With the weather a bit dark and gloomy, and cold and rainy if you have London-like January weather, it’s very tempting to reach for a heavy and hearty breakfast. I’ve definitely been chowing down on full English breakfasts over the past few months (maybe a few too many…), but after all of the Christmas parties and holiday eating, I’m finding myself longing more and more for simple, fresh and light breakfast options: like fruit and yogurt!
I’ve always preferred savory over sweet food in the morning (and in general tbh), so those smoothie bowls and fruit muffins just don’t do it for me. Poached eggs and avocado toast are my typical go-to for a weekday brekkie, but sometimes that gets old and sometimes it’s hard to get avocados with any flavor (first world problems…).
When I got back to London after Christmas, I a) couldn’t fathom the idea of another full English breakfast and b) didn’t have any food in my fridge anyway, even if did want one. I am cursed blessed with a pretty big Asda grocery store right downstairs my apartment, so I grabbed my reusable Monoprix shopping bag (because who uses plastic bags anymore?) and headed downstairs to stock up my fridge. Instead of heading straight for the turkey bacon (okay, I did buy some, but for a different recipe) I grabbed some Greek yogurt pots and blueberries.
In about five minutes, I whipped up this light, fresh and healthy breakfast snack, that didn’t send my taste buds into a sugary sweet tailspin. If you’re like me, looking for a quick and easy breakfast without all the sugar, then give this a try – hopefully you’ll like it as much as I did! Greek yogurt is a great option because it is higher in protein than regular yogurt, and has less lactose. It’s also thicker and creamier, which I definitely prefer.
Anyone else see a bird’s face on my spoon in this shot…?
- Small pot of Greek yogurt (my store sells 200g pots)
- 5-6 blueberries
- 10 cashews, roughly chopped
- Honey to drizzle on top
Add your blueberries and cashews to the yogurt, and drizzle a bit of honey on top. I had a small piece of cheddar on the side, and this made for a very filling and slightly sweet breakfast that kept me going until lunch.
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