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10 Yogurt Bowl Ideas for Breakfast

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Healthy yogurt bowls are a quick breakfast you can make with little effort. I’m sharing all types of mix-ins and toppings you can use to make your yogurt bowl just right for you.

breakfast with yogurt

Finding time to make a well-balanced breakfast can be really hard. Finding the right breakfast options can also be challenging.

More often than not, we want something quick and easy while still being nutritious. We don’t always have time to break out the pans to cook eggs and sausages.

What if something provided nutrition, colorful and flavorful elements, and was relatively easy to make? In come yogurt bowls!

Yogurt bowls take only a few minutes to make. Plus, the variety is endless.

You could even have one every day of the week and still come up with something different each day.

What is Healthy to Put in Yogurt?

There are some different items that you can add to yogurt bowls. Let’s discuss a few:

 

Fruit

Adding fresh fruit to your yogurt bowls brings a level of sweetness, beautiful colors, and valuable nutrition. Fruits are a natural source of vitamins and minerals.

Fresh fruit is also a substantial source of fiber.

Some great fruit options for yogurt bowls are:

  • Berries – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
  • Bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Clementines

healthy yogurt bowls

There are other ways you can add fruit flavor, too, if you don’t have access to fresh fruit all of the time.

  • Frozen fruit will work just as great as fresh fruit. It also allows you to try fruits that aren’t in season where you live.
  • Fruit preserves – Make sure that you find sugar-free, naturally-made preserves. Avoid ones with artificial sweeteners.
  • Fruit syrups – You can make these at home or find them at health food stores. Again, avoid ones with added sugar. Or look for ones with natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

Nuts

Nuts are a great way to add protein and healthy fat to your yogurt bowl. Nuts are also high in fiber and will help you feel full longer.

Nuts have very high levels of antioxidants as well.

Studies have proven that nuts are a great tool when trying to lose weight. In fact, your body could absorb fewer calories in some specific nuts (like walnuts and pistachios) than other food items.

While you may read that nuts are high in calories, take this fact into consideration. Remember, your body may not absorb all of those calories and actually help you lose inches.

Here are nut options to try:

  • Walnuts
  • Pistachios
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Cashews

What about nut butter? They are great, too!

Nut butter is also easily accessible and comes in a lot of varieties. Nut butter is an excellent source of protein that adds a ton of earthy flavor.

Some options to try:

bowls with variety of toppings

Granola

Granola is a delicious way to add texture, flavor, and sweetness to your yogurt bowls. But not all granolas are created equal.

You must find a granola that’s going to work with your diet. There are some things to consider when you are looking for the right granola.

First, you have the option of making it yourself. And this is probably the best option!

This is true because you have control of what goes into your granola. Also, you control the amount of sugar that goes into your granola.

It’s the best option because you can cater it to your specific needs.

Now, if you don’t have time to make your own granola, don’t worry! There are plenty of other granola options available.

In fact, plenty of options can be found at your local grocery store. But there seems to be more variety found through online retailers.

Here are some great easy-to-find options:

yogurt bowls with strawberries and almonds

Sweeteners and Other Flavorings

There are a few different ways that you can add sweetness to your yogurt bowl. These ingredients are important because you can control the amount of sugar going into your bowls.

So, when you’re buying yogurt, stick to plain and flavorless, if you can. The ones with added flavors are often also loaded with sugar.

  • Dark chocolate shavings
  • Maple syrup
  • Agave syrup
  • Honey
  • Citrus zest
  • Cinnamon (ground)
  • Nutmeg (ground)
  • Vanilla extract

What Yogurt Can You Use for Yogurt Bowls?

Now we know the best toppings for yogurt bowls. But what kind of yogurts will work best?

overhead shot of yogurt bowls

Yogurt is such a great way to add probiotics, protein, and other nutritious elements to your diet.

Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt is known for it’s thicker, creamy texture and high protein content. Depending on your diet preferences, you can use a full-fat or low-fat version.

