Fact: Vegetables are important and nutritious and all that.
Fact: I would much rather have a gooey, sweet cinnamon roll for breakfast than a healthy plate of vegetables.
This is my compromise.
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This yogurt bowl has been my go-to lately when I’m craving something sweet for breakfast and don’t want to take the time to bake. The secret ingredient: beet powder.
Vegetable powders are so easy to add to meals. A sprinkle here, a spoonful there. Two teaspoons of beet powder is equal to approximately one serving of beets. The powder is packed with similar nutrition as the fresh stuff, but I don’t have to suffer through a bowl of roasted beets. No offense to you beet lovers, but I haven’t yet acquired a desire for their flavor and texture. Beets are particularly beneficial for the liver and gall bladder, and they were recommended to me a few years ago because of heartburn and digestive discomfort. With all of the other changes I made, I can’t say if the beet powder helped those particular problems, but they didn’t hurt. Beets are also high in folate, manganese, and potassium, among other nutrients.
Berry Pink Yogurt Bowl
1/2 cup plain yogurt (regular or Greek)
1/3 cup or more of berries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1/2 to 1 tsp almond or vanilla extract (I prefer 1 tsp almond, but that can be a strong flavor for some people.)
1 to 2 tbsp add-ins (I like hemp seeds and unsweetened shredded coconut.)
1 tsp honey (more or less to taste)
1/2 to 1 tsp beet powder — I use Frontier Organic Beet Powder from Vitacost. (If you have a sensitive palate and don’t like beets, start with 1/2 tsp.)
Stir together the yogurt, vanilla or almond extract, honey, and beet powder. Top with berries and add-ins.
Sit in a peaceful spot and enjoy!
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What are your favorite add-ins or flavorings for yogurt?
This post is linked to the Healthy Living Party at A Bountiful Love.