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.
Hemp and Chia seeds – These seeds are an uber powerhouse of nutrition! They have calcium, protein and good fats that can’t be beat. It’s a good ingredient to put in any first meal of the day.
Almonds – They are good source of protein, fiber and good fats. You can also add or sub it with walnuts.
👩🍳 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.
🥛 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 great compliment to the proteins and fats in the 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 fruits of your choice. I deliberately used berries because they are very low in sugars. You can use leftover berries to make an awesome berry cobbler recipe.
The best Greek yogurt is one with the most protein content and made with whole milk. Something like Aldi’s organic Greek yogurt and Whole Foods’ organic Greek yogurt are my favorites.
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 it textures. How fabulous is that!
Make the bowl as described and cover 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
This yogurt bowl is great by itself. But, you can also make it part of a large brunch. I have included Tofu scramble, vegan pancakes, and a Caesar salad.
For drinks, I love serving kiwi spritzer, Mandarin smoothie and green smoothie. They are all very easy to make.
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
- 1 Tbsp molasses NOT Blackstrap molasses
- 1 Tbsp water warm water is fine
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup raspberries
- ½ cup wild blueberries I used frozen
- 3 cup Greek yogurt divided into 2
- 3 Tbsp chia seeds divided into 2
- 3 Tbsp hulled hemp seeds divided into 2
- 1 Tbsp sliced almonds adjust to taste
- 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, ½ 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 sugars 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.
This was a real treat! Loved all the textures and colors, it was a yummy creation we all loved.
Thank you, Ksenia
This yogurt bowl was simply, tasty, fresh – exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for the recipe! We’ll be making this plenty.
Thank you, Gen.
I love the mixed berries and seeds. This is a filling breakfast, yet so healthy!
Thank you, Tammy.
I loved this yogurt bowl. So rich yet so healthy. I used full fat greek yogurt as you suggestion and it was so good.
Thank you, Shipa
I love yogurt bowls for breakfast. Super healthy. I especially liked hemp seeds in this bowl.
Thank you, Rachna
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
This is my sons favorite breakfast! He is 13 and is a big fan of yogurt bowls. I have never used molasses before and I used some today. He was not a fan of it but I loved it.
Thank you so much, Sandhya
This is the perfect way to start the day! So fresh and healthy, I always feel like I have set myself up for a good day when I start eating a big bowl of goodness like this one!
Thank you, Donna.
This bowl felt so nourishing and filling, yet so tasty you would never guess it wasn’t dessert! 🙂 Will definitely make again.
Thank you, Kris.
I love that this breakfast is sweet but also high in protein. The perfect way to start the day!
Thank you, Sue
I’m usually so busy in the morning that I had to make this up the night before when I make school lunches. It turned out wonderful and had such a good flavor to it! It was the perfect breakfast!
Thank you, Traci.
Yum! This bowl was perfect for breakfast and I liked that the higher protein in the Greek yogurt kept me fuller for longer. We used the molasses but next time will try with the manuka honey – that sounds delicious too! Thanks 🙂
Thank you, Sharon! I am so glad you liked it.