Friday, September 17, 2010

Greek Yogurt with Honey, Almonds, and Banana

Greek yogurt has long been my favorite over the regular yogurt that you find in stores. I prefer the thickness and the tang of greek yogurt. It also is more filling and doesn't leave me feeling still hungry like a thinner yogurt inevitably does. And as it has become more popular, it is so easy to find in most grocery stores now.

Since starting Weight Watchers a few months ago, I am always looking for easy breakfasts to take to work that are also low in points and taste great. Frequently I make a quick strawberry smoothie with milk and greek yogurt that is delicious. I serve it with a tasty muffin (like the Oatmeal Breakfast Bread muffins) and some fruit and I am satisfied until lunch time. Sometimes when a smoothie gets a little old and I need a change, I like to make greek yogurt with honey, almonds, and banana.

Traditionally, it may be served with just honey and walnuts but I rarely have walnuts around and almost always have sliced almonds in the freezer. I like to through in some chopped banana because it goes with the greek yogurt wonderfully. It adds a nice sweetness that tones down the tang of the greek yogurt (but not too much!) along with the honey. And I just love bananas. Plus it helps me towards getting all of the servings of fruit and veggies I need everyday! I love adding the almonds because they add a satisfying crunch to the yogurt which also helps in filling me up and keeping me that way for a while.

What is really great about this 'recipe' is you can essentially customize it any way you like with whatever you love to eat. Pecans would be delicious as well and they are another nut I usually have in the freezer. Sliced strawberries or peaches would be amazing with the honey and greek yogurt. Endless possibilities of yum!

Greek Yogurt breakfast

Not the prettiest thing ever but it's pretty tasty!

Greek Yogurt with Honey, Almonds, and Banana

1/2 cup greek yogurt (I prefer Fage 0%)
1 T honey
1 T sliced almonds
1 small banana, diced

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

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Beth said...

This looks really great. There have been so many great peach recipes this summer, but I'm sure I'd love this with peaches too! The bananas also look great.

Candy Girl said...

Looks fantastic! I'm completely obsessed with greek yogurt topped with honey and almonds - mmmmm.

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