Yoats Berry Bowl

Yoats? Is that a typo?

Well, if it wasn’t officially a word before.. it is now. Yoats = yogurt + oats.

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We love to eat this yoats berry bowl for breakfast. To us the perfect morning meal keeps us full, gives us energy, nourishes our bodies, and doesn’t take a long time to make. Maybe it’s even something to take on the go in case we hit that snooze button a few too many times.

For this easy bowl, just 3 basic ingredients can accomplish all of these. Yogurt, oats, and berries. Really, it’s not even a recipe. It’s a simple snack you can throw together for breakfast, lunch, or even a healthy dessert.

Our yogurt of choice is Siggi’s vanilla greek yogurt. Other than its excellent flavor, it contains way less sugar than other brands. Plus, it’s high in all the good stuff like calcium and protein.

Here at k será eats, we have already talked a little bit about protein in each of our posts. Many people are concerned about amping up their protein levels, but on average, Americans actually over eat protein. The problem is that most of us eat too much of it during dinner instead of spreading out the amount we consume during the day. At each meal, we should aim for 25-30 grams of good quality protein. This range is the amount that our bodies can optimally absorb at one time.

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Eating protein for breakfast can help you feel fuller longer which sets you up to make better choices throughout the day. With one cup of Siggi’s containing 26 grams, it’s a great way to get the amount you need in the morning.

Fun fact: If you’re lactose intolerant, you can still enjoy greek yogurt! Since it’s strained during processing some of the lactose is removed. In addition, the probiotics (aka healthy bacteria) help predigest lactose so you won’t get a tummy ache. So all in all, much love for greek yogurt ❤

Now on to the next ingredient: muesli! It provides complex carbohydrates and fiber for more fullness as well as some different textures and flavors. We recommend Bob’s Red Mill brand since it contains so many delish ingredients like raisins, sunflower seeds, craisins, almonds, coconut seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apples and of course oats. When combined together, they are a medley of flavors in your mouth!

And last but certainly not least we have the berries. They were so juicy that they stained our tablecloth, but that thing never seems to stay clean anyway (see picture above). Full of antioxidants, berries are the perfect way to top off this nutritious bowl. Studies have shown that berries help improve memory and prevent aging!

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You can totally make it while watching the summer Olympics to cheer on the US team since this bowl is full of red, white, and blue 🙂


Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes; Total time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 cup Siggi’s greek yogurt, any flavor (We love vanilla!)
1/4 cup Muesli (we love Bob’s Red Mill brand- it’s gluten free if needed)
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup fresh blackberries (1)

Directions:

1. Scoop the yogurt into a small bowl.
2. Add the muesli and mix until combined. (Allow to sit overnight for extra soft oats).
3. Wash the fresh berries and scatter them over the yogurt/muesli mixture. Enjoy!
(1) Feel free to use any of your favorite fruits- use all blueberries, all raspberries, add bananas, pineapple, strawberries, etc. Anything goes!

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