I must admit to being fairly lazy. I like quick and fast and ultra easy.
This is one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks. It is low carbohydrate and adds a nice bit of fiber to the day’s fiber count. It helps keep my blood sugar even and did I mention that it is healthy?
In a nutshell … it is plain yogurt and low-carb fruits. I alternate the fruit depending on what’s in season. Two of my favorites are a mix of berries, or an apple. I buy packages of frozen mixed berries at Costco.
Depending on whether I am having a snack or breakfast, I start with 1/2 to 1 cup PLAIN yogurt.
To that I add about 4 – 8 drops of Stevia Liquid Concentrate. The amount used depends on the tartness of the yogurt. I make my own yogurt, which is very mild … so I usually just use 4 drops. You can also use Splenda (1/2 to 1 packet) OR you can use a teaspoon of Swerve.
Next, I mix in one to two teaspoons chia seeds (or ground flax seed) Both of these add fiber and loads of healthy nutrients.
Mix the sweetener and chia seeds thoroughly into the yogurt.
Prep and clean your fruit of choice.
Berries are the best low-carb choice … strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries or any mixed berry combinations are perfect. Use 1/3 cup if you are using 1/2 cup yogurt or 2/3 cup if you are using a full cup yogurt.
I also love apples, though the carb value is a bit higher. Stick to SMALL apples.
Kiwis, cantaloupe and honeydew melons are also great low-carb choices.
For the apple: I peel and core the apple and then cut it up into chunks and mix them into the sweetened yogurt.
For the berries: If fresh, I rinse them and shake off the excess water. If I am using frozen berries, I just dump a cup into a bowl … and let them thaw for 5 to 10 minutes. If I am in a big hurry, I just continue with the frozen fruit, straight out of the freezer. Add the berries to the sweetened yogurt and stir until all the fruit is coated.
If you’d like, sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on the top … and you are done.
Your total prep time? 1 to 3 minutes.
Top low-carb fruits for a healthy breakfast or snack
- honeydew melons