Last updated on August 2nd, 2020 at 02:50 pm
Super Easy Healthy Breakfast Idea With Low Carb Option That You Can Make In 5 Minutes Using Some Yogurt, Berries And Nuts!
Update: If you’re wondering how I’m spending my summer, I’ve been shooting a lot of old recipes. That’s my distraction from the fact that people don’t like to keep their distance or wear a mask, even when we’re going through these difficult times. And it also keeps me from being so angry and from screaming so much at people who come close.
One of the things I currently ate and shot was this yogurt bowl. Now, I must say, I haven’t been eating yogurt that much lately. I’m trying to keep a gluten-free and dairy-free diet since probably a year (it’s an on and off thing, I can’t seem to be that strict with myself). But yogurt and some cheeses don’t seem to affect me at all.
Dare I say that yogurt with actual live bacteria inside makes me feel better? It does. If you don’t like it, don’t eat it – it’s just what works for my body.
This bowl was very quick, very easy and super tasty. I topped it with some raspberries, blueberries (could not find blackberries) and chopped almonds since I forgot to buy walnuts. I also topped this one with some almond butter and it was delicious. If you need a quick breakfast idea and like yogurt – try this for breakfast or snack.
Now let’s travel back to 2016 and see what Stella from that time wrote.
This yogurt with berries “recipe” is not rocket science, but just in case somebody can’t figure it out – I’m sharing how to make it. This breakfast is gluten-free, made in 3 minutes and super delicious. And I must say I have never been a fan of yogurt. But this thing changed me.
For me, yogurt was just something I used in a nice yogurt-garlic sauce like this one, but never really more than that. My whole life I thought yogurt with anything for breakfast is disgusting. I don’t know why, I’m weird. I just know: it’s no pancakes.
But it all changed a few years ago when I started reading about gut health and about how you really need to keep that gut flora healthy or else this could ruin your health and your life. Never in my life had I, ever, thought about gut flora. I knew something was going on in there, but who knew what.
Gut Community: A Little Introduction
In short: everyone has bacteria in their gut, whether you like it or not – it’s buzzing in there. And there are good and bad bacteria. Pretty much like in real life with people.
Unfortunately, when we eat too many processed foods and too much meat we starve the good bacteria and feed the bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria are fed all the time they don’t get fat like us, instead they get stronger and multiply. Then they start making toxins that get into the body and go to different tissues, among these – the skin.
And then little by little you stop looking so fabulous and start looking like you’ve been up for 3 weeks in a row – dull skin, bags under your eyes, possibly some acne – in summary not your best look.
And that’s just a very tiny problem compared to all the damage those bad bacteria could do to your health. Let’s just say they weaken the immune system and from there everything goes bad – from various infections to cancer.
How Do We Solve This “Problem”?
The one thing we need to do is bring more good bacteria (probiotics) into the gut, so they can fight off the bad guys. It’s their thing. We also need to feed those bacteria with their favorite foods – whole natural plant foods with lots of prebiotics. Then they can grow, get stronger, multiply and fight harder for their territory in the gut.
And that’s why a little probiotic yogurt loaded with good bacteria is always a good idea. If you like other fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and I don’t know what more, those are also great. In fact, probiotics from plants might even be better for you, if you’re lactose intolerant, but you have to make your own choice.
For me yogurt is perfect. I actually started loving it, once I started eating it more often. Just within a few days, I couldn’t get enough of it. And this recipe very much describes my favorite way to eat it right now. This breakfast is light, creamy, satisfying, beyond easy, quick and on top it’s gluten-free.
This recipe delivers
- a ton of antioxidants
- vitamin C
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 1 cup yogurt
- 6 walnut halves
- ½ cup berries of choice
- 1 tsp honey
- optional: some natural almond butter
- Chop the walnuts.
- In a bowl mix yogurt with the honey.
- Top with berries, walnuts or almonds and maybe a tsp of natural almond butter! Enjoy!
Low Carb Option: don't use honey, instead add some stevia or erythritol or another no-sugar sweetener of choice. Top with blackberries, strawberries or raspberries - blueberries have more carbs than these fruits. You can also add different types of nuts and some shredded coconut if you wish!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 5gSugar: 27gProtein: 18g
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