Your first meal of the day can be two-eggs-any-style. But it can definitely just as well be a low carb breakfast yogurt bowl with a few tasty items from seeds to nuts to fruit. I eat yogurt at least twice a week for breakfast – each time with different goodies mixed in. We all do need variations even for everyday breakfast, don’t we?
Especially, as preparing a yogurt bowl is so easy. It’s not even possible to call it a recipe. Just a list of ideas and tips of what to stir in your full-fat, plain sugar free yogurt. The yogurt bowls suggested are all super-quick to make, and therefore ideal for weekday mornings. You can also put them into a sealed jar and take them to work for a later breakfast at your desk.
If you are on a plant-based diet, these fruity breakfast bowls of course work perfectly well with vegan yogurt. For example, with this quick-to-make tofu-based vegan yogurt from pinch of yum, a fantastic source of recipes. Just exchange the sweetener in the recipe to coconut sugar or any brown keto sweetener such as sukrin gold.
Tips for perfect low carb breakfast yogurt
Tip number one: For fruits, do use mostly berries and other not-super-sweet fruits as they contain fewer carbs. Many of them have added benefits. In fact, blueberries are full of various antioxidants that help you fight off free radicals and, thus, prevent inflammation. Other berries contain them as well.
Strawberries are also pretty low on carbs, so they are a great option as well, especially when paired with ultra-low-carb nuts such as pecans. And during their season, we all HAVE to eat strawberries, right? The season is short enough.
Having just thrown my tip number one at you, here comes the excuse for my compromise recipes! The cherries and particularly the pineapple suggested below have a few more carbs – but pineapples are also full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. So on those I-want-some-sweet-taste-in-my-mouth kind of days, eating pineapple or cherry yoghurt can carry you a long way with most probably more benefits than drawbacks. I do indulge every once in a while, especially during the short cherry season when they are available everywhere on the markets and screaming at you: I am irresistible!
So, over to tip number two: For health benefits, add 1 tablespoon of linseeds or chia seeds – again: it’s more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants! Or sprinkle yogurt with chopped nuts or delicious home-made nut granola. Serving your yogurt with some nuts on the side is also a good idea.
Lastly, my tip number three: For added creamy richness, stir one tablespoon or more of whipping cream into your yogurt. The increased fat amount also creates a sumptuous texture and makes you last longer before getting hungry again. So it may be useful and yummy, if you know you’ll be in for a later-than-usual lunch today.
Delightful breakfast yogurt bowls with lowcarb fruits, nuts and seeds. Perfect for a healthy weekday breakfast or on-the-go!
For 1 person
1 cup plain, full-fat yogurt
Berries or other fruit as described
Seeds or nuts as described
1 tbsp cream (optional)
- Blueberry Mint Yogurt
Blend 1 cup of plain yogurt with a handful of blueberries and a bunch of chopped mint leaves. Keep a few blueberries whole to garnish.
- Cherry Coconut Yogurt
Cut a handful of pitted cherries in half. If possible, use sour cherries, as they carry less sugar around. Mix cherries with 1 cup of yogurt and 1 tbsp each of linseeds and coconut flakes. Sprinkle with more coconut for garnish
- Dragonfruit Yogurt Drink
Blend 1 cup of coconut with half a dragonfruit for one serving. As the dragonfruit contains a lot of water, this is more a drink than a bowl of yoghurt, but just as delightful.
- Grapefruit Lemon Yogurt
Mix 1 cup of yogurt with zest of half a lemon. Open a grapefruit and take out half the flesh, removing the skins. Cut into small pieces and place on top of the yoghurt. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of black sesame seeds. If you can’t get grapefruit, use pomelo instead.
- Papaya Yogurt with Chia Seeds and Cashew Nuts
Blend 1 cup of plain yoghurt with 1/2 cup of diced papaya and 1 tbsp of Chia seeds. Put aside for 10 minutes to allow the seeds to soak in some of the yogurt’s liquid. Keep a few papaya cubes for garnish and serve with a small bowl of roasted cashew nuts on the side.
- Pineapple Walnut Yogurt
This one contains a bit more sugar because of the pineapple – which contrasts well with the slightly bitter taste of the super-healthy walnuts. Blend 1 cup of plain yogurt with 1/2 cup of diced papaya and move to a bowl. Chop up a small handful of walnuts and add the pieces to the yogurt. Top with a few pineapple cubes for garnish.
- Strawberry Pecan Yogurt with Nut Mix
Blend 1 cup of yogurt with 1/2 cup diced strawberries and keep a few berry pieces for garnish. Chop pecans into small pieces and add to the bowl. Serve with a small bowl of mixed nuts on the side.
These recipes can be changed or mixed up in any way you like. Look out for the respective fruits when in season!
Nutritional value depends on what kind of and how much yogurt and other ingredients you choose. Usually, higher-fat yogurt contains fewer carbohydrates.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Chop and Mix
- Cuisine: International