4 winter yogurt breakfast ideas

Wednesday, 23 November 2016.

4 winter yogurt breakfast ideas

With all the vitamin goodness of dried fruit, nuts, cereal, honey, and citrus fruit

Yogurt is considered a superfood, because it is rich in lactic acid (which enhances calcium absorption in the gut), for its good bacteria, and for its vitamins (Α, Β1, Β2, Β6, C). It's not hard to understand why we must think of ways to make it a part of our winter breakfast, since it is also packed with calcium, phosphorus, and protein. 

Raw, unsalted nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, etc, are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and plant proteins. They are also rich in polyphenols, which help the body fight free radicals. 

Oats and muesli are a top nutritional choice, packed with fiber and fill the body with energy, especially when it's colf. They have a low glycemic index (GI), and are absorbed slowly. They are also rich in B vitamins and minerals. 

Honey, nature's gift, is the only sweetener rich in nutritious minerals, and gives instant energy. 

Dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots, dates, prunes, etc, are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamins E and C, plus flavonoids and carotenoids. They are also a good source of iron, copper, selenium, and potassium. 

Below we offer you some ideas to mix and match, according to your preferences. yet remember, it's important never to skip breakfast. Yu can choose 1-2 combinations suited to your tastes and lifestyle, and try them daily. After all, it's only a matter of habit. 

 

Yogurt with honey, walnuts, and raisins

Ingedients: 1 1/2 tub (300g) Greek yogurt, 1/2 tbsp walnut, 1/2 tbsp raisins, 1 tbsp honey

Instructions: Put the yogurt in a bowl, add the walnuts, raisins, and honey, and mix. 

 

Yogurt with honey, dates, figs, and walnuts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 tub Greek yogurt (300g), 1/2 sliced banana, 2 chopped figs (fresh, tinned, or dried), 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts, 2-3 chopped dates, 1 tbsp honey 

Instructions: Add the yogurt and 2/3 of the ingredients to a bowl and mix. Top with the rest of the ingredients and serve.

 

Yogurt with apples and muesli

Ingredients: 1 1/2 tub Greek yogurt, 1 chopped apple, 1 tbsp muesli with nuts, 1 tbsp honey

Instructions: Put the yogurt in a bowl, add the apples, muesli, and honey, and mix

 

In the food processor: Create your own combinations for a healthy, nutritious, vitamin-rich breakfast - in a glass. Use yogurt and banana and/or apple as a base. Then add kiwis or orange juice/ lemon juice/ clementine juice, oats, honey and/or tahini. A perfect drink for the whole family!