These Greek yogurt and granola bowls are balanced, delicious and the perfect healthy go-to breakfast you’ve been looking for. The best part is that there are so many ways to make them (and I’ve included 10 variations right in this post!).
Simple balanced breakfasts are my jam, and these are right up there with my other fave easy breakfast: overnight oats.
Yogurt and Granola Ingredients
Vanilla Greek yogurt
You can use any kind that you like, but my favorite low sugar vanilla yogurts are Two Good, Chobani Less Sugar, or Siggi’s. If you prefer to sweeten your own, you can use plain Greek yogurt and use either honey or maple syrup.
Fresh or frozen berries
Don’t be afraid to use frozen berries! If you like them softer, you can microwave them for 10-20 seconds, or you can leave them frozen. When you leave them frozen they make the yogurt super cold and give off ice cream vibes, which I love!
Homemade or store bought granola
My favorite store bought granola is Purely Elizabeth but you can use any brand that you like. I like to look for a granola with a couple of grams of protein and fiber, and I take a peek at the added sugar to compare with other granolas so that I can choose one mindfully.
Here’s a great option for homemade granola!
Peanut butter (or any nut butter of your choice)
To get drizzly peanut butter, microwave in 10 second increments until it’s nice and melty!
10 Delicious yogurt bowl variations
- Mixed berry: Greek yogurt, granola, mixed berries
- Peanut butter banana: Greek yogurt, granola, banana, drizzled peanut butter
- Strawberry banana: Greek yogurt, granola, sliced strawberries and bananas
- Peanut butter and jelly: Greek yogurt, granola, peanut butter, strawberry jam (my fave!), chia seeds
- Apple pie: Greek yogurt, granola, baked apples, cinnamon
- Chocolate raspberry: Greek yogurt, granola, raspberries, semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Blueberry white chocolate: Greek yogurt, granola, blueberries, white chocolate chips, chopped cashews
- Tropical fruit: Greek yogurt, granola, pineapple, mango, shaved coconut, shaved almonds
- Piña colada: Greek yogurt, granola, pineapple, shaved coconut
- Blackberry clementine: Greek yogurt, granola, blackberries, clementine slices
Best granola yogurt toppings list
- Fresh or frozen fruit
- Cereal (any kind you like!)
- Drizzled nut butter
- Pumpkin seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- Chocolate or white chocolate chips
Is yogurt with granola healthy?
Yogurt and granola calories
The calories can vary based on what your toppings are, but most will range from 400-600 calories. Keep in mind, the lowest calorie isn’t always best for breakfast. Starting your day with enough food is always the best strategy. Otherwise, you risk feeling unsatisfied and out of control around food later on.
Protein, fiber & healthy fats
Using Greek yogurt ensure that these are high protein yogurt bowls to keep you full all morning. They’re also packed with fiber from berries and granola, and healthy fats from peanut butter.
The bottom line: yes!
Starting your day with a balanced breakfast sets you up for better hunger and fullness cues throughout the day. These are balanced with protein, carbs, fiber, healthy fats and vitamins for a yummy breakfast you can feel good about!
If you try these, make sure to tag me @the.balanced.nutritionist on Instagram. I always love seeing your balanced meals!
Need more easy balanced breakfast ideas? Try my cookie butter overnight oats!
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt vanilla
- 1 cup Mixed berries fresh or frozen
- 1 tbsp Peanut butter melted
- 1/3 cup Granola
- Chia, flax or hemp seeds
- Honey or maple syrup
- In a small bowl, add the Greek yogurt.
- Add the fruit, peanut butter and granola. Enjoy!
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