Greek yoghurt for breakfast is good for you for many different reasons. It’s filling, creamy and you can top it with pretty much anything you want. It’s really versatile. And keeps you full the entire morning.
Greek yoghurt and gut health
Greek yoghurt is full of probiotics which are live bacteria and yeast and they are good for your digestive system. For example, if you are required to take antibiotics it usually wipes your stomach from probiotics and eating Greek yoghurt will help stabilize your gut health. And it can help to balance your stomach.
What do I choose?
If you can, choose an organic brand. Full fat instead of low fat. When fat is taken out of yoghurt it is usually replaced with sugar and additives. Same goes for flavoured yoghurt, it’s usually full of sugar. Greek yoghurt contains good fat, which is better for you than sugar.
The Mediterranian diet
The Greeks along with the other Mediterranian countries might be on to something with their diet. They are among the people who live the longest. I did live in Spain for a while and I must say, while the diet was probably helping, the sun and the socializing with other people certainly helped too.
I eat Greek yoghurt three times a week. It helps me to keep my stomach in balance. It is also a great snack in the afternoon. When the kids come home from school instead of a sandwich. It is also something I eat for dinner sometimes. Let’s be honest, cooking for one is not that much fun all the time. A Greek yoghurt bowl is a lifesaver at those moments. It’s a great source of protein, so I’ll just add more healthy nuts, like the Brazilian nuts, seeds and bananas.
- 100 gr Full-fat Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 handful pistachios
- 1-3 pieces of Strawberries
- Smear the glass with honey and add the yoghurt.
- Top with strawberries and pistachios.
Ideas for different toppings
- Cashews, pistachios or Brazilian nuts
- Berries of all kinds
- Shredded coconut
While I love watermelon and citrus fruits I have found that the more watery fruits don’t mix that well in terms of flavour. It can also cause the yoghurt to be very watery.