Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast (Lewis Carroll)
Today let’s talk about the most important meal of the day. I can’t ever leave the house without having breakfast or I think I would be cranky and tired for the rest of the day. Doesn’t mean that I eat a huge amount of food but I’m incapable of going anywhere with an empty stomach. Breakfast could be just a yogurt and a banana and/or a handful of nuts. Or banana and cheese. Have you tried banana with cheese? It’s a great combination both of taste and nutrients. Or could be only the yogurt or just an apple.
Okay, somehow there is basically always some yogurt in this equation. I feel like yogurt must be the star of my mornings. Lately, this means no other than plain Greek yogurt. And I only like one brand, the most creamy, velvety, thick, packed with powerful protein and free of any sweeteners, thickeners or preservatives. You know what I’m talking about, the authentic yogurt made in Greece and worldwide distributed.
Nevertheless, this post isn’t about yogurt, as you may have guessed by the pictures. This post could be about my old habit of drinking warm honey lemon before ingesting anything else. I drink that since longtime ago. Every single morning. But it’s not about that too.
Anyway, today’s breakfast is a nutritious oatmeal. With honey, cinnamon, a handful of nuts and dried fruit and maybe a scoop or two of yogurt. Yes, the yogurt is here again.
This is a very balanced way to start the day and this breakfast assure you a filling and energy boosting meal with pure great taste and all natural ingredients. Take my advice and make this wholesomeness tomorrow morning. Okay? Alright, then we talk about it later.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats
1 tsp honey, plus more to drizzle on top
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp pecans, coarsely chopped
2 dried apricots, chopped
1 tbsp dried cranberries
2 tbsp Greek yogurt (optional)
In the stove top, bring water to a boil. Add oats and reduce to medium-heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and remove from heat, allowing more 2 minutes. Add honey, cinnamon and the chopped nuts and fruit, mixing well together. Serve with a scoop or two of Greek yogurt and drizzle some honey on top.