You don’t have to eat plain Greek yogurt to avoid excess calories, but you can use flavored ingredients that won’t make you fat, but will add plenty of vitamins and minerals right from the start of the day.
Greek yogurt is high in protein and helps keep your appetite in check, but the benefits will be maximized if you combine it with the right ingredients. You will avoid boredom because the varied taste and texture will make you realize that you only need to be creative to prepare a hearty breakfast, which is completely different every day.
Here’s how to use Greek yogurt for breakfast:
1. With exotic fruits
Combine a cup of Greek yogurt with 1 diced kiwi, sliced banana, 3 tbsp chopped walnuts, and 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes and you have a quick and hearty breakfast that will neutralize cravings for sweets throughout the day.
2. With granola and fresh fruit
You can create an appetizing breakfast by placing single slices of Greek yogurt, granola, and apple, pear, or mango in alternating layers. Finally add a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey to intensify the flavors.
3. Perfect fruit
4. With a bowl of melon
Use half a watermelon as a bowl, after carefully removing all the seeds. Fill the void with Greek yogurt and add a teaspoon of pumpkin seeds and a tablespoon of raspberries.
5. Fruit and honey smoothie
Mix a cup of plain Greek yogurt with a cup of blueberries and a little honey until smooth. Top with some granola or chopped nuts and enjoy the new quick and nutritious breakfast.
6. With peaches and cinnamon
Combine Greek yogurt with peach slices and a little cinnamon and you’ll be energized all day long.
7. With chia seeds and cereals
Choose whole-grain oats or rye flakes and combine them with equal amounts of Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds.
8. With maple syrup and crispy nuts
First, brown 20 walnut halves in a pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Then mix a Greek yogurt with a tablespoon of maple syrup and add the walnuts.
9. With vanilla extract and cherries
Mix ½ cup thawed or fresh cherries with ½ tablespoon vanilla extract and 1 cup Greek yogurt. You won’t have any problems with the sweet tooth because your blood sugar will stay stable throughout the day.
10. With avocado and herbs
Buy a very ripe avocado, cut it in half, remove the seeds, then fill the space with creamy Greek yogurt, a little extra virgin olive oil, herbs, a pinch of sea salt and a sauce spicy. You won’t need hot dogs or anything like that anymore.