Plain / Regular Yogurt –This is the most common kind of yogurt found in grocery stores. There are various flavors available, but it’s recommended to stick to plain yogurt for the lowest sugar content.

healthy yogurt bowls breakfast

Coconut Yogurt – Coconut yogurt is a great dairy-free option. It’s not as thick as Greek yogurt, but it will provide a unique, tropical flavor.

Soy Yogurt – Soy yogurt is another excellent dairy-free, vegan option.

Icelandic Yogurt – This type of yogurt also has a high protein content and has a slightly tangy flavor. It also has a thicker consistency, like Greek yogurt.

Watch: 10 Yogurt Ideas for Breakfast

1. Orange and Dark Chocolate

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp freshly squeeze orange juice

Toppings:

  • 1 orange (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 dark chocolate square (grated)
  • 1 tbsp pecans (chopped)

yogurt with pecans, oranges and dark chocolate

2. Cinnamon Apple

Toppings:

  • ½ apple (peeled, seeded, and diced)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp walnuts (chopped)
  1. Add apple, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg to a saucepan. Cover with 1/8 cup of water.
  2. Now heat up the saucepan to low heat and let it cook until soft. That will take around 10-12 minutes or so.
  3. Let the cooked apples cool down.
  4. Top the bowl with them and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

cinnamon apple yogurt bowl

3. Berry and Granola

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp granola
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup blackberries
  • 1/3 cup blueberries

berry and granola yogurt bowl

4. Peanut Butter Banana

Mix ins:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (melted)

Toppings:

  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

banana and peanut butter bowl

5. Cashew Lime

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp cashew butter

Toppings:

  • 1/3 cup blueberries
  • a few mango slices
  • 1 tsp lime zest

cashew lime yogurt bowl

6. Jam, Peanut Butter and Strawberries

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp strawberry jam

Toppings:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter melted
  • 1 tbsp granola
  • 3 strawberries (sliced)

peanut butter and strawberries bowl

7. Almond and Coconut

Mix ins:

  • 2 tbsp almond butter

Toppings:

  • 1 tbsp granola
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup raspberries

almond coconut yogurt bowl

8. Summer Fruit

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Toppings:

  • 1 cup frozen summer fruits
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp almonds (chopped)
  • 1 kiwi (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  1. Mix the chia seeds with yogurt.
  2. Get a blender, add frozen summer fruits and orange juice. Blend until one smooth texture.
  3. Then, cover the yogurt with the blended fruits. Finally, top with almonds, kiwi, and raspberries.

raspberry kiwi yogurt bowl

9. Chocolate Pecan

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (melted)
  • ½ tsbp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Toppings:

  • 1 tbsp granola
  • 2 tbsp pecans (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut

chocolate pecan yogurt bowl

10. Lemon and Strawberries

Mix ins:

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp chia seeds

Toppings:

  • 4 strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp almonds (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

yogurt bowl with strawberry and lemon

Other Recipes for Breakfast

yogurt bowls

10 Yogurt Ideas for Breakfast

Yield: 1 yogurt bowl
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

In need of a quick breakfast? These greek yogurt bowl ideas for breakfast are nutritious, easy, and yummy. Play with toppings and mix-ins to create something that you'll love.

Ingredients

  • Yogurt (Greek, plain, coconut, soy, Icelandic)

Mix-ins

  • Nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
  • Jam (strawberry, raspberry, mango, apple, etc)
  • Fresh juice (lemon, orange, lime, etc)

Toppings

  • Fruits (berries, bananas, kiwi, mango, pineapple, apple, oranges, etc)
  • Nuts (Walnuts, pecans, almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc)
  • Granola
  • Sweeteners (maple syrup, honey, vanilla extract, etc)
  • Seeds (pumpkin, chia, flax, etc)

Instructions

  1. Agg yogurt to a bowl
  2. Mix in a few of your favorite liquid ingredients.
  3. Top up with dry ingredients, sweetener, nut butter, etc.

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Conclusion

Yogurt bowls are a great way to add some variety to your weekly menu planning. And now you have a handful of some really delicious recipes to get you started!

Feel free to start experimenting on your own, too. You mind find that combining some of these ideas with your own to be your favorite combination.

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