Favorite Healthy Breakfast: Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Hello and happy weekend!  I want to say thank you (Thank you!) to those of you who have taken the time to watch my videos on my new YouTube channel.  That’s prime real estate, your tv-viewing time, and I appreciate you giving ’em a view! ♥

Alrighty, popping in during this relaxing holiday weekend to share a quick recipe (not really a recipe, I’d say):  My favorite reliable, filling, nutritious breakfast.

With no added sweetener save for a large teaspoon of honey on occasion, the sweetness comes from the fruit you choose to toss in.  I always add a berry and whatever other fresh seasonal fruit I have on hand.  My favorites include pineapple, peaches, mangoes, and nectarines.  I try for three fruits (the juicier, the better).  I freeze organic/garden-fresh fruit in the summer months so I’ve stock on hand through winter.  I’ll toss the fruit in frozen,but it thaws quickly and just cools it all dowwwwn.

Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl | Cozycakes Cottage

Add as much almond milk as you prefer.  I start with a few tablespoons and increase the amount once I’ve stirred it up a bit.

Most know about the benefits of flax seed, but I raved about black sesame in the video (see the video above).  Aside from flavor and smell (the ground sesame is one of my top 10 smells…. intoxicating), why add it to my healthy breakfast?

Glad you asked, friend.

Just a few of the many health benefits of black sesame:

  • A great source of magnesium: Regulates blood pressure, reduces chances of migraines and tension headaches, prevents diabetes
  • High in iron:  Very helpful to those with anemia
  • Contains zinc: Great for your immune system (bye-bye colds!), good for the bones (stay away, osteoporosis!)
  • Reduces risk of some cancers: Black sesame has sesamin (protecting your liver), lignans (fiber also found in the flax seed I add to this breakfast) and phytosterols which fight certain cancers.
  • Lowers cholesterol: The sesamin, sesamolin, and phytosterols (very high levels of phytosterols in sesame which block cholesterol production) reduce cholesterol levels.  Not bad!
  • Good for the hair and skin tone: Always a nice bonus for me!

There are even more benefits to these magical little seeds, too!  Give this breakfast a try!  It’s so versatile and healthy–you can’t go wrong with this one.

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Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
 
Use whatever fruit you like for this healthy and filling breakfast. I add honey when I'm having a small bowl as dessert.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Healthy Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt (I use Fage 0%)
  • A small handful of walnuts (break them up as you like)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. ground flaxseed (I buy Bob's Red Mill Whole Flaxseed and grind them in my coffee bean grinder)
  • 1 Tbp. wheat germ (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black sesame seed (I buy whole black roasted sesame and grind in my coffee bean grinder)
  • 1 to 1.5 cups of your favorite fruit: I prefer organic berries, nectarines, peaches, mango, pineapple--whatever you like!
  • Almond milk: start with about 3 Tbsp. and increase as needed to get preferred consistency (I prefer Trader Joe's unsweetened vanilla almond milk or Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 3 Tbsp. dried cherries (or whatever dried fruit you prefer)
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tsp. honey
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Favorite Healthy Breakfast: Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

  1. Thanks for sharing a healthy breakfast. You are so inspiring! I really want to see a video of one of your smoothies next! P.S. Munchie looks so grown up!

    1. You’re so welcome, lovely! I’ll definitely share a smoothie if you’d like. How about the one Munchie loves? XOXO

  2. Made this and it was yummy!! Do you think it would still taste good for breakfast if I made it the night before? Would love to make my mornings easier!!

    1. Shelly, I’m so glad you liked it! I’d say it should be fine done ahead–what I’ve done before is put everything in a bowl minus the yogurt, milk and nuts, and refrigerate. Then I tossed in the final 3 things in the morning so it doesn’t get mushy. I hope that helps! It does cut the time down quite a bit for me so I don’t have to take everything out of the fridge and freezer when I’m rushing in the morning. Thank you so much for watching and letting me know it worked for ya!

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