For this week’s recipe, I decided to share a dish that I’ve been enjoying a lot lately. Since the lockdown started I have gone through a few food phases, the first was ordering a lot of takeout (thinking the lockdown would only last a few weeks), the second was my salad and smoothie phase (my attempt to counteract all the takeout orders), and the third and current phase is the breakfast bowl phase. Now while I love my fritters, cornmeal porridge, etc., I don’t always have time to make them and sometimes I just need a light and easy dish that will keep me filled and fueled. This yogurt bowl checks all those boxes, it's easy to make, ready in under 15 minutes, filling but not heavy, and delicious of course. So if that’s also what you’re looking for, then keep on reading.
The first layer of this bowl is the Silk Vanilla Soy Yogurt which is then topped with my hands-down all-time favorite granola, Nature’s Path Organic Coconut Chia Granola. The next layer and new addition to my bowls are pretzels. I had bought some gluten-free pretzels a while back (I’m not gluten-free, they were on sale) and forgot about them so I started adding them to the yogurt bowls and now I’m obsessed. Next is a drizzle of honey, the fruits, and another drizzle of honey to complete the bowl. As easy and delicious as pie. Each of the ingredients/toppings mentioned can be swapped for ones you like and can be doubled if you want a bigger bowl. Depending on the day and how hungry I am, I might use more fruit than what's in the pictures and the fruits used will vary. Again all of these ingredients/toppings are based on my preferences so make adjustments where necessary.
On busy days when I’m borderline hangry and don’t have the patience to cook, these yogurt bowls are the perfect go-to. I like to have mine with a nice hot cup of coffee which I know may sound strange, but the combination just works for me. So let’s get to layering. Have fun and enjoy!
Servings: 1 bowl
5oz cup Yogurt
⅓ cup Nature’s Path Organic Coconut Chia Granola
3-6 Unsalted Mini-Pretzels (broken into bite-sized pieces)
1 Seedless Orange
1. Carefully cut the skin off the kiwi. Cut the ends off, slice in half, remove the core (white part), and cut in quarters.
Fun Fact: you can eat a kiwi whole (skin and all).
2. Remove the orange peel and separate it into individual pieces.
3. Cut the tops off the strawberries and slice them in half. Place all the prepared fruit in a bowl, wash and pat dry.
4. In a separate medium-sized bowl, add the yogurt, then the granola, followed by the pretzels, and a drizzle of honey. Top with the prepared fruits and another drizzle of honey.
5. Time to eat. Enjoy!