Did you know that homemade frozen yogurt makes the best breakfast ever? Starting your day with a great dose of good bacteria in your digestive tract is perfect, and this is what yogurt is full of: good, active bacteria that you can enjoy in optimum amounts. For great-tasting yogurt, Greek style is the best. Greek yogurt is the result when you strain regular yogurt heavily to take away the lactose and liquid whey, giving you a creamy, tangy product.
Plain Greek yogurt boasts half the sodium, half the carbs plus double the protein of regular yogurt. It can serve as the perfect substitute to other fats during cooking or baking. When you turn your regular homemade yogurt that you’ve cooked in a yogurt maker to a Greek style yogurt, you can enjoy a more expensive variety without actually shelling out more grocery money.
Greek yogurt is perfect to top when you want a higher-protein and lower-carb breakfast bowl. Take a cup of plain Greek yogurt and top it with some cut up banana and kiwi, then sprinkle with a bit of unsweetened corn flakes or chopped unsalted roasted cashews. You can even make smoothies out of the kiwi-and-banana topped yogurt by freezing it first.
Or you can make some fabulous granola yogurt parfaits by layering a parfait glass alternately with plain Greek yogurt, granola and fresh fruit. Drizzle the parfait with a teaspoon of pure maple syrup at your option. You can also fill some pint-size mason jars with layers of fruit and plain Greek yogurt alternating with one another. Cover the jars and store them in the fridge overnight to enjoy for breakfast at home or at the office. Another great breakfast Greek yogurt recipe uses cantaloupe as your bowl that you fill with plain Greek yogurt. Top this with pumpkin seeds and berries.
You can also blend some plain Greek yogurt with some frozen berries and a bit of honey until smooth. Top the nicely blended mixture with granola or toasted nuts. Yet another fantastic breakfast recipe that uses Greek yogurt is this one that also needs some peach and cinnamon. Take some plain Greek yogurt and top it with some diced peaches. Use a dusting of cinnamon to finish. Click here to read more about yogurt makers.
If you love cereals for breakfast like I do, try this simple recipe. Top some plain Greek yogurt with your favorite bran boxed or whole grain cereal. Sprinkle some chia seeds for texture.
Truly, having yogurt for breakfast is always a fantastic treat to jumpstart your day!