Figgin' Awesome Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Hello, hello. Rise and shine my friends!
As some of you may know, I am OBSESSED with Greek yogurt. Over the last five years, I’ve tried countless number of yogurt brands but this is hands down my favorite and has become a must have staple! Fage (pronounced "Fa-yeh”) is distinctly rich, creamy and delicious. It is high in protein and contains gut healthy probiotics that aids with digestion, improves nutrient absorption, and keeps my tummy and soul happy. I also love that it has no added sugars making it super versatile to use in recipes like this beautiful yogurt bowl that I’m about to share in this blog post! Oh, also Fage yogurt comes in 0%, 2%, and now even comes in 5% fat versions. The higher the fat percentage, the creamier it is! My favorite is the 2% one but feel free to try all of them and see for yourself!
As you can see, this breakfast yogurt bowl is beautifully dressed with black figs. I saw these the other day at Wholefoods for $3.99. They were so plump and juicy looking I could resist adding them into my shopping basket! Just imagining the burst of sweetness and its gorgeous pop of color makes me want to go home right away to make this recipe. Yogurt bowls like this takes as little as five minutes to make and makes my busy mornings easy. I love it so much that not only do I enjoy having this for breakfast after yoga, but also as a mid-day snack at work, and dessert in the evening when I’m relaxing on my comfy couch.
The nutritional health benefits
Gut health - This Figgin’ Awesome Breakfast Yogurt Bowl recipe is bursting with nutrients and promotes gut health thanks to the probiotics found in Greek yogurt! Did you know that figs contains prebiotics that are good for our gut health too? Furthermore, the high fiber content in fresh figs and blueberries keeps you full for longer and relieves constipation (if you have one). You will also get lots of calcium which are essential for growing strong and healthy bones and potassium which plays a role in regulating our blood pressure.
Cancer fighting antioxidants - I loveee adding blueberries because it is naturally sweet, beautiful in color, and high in antioxidants! Antioxidants are chemicals in our bodies that fights off free-radicals that are responsible for genetic mutations that damage our DNA, contributing to both cancer and aging. Yikes! It also helps lower high blood pressure, maintains brain function and improves your memory, and so much more! So if you want to look young and beautiful, have a healthy heart and brain, then be sure to include some more blueberries into your diet!
Heart healthy fats - And last but not least, let’s not forget to add some healthy fats! Healthy fats can help lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides levels and are therefore, heart healthy. I chose peanut butter because it tastes great with anything in my opinion. How can you say no to PB??? It is also more affordable than other nut butters like almond butter. Just try not to over eat it and enjoy in moderation, and you may even benefit from weight loss! I also like adding some crunchy texture to my yogurt bowl so I included some brain-looking walnuts too.
Have I convinced you to make this Figgin’ Awesome breakfast yogurt bowl yet? Scroll down for the recipe below. :)
How to pick ripe figs?
For the best ripe figs, try to pick big and plump looking figs with a deep shade of purple. A ripe fig should taste delightfully sweet, with a soft and smooth texture! yum yum yum.
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Figgin’ Awesome Breakfast Yogurt Bowl Recipe:
Greek yogurt (I use Fage 2%)
Fresh figs (halved)
1 Tbsp of smooth peanut butter, or any nut butter of your choice
Chopped walnut pieces
How to Make it
Wash fresh figs and blueberries under running water in a colander. Set aside and let dry. Scoop yogurt into your bowl with a spoon (unless you want to try it with your hands, that’s fine too… jk). Then, assemble the fresh figs and blueberries topping to your liking. To finish, drizzle your creamy nut butter of choice in a zig zag fashion across your yogurt bowl with a spoon. Sprinkle on some cinnamon powder. To finish, garnish with chopped walnuts on top!
Dig in with your favorite and spoon (yes, I have one :3). And enjoy!
By the way, black figs are in season from late July to late September. So get them before they’re gone!
I hope you enjoy this recipe and find this blog post fun and informative.
Did I make your day Figgin awesome yet? Till next time! xxo