Happy Saturday, ya’ll! I hope you are having a good weekend. One thing that I struggle with when it comes to healthy eating is finding quick and easy breakfasts that don’t involve a drive-through or tons of unnecessary added sugar. I am not much of a morning person, so if it’s before 9am, I am likely not in the mood to be cooking a fancy breakfast. Today’s recipe can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and is easy, delicious, and nutritious! The perfect way to start my morning.
I used a variety of berries when I made this (red raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and bananas – did you know bananas are technically a berry, too?). But you could easily mix it up and prepare this using any fruit that you like!
A lot of people living with diabetes are afraid to eat fruit, or maybe you’ve been directly told not to. But fruit is a fantastic source of many important vitamins and minerals. And many berries are jam-packed with antioxidants, which help prevent inflammation and reduce your risk of cancer. I do encourage my clients to limit fruit to 1-2 servings per day, because it is true that fruit has a lot of natural sugar. Keep in mind that everyone’s body is different; your blood sugar may be affected more than someone else’s or more with one kind of fruit than another. Enjoy your fruit in appropriate portions and in the context of a balanced meal, like this one!
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- 1/2-3/4 cup of your favorite fruits (I used 1/2 cup of berries and 1/4 of a banana)
- 2/3 cup plain, low fat Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup low-sugar granola (I used Kind Vanilla Blueberry granola with only 4 grams of added sugar)
- Drizzle of pure maple syrup (about 1/2-1 tsp)
- Place the yogurt in a bowl, top with fruit and granola, and drizzle with maple syrup. And voila! You have a nutritious, balanced breakfast. It’s that simple!
Nutrition facts: 270 calories, 46 grams of carbs, 8 grams of fiber, 19 grams protein