Blueberry Granola Yogurt Bowl
Hey friends! If you have been following me on Instagram then you know I promised you all I would share some of my favorite simple recipes. This yogurt bowl is one of my favorites! It’s topped with fresh blueberries, granola, and almond butter. This makes for a healthy breakfast packed with protein, good carbs, and healthy fats to give you the boost you need to start your day off right! You can easily customize this into a quick snack or breakfast. Swap out the fruit and additional toppings and add your favorite. It only takes a few minutes and can be easily prepared the night before, that way you can just grab and go the next morning!
SIMPLE, HEALTHY, AND DELICIOUS BREAKFAST
My motto is making nutritious taste delicious! Personally, I believe that breakfast should be fun, delicious, and insanely nutritious. It’s your kick start for the day! Not only that, but it has to be simple! I’m a firm believer in keeping things simple. I don’t care to make recipes that take hours unless it’s a special occasion or I’m just really excited about it which is very rare. If I’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that keeping it simple makes it a whole lot more sustainable. If you want to build life-long healthy habits, it’s always best to start simple and keep it (mostly) simple. My blueberry granola yogurt bowl is the perfect example of that!
When people ask me if I meal plan, I tell them I just prep ingredients. I don’t meal plan because I will waste the food. I absolutely HATE eating the same thing for days at a time. I have tried numerous times and it is just not for me! I make sure that I have the primary ingredients I enjoy and use on a regular basis stocked up in my pantry and fridge every week. Then I keep my meals simple, using ingredients that are versatile and won’t sit for months between uses.
TIPS TO CREATE THE BEST YOGURT BOWL
Here are some tips that I’ve learned about creating a balanced breakfast bowl: Put as much colorful fruit in there as possible, even if that means using less of each item. Instead of one serving of one type of fruit and one type of nut, create your breakfast bowl with lots of different types of colorful fruit and nuts/seeds! Some of the BEST Granola & Yogurt Bowl additions are:
Richly colored fruit, such as berries, oranges, cantaloupe, pomegranate, kiwi, papaya, watermelon, and pineapple.
Nuts/seeds, such as pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, and unsalted pistachios.
Plain Greek yogurt, low fat yogurt, and coconut yogurt are all good choices.
Organic cereal, or oats, or make your own homemade granola. (If you need a recipe check out the one on my Instagram Page).
And so much more! You can get as creative as you wish with yogurt bowls. Feel free to make them totally insta worthy! I mean….it’s like food art. It IS food art. Ya feel me? That’s what I attempt to do, anyway.
BLUEBERRY GRANOLA YOGURT BOWL
In any case, I love this combination so much. Between the fresh juicy blueberries, a creamy yogurt, some crunchy granola, and the peanut butter. This is a winning combination of ingredients. You can’t go wrong with it. And it’s easy to whip up, or even prep in advance. I sometimes make this the night before in a mason jar and throw it in the fridge. Just make sure the granola is at the top or added when you’re about to enjoy it so it doesn’t get mushy. And there are so many ways to customize it — add chia seeds, hemp seeds, nuts, or anything else you love eating!
1 cup low fat yogurt (or any other yogurt of choice)
1/4 cup granola
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
2 tbsp almond butter or any nut butter (pictured is almond butter)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
2 tbsp slivered almonds
Scoop some yogurt into a bowl. Feel free to use more or less depending on whether you are enjoying this as a snack or breakfast.
Top with your favorite granola and fresh blueberries. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
Feel free to add additional toppings, such as chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, or nuts. You can also swap out the fruit based on what you have in your kitchen.
I hope you enjoy this delicious breakfast. If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Just post your photos on Instagram and tag me @nourishmekay. There’s truly nothing that inspires me more than seeing you guys trying out the recipes I post.