Sharing how to make the best yogurt bowls with four different topping variations. They’re protein-packed, easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Yogurt bowls are the perfect protein-packed, easy-to-make breakfast or snack. They come together in no time at all and taste amazing. Also, the flavor combos are endless! The 4 variations I’m sharing below are my go-to’s… berry, peanut butter and jelly, tropical and chunky monkey… they’re all delicious, but you do you when it comes to the toppings and mix-ins.
With all 4 variations I’m sharing each bite is filled with thick, creamy yogurt, fruit and a bit of crunch. Most importantly, these yogurt bowls will keep you full all morning! I’ve found the key to keeping myself from being ravenous between meals and mindlessly snacking is to make sure I have a breakfast with a combination of protein, carbs, healthy fats and fiber and this breakfast does the trick!
I recommend using plain Greek yogurt, either full fat, 2% or 0% for yogurt bowls. My favorite type to use is the Fage 5% plain Greek yogurt. It’s rich and creamy, packed with protein, loaded with probiotics (aka good bacteria) and has no added sweeteners or flavors, which is the perfect base for these bowls.
That said, feel free to use your favorite type of yogurt. I would just be mindful of flavored yogurts and fat-free yogurts as most of them have added sugars. For a vegan and dairy-free option I love the Culina coconut yogurt.
There isn’t really a wrong way to make a yogurt bowl. Just add your yogurt to a bowl, add your favorite toppings and enjoy! Here are 4 variations to try:
Berries, granola and honey – top Greek yogurt with fresh berries, granola and a drizzle of honey.
Tropical – top Greek yogurt with sliced banana, chopped mango and toasted coconut.
Chunky Monkey – top Greek yogurt with sliced banana, peanut or almond butter and your choice of chocolate chips or cocoa nibs.
Peanut Butter & Jelly – top Greek yogurt with peanut or almond butter and strawberry chia jam (or your favorite store-bought jam).
Yogurt bowls are as healthy as you make them. That said, if your bowl contains high-sugar yogurt and is loaded with unhealthy toppings then unfortunately it won’t be healthy. But if you follow the guidelines above and fill your bowl with high-protein, low-sugar yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and other nutritious toppings then you have a perfectly healthy, perfectly delicious meal.
Make it a bowl, of course! Add your fresh fruit, something crunchy like granola, nuts or seeds and a drizzle of nut butter, maple syrup or honey for a filling and satisfying yogurt bowl. I love whipping my yogurt bowl with peanut butter for some added protein like with this whipped yogurt bowl recipe.
I like eating them for breakfast, but you can eat yogurt bowls any time of the day! The protein, healthy fats and good carbs will fill you up and satisfy you no matter what time you eat one. Plus, with unlimited topping variations, you’ll never get bored!
The probiotics in yogurt supply your GI tract with healthy bacteria which leads to improved gut and immune health. Also, did I mention it’s protein-packed and calcium-rich? So, yes, go ahead and eat yogurt every day!
Yogurt contains nutrients like calcium, probiotics and protein which are great for a healthy body. Choosing a high-protein yogurt will also make you fuller longer, keeping you from being hungry between meals and mindlessly snacking throughout the day.
Yogurt bowls and parfaits are very similar. The main difference is that with yogurt bowls everything is added on top of the yogurt and with parfaits they usually have layers of different toppings in between the yogurt. If you’re interested I do have this clementine greek yogurt parfait and strawberry quinoa parfait.
Be sure to check out all of my healthy breakfast recipes on EBF!