Breakfast is a tough meal, we all know it’s the most important of the day but all the breakfast convenience foods are so junkie. And honestly, at 7 in the morning who wants to prepare an elaborate breakfast? In high school, I used to eat toast with butter for breakfast…no wonder I was starving after first period! This doesn’t have much more nutrition than the actual breakfast convenience foods, does it? Lately I’ve been trying to incorporate more protein into my breakfast to give me lots of energy in the morning and help me stay full until lunch – which I’m discovering is almost impossible. The protein in this easy breakfast comes from the yogurt, almonds and almond butter. This really is an Easy Breakfast For One (or two, or three – the recipe can easily be adapted for families!)
If I don’t eat this yogurt for breakfast, I love to bring it as a mid-morning snack for work (as long as you have a refrigerator available). Toss all of the ingredients into a Tupperware and you’re good to go. Whether you eat this for breakfast or a snack, it will definitely give you a boost of energy.
Easy Breakfast For One (serves 1)
Recipe by Lou
½ cup plain or Greek yogurt
⅓ – ½ cup chopped fruit (I like to use any berries, kiwis or banana)
2 tbsp chopped almonds (walnuts are great too!)
1 tbsp chopped unsweetened dried cranberries
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp of honey(or as much or little to taste)
Combine all ingredients and enjoy!
If bringing to work or saving for later – be sure to refrigerate.
This is my go-to breakfast 6 out of 7 days of the week – let me know if you give it a try!