Breakfast can be as easy and healthy as a bowl of creamy Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, dark chocolate (with dried cranberries) granola, crushed & toasted almonds and a sexy drizzle of maple syrup. It’s so easy, it’s what I do most mornings when life is a little forgiving and my day lends me the luxury of slow motion. I relish those more than I’m afforded, so when I am allowed, I indulge and take my time in creating a pretty bowl of goodness that will fill me up until about noon.
While I mostly enjoy only yogurt and granola, and oftime satisfied with just that duo, the guy put me on to loving blueberries as a colorful topping to my simple concoction. In all its glory, the irony stands in our beautiful difference in proportional layering making it the most enjoyable bowl ever.
60% granola, 20% blueberries, 15% yogurt, 5% combo of almonds and syrup.
60% yogurt, 20% granola, 15% blueberries, 5% combo of almonds and syrup.
A vast difference, no doubt, but the one thing we both agree on is the remarkable deliciousness a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg contributes. It’s clear I like a bit more than a pinch. But he gets it. The aroma alone is worth the disparity.
With summer heat still lingering and showing off before I can even finish my first cup of café con leche, I’ve found this simple breakfast a really great way to get the nutrition I need to keep my day going. It’s generous in antioxidants, calcium, carbs, fruits, and has enough sugar; a reasonable complement if you take your coffee black. If you’re a super health nut and interested in taking it up a bit and want to feel responsible for a fully balanced breakfast bowl, add in some powdered protein and some chia seeds.
I do it all the time when he’s not looking. Because if he knew, the proportions would be all off….and that would disturb our method. They guy’s a method man.
Enjoy this breakfast in all its simplicity. And treat your body and soul right. It’s the only one you have!