bowl (AKA Greek Yoghurt bowl for those outside the USA) in advance. This recipe makes 2 bowls, so, I saved one of the bowls after I made it.
It was good for 5 days, so that made me so happy. It didn’t get soggy or loose its textures. How fabulous is that!
Make the bowl as described, then cover it with a dish and refrigerate. Please use it up within 5 days.
You can also make an easy vegan smoothie bowl using acai berries.
What to serve with it
If you want more breakfast ideas with yogurt, comment below and I will be happy to make them.
Try these breakfast recipes
- Avocado toast with berries
- Summer fruit salad
- Chocolate protein smoothie bowl
- Pecan waffles
- Healthy breakfast cookies
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Greek Yogurt Bowl
- In a small bowl, whisk molasses and water.1 Tbsp molasses, 1 Tbsp water
- In a separate bowl, add the berries and drizzle with the molasses dressing.1 cup blackberries, 1 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup wild blueberries
- Divide the berries into 2 equal portions
- Put one half of the Greek yogurt in a bowl and top with one portion of the berries3 cup Greek yogurt
- Top with half of the chia seeds, hemp seeds and sliced almonds.3 Tbsp chia seeds, 3 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds, 1 Tbsp sliced almonds
- Use the remaining ingredients to make a second bowl.
- Serve immediately or cover to consume later.
Version 1 of this recipe
This post was originally published on September 29, 2016 at 3:57pm. It was a sponsored post by Nestle La Lachera Dulce De Leche.
The recipe was packed with so much sugar that I just couldn’t get behind it anymore. Also, I used cereal in the topping which I no longer support.
Plus, those images were not very good.