I enjoyed a delicious and nutritious greek yogurt breakfast bowl this morning! Yum!
My Quick and Easy Yogurt Bowl!
I just love making yogurt bowls because they are so easy to prepare! Plus you can add anything you want to it such as fruits, granola, seeds, honey, peanut butter, chocolate chips, the options are endless!
Here’s what I added to mine:
–Vanilla Almond Granola which adds nice crunch and texture and improves digestion
–Maca Powder which is good for improving your mood and boosting your energy
–Chia Seeds they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, packed with protein, and are rich in antioxidants
-Blueberries are filled with antioxidants and improves brain function
Tell me what you like to add to your yogurt bowls?
What’s something that you add to your yogurt bowls that you think people would find to be unusual? lol
6 Yummy Alternatives For Sugar! Plus A Bonus Tip!
1. Agave Nectar
The Aztecs used agave thousands of years ago and praised this syrup as a gift from the gods. A derivative of the same plant as tequila, this golden sweetener tastes similar to honey and is perfect in hot or iced tea. But be sure to use in moderation—agave’s high fructose content can sometimes cross it in to the dangerous food zone!
Instead of a half-cup white sugar in a batch of oatmeal cookies, swap in an equal amount of applesauce! The natural sweetness from a Golden Delicious or Fuji apple is perfect in an after-dinner treat. Purchase the “no sugar-added” applesauce, or make a fresh batch at home!
3. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
For a warm winter treat, mix some unsweetened cocoa powder in a glass of hot water or skim milk. It’ll satisfy that sweet tooth without all the extra sugar the sweetened version includes. Add a splash of vanilla extract for extra flavor!
4. Coconut Sugar
Get a little tropical and use coconut sugar in a fruit smoothie. Made from the sap of coconut flowers, this natural sugar comes in block, paste, or granulated form. Plus, it’s loaded with potassium which helps keep our bones strong!
5. Brown Rice Syrup
Brown rice syrup comes from (you guessed it!) brown rice. More nutritious than its high-fructose alternative, this buttery and nutty flavored syrup is perfect in granola bars and baked breads.
6. Puréed Banana
In the next loaf of banana bread, try using extra-ripe bananas and eliminating the sugar. The fruit naturally becomes sweeter as it ripens, so there’s no need for extra sugar.
Bonus Alternative: Lemon
If you’re a tea drinker like myself, squeezing the juice of half a lemon into your cup of tea can be helpful when cutting back on sugar! Lemon not only improves hydration, has vitamin C, and helps with weight loss, it also helps with digestion and freshens your breath!
But be careful to use lemon in moderation because of its acidity. So instead of using honey or sugar to flavor your tea, add some lemon juice to get all the great benefits!
Have you used any of these sugar alternatives?! Comment below if you have! I’d love to hear from you!
Just wanted to share my delicious breakfast with you!
Yogi Tea with Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurt.
What did you have for breakfast?! Comment below! 😊
Avocado Toast Breakfast!
6 WORST Foods To Eat In The Morning!
1. Breakfast Cereals
Many people think cereal is a good breakfast choice for children and adults.
But cereals are highly processed and contain mostly refined grains and sugar.
Nutrients are also artificially added in a process called fortification.
Even the “healthier” cereals are normally loaded with a lot of sugar.
2. Pancakes and Waffles
Both of these items have flour, eggs, sugar, and milk. Although they have more protein than other breakfast items, pancakes and waffles are very high in refined flour. Many researchers believe that refined grains like wheat flour contribute to insulin resistance and obesity.
Since pancakes and waffles are dressed with syrup, that adds even more sugar along with high fructose corn syrup.
Although muffins have a reputation for being healthy, they are pretty much just small cakes. They contain refined flour, vegetable oils, eggs, and sugar.
Commercially sold muffins are often very large. One review found that a typical packages muffin exceeds the USDA standard portion size by 333%! 😯
4. Sweetened Non-Fat Yogurt
Many non-fat yogurts contain more sugar than a comparable serving of ice cream!
Fat keeps you full because it takes longer to digest than carbs, and it triggers the release of the fullness hormone cholecystokinin (CCK).
5. Granola Bars
Granola bars may sound like great breakfast options but they actually contain a lot of added sugar.
Some of the popular brands contain a combination of sugar, corn syrup, and honey.
Granola bars have a low protein content which is another confirmation that this is not a good choice for breakfast.
6. Processed, Gluten Free Breakfast Foods
Eating many of the processed gluten free foods now available may cause problems.
For instance, a combination of flours that are made from rice, potatoes, and tapioca replaces wheat flour in gluten free bread and baked goods.
These flours have a high glycemic index which raises blood sugar rapidly, leads to increased appetite, and weight gain!
So it’s probably a good idea to limit these items in your diet or better yet, don’t eat them at all!
You’re probably wondering what you SHOULD be eating for breakfast right?! Well I got cha covered!
Stay tuned for some of the HEALTHIEST food choices to eat in the morning! 😁
Yummy Yogurt Bowl!
My yummy breakfast today consisted of Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Strawbery Yogurt, sliced banana, grounded flaxseeds, granola, cinnamon, and honey!
I normally like to eat Greek yogurt but Whole Foods didn’t have the kind that I wanted to get! Oh well, at least that gave me a chance to try out a new yogurt and I actually really like it! Yum!
Thumbs up to yogurt for breakfast!