Sunday, September 13, 2009

Creamy, Tangy Yogurt and Berries

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You have probably heard or read this a thousand times, but that is only because it is completely true. It jump-starts your metabolism and gives you the energy required to start the day. Without breakfast, any endeavor you choose will not be filled with as much energy than if you had just taken 10 minutes to sit down and eat.

Breakfast is personally my favorite meal of the day. I can't do anything without having something in my stomach after waking up, but I also don't like to spend an hour making breakfast. Therefore, I develop dishes that can be put together the night before and have ready to eat when I wake up. My favorite thing to make is tangy Greek yogurt with honey, various berries, coconut flakes, walnuts, and flax seed. It's very filling, delicious, and so simple anyone can make it.

Tangy Greek Yogurt and Berries
Serves 1

  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt*
  • 2 teaspoons honey**
  • 1/2 cup berries (I use blueberries, blackberries, and sliced strawberries)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds***
*You can make your own Greek yogurt if you strain the whey out of regular plain yogurt
**Use any kind of honey you like (clover, orange blossom, etc.). The flavor of the honey will enhance the flavor of the yogurt.
***Flax seeds must be ground for your body to extract the nutrients. I like the look of whole flax seeds, though, so I usually add a few to the top.

  1. Stir the honey with the Greek yogurt. Place the berries, coconut flakes, walnuts, and ground flax seeds on top.
  2. Take a spoon and enjoy!

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