Here’s your go-to recipe for a healthy breakfast yoghurt, that won’t fail you:
Makes 1 serving
- 1 cup of plain, live yoghurt (organic)
- Handful of mixed berries of choice (blueberries, raspberries etc)
- 1/2 chopped banana
- 1 tablespoon of mixed nuts of choice (almonds, brazil nuts, pistachios etc) OR flax seed / chia seed
- 2-3 x tablespoons of gluten-free oats.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon [optional]
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence [optional]
*Nothing beats whey protein for nutritional value, but it may not be the best breakfast protein powder due to its fast digesting and highly insulinemic potential. I’m a big fan of the SunWarrior brand which do rice protein, and a variety of other good tasting vanilla vegetable protein powder mixes.
1) Combine the yoghurt, protein powder, cinnamon and vanilla essence in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
2) Top with the berries and nuts, mixing in if you wish.
HEALTH BENEFITS – Jack’s comment:
You can’t beat a breakfast like this for packing a high nutrient punch with hardly any prep time at all.
This breakfast contains a high level of antioxidants from the berries and the nuts. The nuts also offering cardio-protective effects by lowering the “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and increasing “good” cholesterol (HDL).
The importance of protein in every meal is crucial for blood sugar regulation as well as synthesis of hormones, neurotransmitters and muscle protein synthesis. Breakfast is perhaps the most important time to make sure your protein levels are high in order give your body a supply of amino acids after an overnight fast. Seeing as the thought of eating meat, fish or even eggs churns the stomach of many people, a breakfast yoghurt that contains the addition of protein powder is a good way to do this.