Fresh Fruits With Yogurt For Breakfast August 31 2013
It's been so hot these past few days. The room was pretty warm by 8am this morning so I felt like having something lighter, fresh, but also filling to keep me going for the day.
I love having raw yogurt. It is not only filling, but the probiotics (good bacteria) can help strengthen my immune system. I always get the plain, unsweetened kind since I like the flexibility of changing things up! I can always add some honey on the days I want it a little sweeter and some other days plain. I generally stay away from sugar added yogurts because sugar breeds bacteria! Honey, on the other hand, has antioxidant properties but can satisfy my sweet tooth. Yogurt is also helpful to those with urinary tract infection (UTI) since the probiotics can help you fight and flush that bad stuff out, but make sure to get the unsweetened kind. If dairy isn't in your diet, there are so many other options now a days...you can try coconut yogurt, it's really yummy!
Since it's Summer, my jambu tree is fruiting again! It's always so exciting to see different fruits come in different times of the year. Jambu is an exotic fruit that is very slightly sweetened, and crunchy. Thus, I picked a few and paired it with some fruits I had around the kitchen.
Oh beautiful pomegranates ~ You are such beautiful bright, saturated red jewel for the summer. It's high in antioxidants and the seeds are very good for you, particularly for women. So don't spit the seed out when you eat them, chew it and swallow! I wish I had known that the seeds are edible sooner. I grew up with my family telling me not to eat the seeds. Hah.
The dark brown flakes sprinkled on top are chocolate nibs! What is a chocolate nib? Chocolate or cocoa nibs are cocoa beans that's roasted and separated from their husks. What's left in the nib is a crunchy, chocolaty flavor. They are also a good source of magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, and zinc without the sugar.
Now that I've mentioned all the goodies in these ingredients, it's time to share my recipe.
Raw organic yogurt (coconut yogurt can be an option for dairy-free diet)
Sprinkles of pomegrante
Sprinkles of chocolate nibs
Cut all your fruits to bite size. You can use any fruits you have around. The ingredients above is only to tell you what is in my bowl. Scoop some yogurt in a bowl then add the cut fruits. Sprinkle chocolate nibs and drizzle honey on top. Oh so delicious and refreshing. What a breakfast that's also high in fiber. This bowl sure kept me full for hours.