Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day but only on weekends. My body needs a little waking up before it wants much in the morning.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t work so well for work days when you need to get moving.
Enter quick yogurt bowl that’s easy on a sleepy stomach, quick to whip up, and super tasty.
What makes it high protein?
Any dairy yogurt is going to have some protein in it. The amount will vary depending on variety and brand, but most yogurt will have 8-18 g of protein per cup. I always recommend starting the day with at least 25 g of protein, so even if the yogurt you buy is on the high end of the range, it’s still lacking a bit.
That’s where protein powder can help. You won’t need a whole scoop and you can customize based on the flavors you like and the amount of protein you need. I mix the powder right into the yogurt before adding the toppings.
What about the toppings?
You can get creative here, but I like to think about what the value is of each topping that I’m adding. The recipe below shows one of my favorite combinations, but there are so many more.
Granola will add some carbs and crunch, but watch out for high sugar/corn syrup granola!
Fruit is a no brainer because of the added micronutrients. Berries add vitamins and antioxidants without a ton of sugar.
A source of fat is important, especially if you choose low fat yogurt. Nuts, coconut chips, and peanut butter are all great ways to add healthy fat. In this recipe, I use hemp hearts for some added fat and choose whole milk yogurt.
That’s it! Follow the recipe below or add your own flair. Let me know your favorite yogurt additions or brands in the comments!
High Protein Yogurt Bowl
- 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt (I use Dannon)
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Ascent Whey protein)
- 2 tbsp granola
- 1-2 tbsp hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
- handful fresh berries
- Mix the yogurt and protein powder until combined before adding the other toppings.