"Power Bar" Yogurt

This healthy yogurt dish is a wonderful breakfast, or a nice compliment to a lite lunch.  The first time I made it was for breakfast, and I was amazed at how satisfying it was.  I really didn’t become hungry again until late in the afternoon.  You can use granola,  OR I also like to use Kashi Go-lean Crunch Cereal instead of Granola.  You can  use fresh strawberries, blueberries, peaches or really any fruit you like.  Keep in mind that when you are making something like this, the recipe is really just a guideline.  You can add or take away as much or as little as you want. You also don’t even have to add Peach Nectar in; you can keep it the consistency of thick greek style yogurt and just add  honey, fruit, granola, and almonds.

3/4 cup of granola or Kashi Go-Lean Crunch Cereal

1 (32 oz) tub of plain lite yogurt

3/4 cup of toasted sliced almonds ( I coat a small non-stick skillet with 1 tbsp of butter, then evenly distribute almond slices in the skillet and cook on medium heat until nuts are slightly brown)

3 handfuls of fresh berries (I like to use blueberries or strawberries, but whatever kind of fruit or berry you have on hand would be good too)

1/4 cup of honey (I use raw local honey)

3/4 a can of peach nectar (found in your grocery store on the international food aisle)

*Note:  This would also be wonderful with any kind of dried fruit in it!  Try it with raisins, prunes, cranberries, cherries or apricots!!

Put a fine mesh strainer in a medium sized bowl and line strainer with a paper towel.  Put the yogurt in the strainer.  Place in your refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.  Discard the excess water from the bottom of the bowl and put thick, strained yogurt mixture in another bowl for preparation.  Stir peach nectar into yogurt until it’s fully mixed.  Then add honey and berries, and dried fruit (optional).  Before serving, top with granola, toasted almonds and more fresh fruit (optional).  This makes 4 large breakfast bowl servings or 8 side servings.   Prepare to be satisfied and energized!!  This will stay good in your fridge for up to 3 days.

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2 Responses to "Power Bar" Yogurt

  1. Kristen says:

    Sounds amazing! Would love to try it with non-fat Greek yogurt, too!

  2. Kristen, that’s pretty much what you get once you have drained the water out of it! It’s really good with plain old honey just like that as well!

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