Breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day. I would have breakfast for lunch and dinner if the hubby would let us. He’s not a pancakes for supper kind of guy. What a party pooper, right? I just think that breakfast food is so fun to make (and eat). I’d take a big bowl of oatmeal with berries and honey over a ham sandwich. My favorite thing to add to any breakfast dish is granola. It’s crunchy and full of good stuff for you. Granola is an easy snack as well. I bring a baggie with me when out in case I have the munchies. Putting granola on yogurt is my way to eat yogurt. I simply cannot just eat plain yogurt. I just can’t. Can you? I have to get my fruit and some honey in as well, so put it all together and you have a perfect start to your day! Benefits of granola:
- Almonds provide a fantastic intake of protein, omega-3 and vitamin E.
- Pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds enhance the benefits and also boosting your intake of phosphorus, magnesium and manganese
- The whole grain oats are great source of fiber and helps keep you full all morning (I can tell you it’s true!).
Benefits of blueberries:
- Blueberries are very rich in antioxidants like Anthocyanin, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper, selenium, and zinc.
- Neutralizes free radicals which can affect disease and aging in the body.
- Aid in reducing belly fat.
Benefits of (Greek) yogurt:
- Good for you bacteria.
- Great source of potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, zinc, and vitamin B5 and B12.
- High protein content.
- Great source of calcium.
I try to make my own granola when I can, but if I’ve been too busy and haven’t been able to make a batch, I just pick up a bag of Barb’s Garden & Pantry Granola made locally and sold at our local grocery store. Since I love to support local small businesses! Make your own Blueberry Granola Crunch Yogurt (adapted from Deliciously Ella’s book)
- 2 and a ½ cups of oats
- ½ cup of almonds
- ½ cup of flax seeds
- 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup of sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 1 cup of vanilla flavored greek yogurt
- honey to taste
- ½ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Place the almonds in a food processor and pulse for about 30 seconds to partially crush. Then add them to a large mixing bowl with all the other dry ingredients stir together.
- Next, melt the coconut oil with the honey. Once add to dry bowl and mix well. Place the mixture into a baking tray and bake for about 30-40 minutes at 350, until crunchy. During this time you’ll need to stir the mixture so the top doesn’t burn.
- Once the granola is cooked perfectly remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool then store the granola in an air-tight container.
- For yogurt dish:
- Scoop on cup of yogurt into dish. Place desired amount of granola on top of yogurt. Top with blueberries and add honey for sweetness.