Yogurt recipes aren’t a thing for most people. Usually, the recipe is “buy a yogurt” and the directions are “open the yogurt and eat it.”
And that can be a beautiful thing when you need a quick healthy breakfast or some portable healthy snacks. The problem is that not everyone buys a plain Greek yogurt. They usually grab the ones that have fruit on the bottom or some sugary deliciousness in the side pocket or some processed crunchiness packaged on top.
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Look, I respect that plain Jane yogurt isn’t for everyone, but buying plain is the best way to minimize sugar and additives. And there are super easy ways to dress up a plain yogurt into something seriously delicious.
Here are five ridiculously easy yogurt recipes to get you out of your yogurt rut and into a breakfast schedule that resembles a yogurt variety show.
5 Yogurt Recipes to Get You Out Of Your Yogurt Rut
Peanut Butter Berry Yogurt
Love PB & J? Who knew you could eat it with a spoon? Here’s a healthy twist on this childhood fave, minus all that sugary jelly. Raspberries are all stars in the fruit category—they’re bursting with antioxidants and health benefits. The protein and healthy fat in peanut butter will keep you full and satisfied, too, so you won’t be ready to munch again as soon as you get to the bottom of the bowl.
Pomegranate Sunflower Yogurt
There’s nothing like the sweet little jewels found inside a pomegranate. Adding the small but mighty seeds to any meal will turn it into a treat. They’re brimming with polyphenols, which function as antioxidants to fight free radicals and are associated with reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Combined with the healthy fats in sunflower seeds, you’re looking at a bowl of some serious crunchy and creamy deliciousness.
Coconut Cinnamon Yogurt
Before you dash out of the house, slow down, channel your inner tropical vacation self, and grab the jar of coconut butter. Filled with delicious healthy fats and fiber, coconut butter will help fill you up and give you the energy you need to get through a commute. And it smells like beaches and bikinis. Add some cinnamon, which may even help reduce stress. Just the smell of this heavenly spice is enough to curb fatigue, ease frustration, and increase alertness. Can you think of a better way to start your day?
Green Tea Yogurt
Have your tea, and eat it too? Maybe you don’t have time to brew up a cup but still want to reap the benefits of those special leaves. Here’s a fun way to add another serving of megastar green tea to your day. By sprinkling matcha powder on your yogurt, you’ll add a dose of antioxidant power to your breakfast.
Avocado Greek Yogurt
Take your Greek yogurt from sweet to savory by whipping in our favorite green fruit. Avocados contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, fiber, and loads of healthy fats, making them an amazing nutrient-dense addition to any meal. You can even spread this mix on a cracker for a snack later in the day.