January 25 2021 – Alexa Bartimus
Greek yogurt for breakfast is a great way to start your day. The protein in Greek yogurt helps to keep you feeling full longer, and the probiotics and nutrients help you stay energized. Greek yogurt also supports gut health, heart health and so much more. Here are six easy breakfast ideas so you can start your day with Greek yogurt.
Yogurt topped with fruit
One of the easiest ways to eat Greek yogurt for breakfast is to simply scoop some into a bowl and add your favorite toppings. Adding fresh fruit like berries is an easy way to add more flavor and color to your Greek yogurt while also adding extra nutrients and antioxidants. You can also top your Greek yogurt with granola or almonds for some crunch or peanut butter to make it extra creamy. By layering additional ingredients with the yogurt instead of adding them on top, you can also make a pretty and delicious Greek yogurt parfait.
Greek yogurt’s thick and creamy texture makes it a nice addition to breakfast smoothies. Simply add the Greek yogurt along with your other preferred ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Greek yogurt’s versatile flavor means it works well with a variety of other popular smoothie ingredients, including fresh fruit, milk, honey, peanut butter, chia seeds and more.
Just as Greek yogurt can make smoothies extra creamy, Greek yogurt works well in making smoothie bowls extra thick – a great option for days when you’d rather consume your breakfast with a spoon than a straw. After blending your smoothie, pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite ingredients. Popular choices are fresh fruit, coconut, granola, flax seeds and chopped nuts.
Overnight oats are a convenient way to have oats for breakfast without the hassle of spending your morning cooking oatmeal on the stove. Simply make the oats the night before and store them in the refrigerator until morning. Overnight oats are easy to make, too – simply mix the Greek yogurt and rolled oats with other ingredients of your choosing, like milk, cinnamon, vanilla, peanut butter, or maple syrup, then store in a container in the fridge until morning. If you prefer hot oatmeal, you can also stir in Greek yogurt after making your morning oatmeal.
Did you know that Greek yogurt can be used to make baked breakfast items? It’s a great addition to pancakes, muffins, biscuits, waffles and more. Greek yogurt interacts with baking soda to make baked goods extra fluffy, helps prevent them from getting too dry, and adds protein to your morning to help keep you feeling full.
For extra fluffy omelets, try adding Greek yogurt! Simply whisk a mixture of Greek yogurt, eggs and your preferred spices or seasonings, and then pour the mixture into a pan on the stove and cook. You can also use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, such as on top of a southwestern-style omelet.
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