mix up your yogurt.

I know a lot of women out there are fond of having yogurt for breakfast. I’m sure part of it is because it’s a quick and tasty breakfast but it also has become popular from companies touting a lot of health benefits. Some of these are:  helps put “good bacteria” in your gut to help with digestion,  plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods like calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium, and magnesium.

These are all great things but beware of the type of yogurt (organic is best) you are buying and what else is in it. Look at the label for sugars orfigs evaporated cane juice in the ingredient list— you really don’t need sugar added into your yogurt. If there is fruit— is it organic? Is it the gooey fruit that is mostly made with sugars? Calcium is good to have but you need fat in order to help absorb that calcium— so you should actually avoid those fat free versions.

There are healthier alternatives if you want to mix up that yogurt. Here are some tips:

  • buy organic, full fat greek yogurt
  • if it comes with fruit—check to see if its organic (those chemicals make a difference in your health)
  • try mixing in some nuts/seeds as opposed to sugary granola that they often come with

For the mixture to the right I quickly (less than 5 min) sauteed sliced up figs in honey and added them to my organic plain yogurt with almonds and pumpkin seeds. That’s it. Delicious.