Morning Yogurt is a delicious creation. Yogurt for me is always synonymous with plain yogurt. Plain yogurt that we would eat with our dinner. Let that settle in. WITH OUR DINNER. That’s because Iranians call yogurt “Maast” and use it not as a morning breakfast item. Most Americans recoil at the thought of putting delicious yogurt on your savory meal. But I’ve already converted my Fiancee to join our dinner yogurt movement. I encourage you to put it on your rice or have it with your Indian food (or one of my many Iranian dishes I’ve put up here).
So back to the story. Growing up I never really had flavored yogurt for a long time. Now with the whole Greek yogurt craze that has swept across America, flavored yogurt and morning yogurt for breakfast are a big thing.
But buying flavored yogurt at the grocery store is a fool’s errand. It’s actually just plain stupid in my opinion. Why would you buy something at the grocery store that is hugely overpriced when you can just make it at home for yourself with ingredients you have in your fridge.
Also, don’t even get me started on the whole non-fat yogurt thing. I only eat full fat yogurt. Friends & Farms said it best, “(there are) additives and preservatives found in low and fat free yogurts. The ingredients (in full fat yogurt) are simple – milk and live cultures. That’s why you won’t find low or fat free yogurts in our product line.” Fat free yogurt has lots of sugar and additives to make it more palatable. Just eat less of full fat yogurt and you’ll enjoy your yogurt for once.
Here are my tips to a lovely morning yogurt breakfast:
- Start with a full fat yogurt (Greek or Plain) depending on your preference. I personally like full fat Greek (Fage) yogurt for morning yogurt. It’s a perfect morning yogurt base.
- Include a seasonal fruit.
- Use a mix of healthy granola to really make this yogurt satisfying. I use Michelle’s Granola. It’s the best granola you can buy in MD by far. They are carried by Whole Foods. It’s so perfect and it only has good ingredients in it.
- Top it with some Chia & Flax Seeds. You get healthy fats and Omega 3’s in your morning yogurt.
- If you need a sweetener, add some honey or use a local preserve.