Breakfast is truly your most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast lowers your metabolic rate and sets you up for a day of food failure. Start your morning off right with a simple, easy and fast breakfast. You can prepare the Greek Yogurt Parfait the night before or take 5 minutes to put it together in the morning. Then depending on how well you drive with your knee, you can even eat it in the car!
Greek Yogurt is high in protein compared to regular yogurt with a little more than double. Depending on your macronutrient requirements, just plain non-fat Greek Yogurt might have enough protein for your breakfast. However, if you need to have more, you can add 1/2 – 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder. It has the double benefit of adding protein and sweetening up the plain Greek Yogurt. Stir your yogurt vigorously with the powder until the mixture is smooth.
The Greek Yogurt Parfait is more an act of assembly than cooking. Again, depending on your macro allotment you can top with various carbohydrates. Pictured here is 1/4 cup of toasted whole oats, 1/4 cup crushed walnuts, 2 TBSP dried cranberries, and 1/3 cup of fresh mixed berries. If you have a granola you enjoy that would be a great topping too. Be careful to read cereal labels, especially granola, as it often has very high carbohydrates for a very small serving size.
There are so many healthy breakfast options to ensure you start your metabolism on the right path everyday! Try our other healthy recipes here.
*The exact portions will vary per person. Contact us for more details on your portions and macronutrient breakdown per meal/per day! There is no need to guess at how you should eat – let us help you eat right for your body type and goals!