Good Wholesome Morning

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.

Pecan-Cranberry-Apricot Oatmeal

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Serves 1

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.


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30 Responses to Good Wholesome Morning

  1. Wonderful way to start the day – fills you up for sure.

  2. I want to come to your house for breakfast. Looks yummy!

  3. I love all the additions to oatmeal in this recipe. That is one my fav ways to start my day. YUM!

  4. Tes says:

    What a healthy and delicious meal to start the day! I will definitely try this soon :)

  5. Who wouldn’t want this for their morning meal. It’s colorful and hearty!

  6. Sandra says:

    Light, easy and delicious..awesome photos!!!

  7. Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast food! I love that your greek yogurt looks like scoops of ice cream on top :) YUM!

  8. A wholesome breakfast indeed! I love it, such great ingredients and a fantastic way to start my morning. Also agree with you about not being able to get my day started without eating something. Yogurt is the best choice and number one choice in our house too. I’ll have to give the banana cheese combo a taste, sounds really good.

  9. I wish I had your breakfast instead of my Special K cereal! That looks delicious!

    • I have nothing against Special K. Sometimes I used to eat that when I lived in Portugal, but here in US is a little forbidden for me, since they added the HFCS. Hope you try oatmeal one of these days. Thank you for your comment.

  10. Kori says:

    Yes, oatmeal is so wholesome and delicious :) I eat it almost every morning and love how I can add so many different toppings, so I never get tired of it. Yours looks delightful! Yum!

  11. fooddreamer says:

    Oatmeal. Love oatmeal. It’s one of the things I miss most as a diabetic. I don’t care about junk food or fast food, I was never into either. But fruit and oatmeal? Sad, so sad! Your breakfast looks delicious and I am living vicariously through you!

    • Humm, are you sure you cannot have oatmeal? I think the the American Diabetes Association already recommends that people with diabetes eat grains like oats. The soluble fiber in these foods help to control blood glucose levels. It has a lower level of glycemic index. In other words, it takes longer to turn into sugar and get absorbed in our blood stream. It prevents increase in our blood sugar levels, besides helping to reduce the risk of diabetes type 2. But of course, I’m not entitled or anything to talk about it as an expert.
      Anyway, I’m glad you liked my post!

  12. Good Morning, literally! This recipe was a pleasure to read! The simplicity of the yogurt is such a compliment to the oatmeal. Its looks to good to eat! Well done.

  13. Such beautiful photography. This breakfast looks great – and I have finally been able to get my head around oatmeal. In Australia, we call oatmeal ‘porridge’. I love a good start off porridge topped with baked apple and cinnamon.


  14. doggybloggy says:

    great way to start the day – sure beats my iced coffee thats for sure….

  15. I wish I have more time in the mornings for a proper breakfast. Looks lovely!

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