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Cranky Cooking: Breakfast Yogurt with Berries & Granola

Posted by: Maggie

This is perfect for a warm summer morning. I started eating this sometime last summer I think when my friend Kristy suggested it in a comment to a post where I mentioned that I’m not a fan of breakfast foods, but know that I need to eat breakfast to stay healthy and lose weight. This recipe is super delicious and super healthy.

It’s just Greek Yogurt topped with Berries and Granola. I start with a low fat plain greek yogurt, it’s pretty low in sugar and very high in protein. Perfect for a healthy breakfast. Then I top it with mixed berries. Here’s the crucial step though. You need to use frozen mixed berries and defrost them in the microwave at half power. This warms them just a little and creates all this delicious berry juice that turns your plain yogurt into berry yogurt. So good! Then for some crunch and a little fiber top it with just a little granola. I like Trader Joe’s Low Fat Granola Cereal with Almond.

Try it! You won’t be sorry!

Cranky Cooking: Breakfast Smoothies

Posted by: Maggie

I tend to eat the same breakfast everyday for months until I get bored with it. For the last couple of months I’ve been making myself and Josh a breakfast smoothie every morning. It’s tasty, healthy, and filling.

Here’s my recipe (single serving):

3/4 cup of plain unsweetened soy milk (you can substitute regular low-fat milk, almond, or coconut)
3/4 cup of frozen mixed berries (or any other frozen fruit you like)
1/2 a banana (to thicken and sweeten)
1 tbsp flax seed (for fiber and antioxidents)
1 tbsp peanut butter (for protein)
1 tbsp honey (to sweeten)

Just throw them all in a blender together and blend! That’s it! Super easy, healthy, and delicious!

We’ve been doing some amazing afterschool summertime treat smoothies over here. So I’ll be sure to share those with you soon!

Feel free to comment below with your favorite breakfast or smoothie recipe!