Strawberry Banana Breakfast Yogurt

— Amber Trejo M.S., beRevolutionarie Nutritionist

When oats and eggs aren’t your AM jam, this can fill that breakfast void. This yogurt bowl will provide you with fiber for a healthy gut, protein to support your muscles, carbohydrates to fuel your day, and lots of micronutrients for a healthy body! I really love adding the spice coconut granola from Bob’s Redmill to dress up this yogurt bowl. It is moderate in carbohydrates to help give me energy to start my day strong. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, fiber, folate, and potassium. It is a great fruit to nibble on to keep us hydrated during the summer months due to its high water content. Bananas are most notably known for being a good source of potassium but they are also a good source of fiber, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and antioxidants ( like catechins that are also found in green tea!). Bananas are actually helpful in neutralizing indigestion if you suffer from acid reflux and can help reduce muscle cramps!

Whether you choose non-fat greek yogurt or the dairy-free version like my go-to So Delicious Coconut Yogurt, you will be feeding your tummy some probiotics for a healthy gut. Organic nonfat Greek yogurt is naturally high in quality protein which is needed to build and maintain lean muscle mass.  It is very important to support or lean muscle mass for successful fat loss and for better health because lean muscle mass helps us utilize glucose more effectively and helps us burn more calories at rest while having anti-inflammatory effects to keep our immune system functioning. Enjoy this quick and easy nutrient-dense breakfast for a strong start to your day! 

What you need:

200g dairy-free yogurt or organic nonfat Greek yogurt

3 large strawberries sliced

½  banana sliced

20g coconut spice granola

1 scoop plant-based protein powder * if using dairy-free yogurt

What to do:

  • In a bowl, add the yogurt
  • If using dairy-free yogurt, mix in protein powder
  • Add the granola 
  • Add sliced strawberries and banana

Notes: 

  • To help keep this meal consistent in its protein composition and to make it more filling, I highly recommend adding in your favorite plant-based protein powder to mix in if you’re going the dairy-free route.