Yogurt Bowl

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Learn how to build your own Yogurt Bowl! This post contains all my tips and tricks to making the perfect Yogurt Bowl with eight flavor variations. 

Overhead image of eight different yogurt bowls with spoons in them ready to be eaten.

Yogurt Bowls make a great breakfast or snack!

Step aside acai bowl–, Yogurt Bowls are the new breakfast in town! Okay, just kidding, I love and eat both on a regular basis 🙂
 
Plain yogurt is fine, but when you add just a few toppings, it goes from fine to wow! Today I’m sharing eight  different ways to top a yogurt bowl (my personal favorite ways), but I;m also including lots of ideas so you can make the yogurt bowl of your dreams. So, first things, first:

What can I put in Yogurt Bowls for breakfast?

I mean, the sky is the limit here, just about anything can go in Yogurt Bowl. 
  • Yogurt: Pick your favorite flavor and brand to start your bowl. I can’t recommend Greek God’s® Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt enough; it is the best Greek yogurt for these bowls. (Not sponsored).
  • Bite-sized pieces of fresh fruit: Bananas, pineapple, kiwis, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, mango, and more. Whatever fresh fruit you like will pair well with yogurt.
  • Small frozen fruit: I prefer fresh, but frozen berries are quite good in yogurt.
  • A handful (or two) of granola: Granola adds the perfect texture and crunch to top the bowl.
  • A handful (or two) of nuts: Roasted and chopped nuts are delicious with yogurt. Try sliced or slivered almonds, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, chopped pistachios, chopped cashews, or peanuts.
  • Chia seeds: These small unassuming seeds are packed with good nutrients, are rich in antioxidants, and provide fiber, iron, and calcium. They add a nice textural topping to the yogurt. More on chia seeds below.
  • Dried fruits: Raisins, dried cranberries, currants, dried cherries, and chopped dates are all great on top of yogurt.
  • Drizzle or dollop a spoonful of nut butter: Almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter drizzled over yogurt is delicious.
  • Coconut: Toasted unsweetened coconut adds a nice texture and flavor.

Can you put chia seeds in yogurt?

Chia seeds tend to swell with liquid and become less crunchy the longer they sit. I do think they make a nice (and healthy) addition to yogurt, but just add them right before eating!

How to make yogurt more filling

  • Use Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is more filling than plain yogurt because it’s packed with protein which will keep you fuller for longer.
  • Add fiber rich toppings. Fiber helps you to feel fuller. Granola, berries, chia seeds, and nuts are loaded with fiber.
  • Drink water. It might sound silly, but drinking water while eating your Yogurt Bowl can make you feel more full. Often our brains confuse thirst with hunger.
  • Here are some more ways to boost the nutrition of your yogurt and make it more filling.

Overhead image of berry-granola Yogurt Bowl with fresh berries and granola on top, with a spoon in it, ready to be eaten.

Below is my standard yogurt bowl recipe; keep scrolling for more information and seven  additional recipes!

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Yogurt Bowl

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Read how to build your own Yogurt Bowl! This post contains all my tips and tricks to making the perfect Yogurt Bowl with eight flavor variations. 
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Yogurt Bowl

5 from 1 vote
Read how to build your own Yogurt Bowl! This post contains all my tips and tricks to making the perfect Yogurt Bowl with eight flavor variations. 
Course Breakfast, lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword yogurt bowl
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 206kcal
Cost $2.25

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I use and recommend Greek God's brand)
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries of choice (such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
  • 2-3 tablespoons granola (homemade or store bought)
  • 1-2 tablespoons sliced almonds or similar nuts
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon chia seeds Note 1
  • Optional: drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Add yogurt to a bowl and smooth the top with a spoon. Add berries on top, then granola, then nuts, and finally chia seeds (See Note 1) if desired. Add a drizzle of sweetener on top if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: Chia seeds are very healthy, but they absorb liquid quickly. If you're going to add chia seeds to Yogurt Bowls, do so right before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.3g | Protein: 16.4g | Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6.4mg | Sodium: 48.7mg | Fiber: 3.6g | Sugar: 13.4g

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Now for the seven other yogurt bowl recipes:

Overhead image of the bowl with fresh kiwi, pineapple, and granola on top.

Tropical Yogurt Bowl

serves 1
Add the following to a bowl:
  • 3/4 cup coconut Greek yogurt I like Yoplait Whips® Yogurt Mousse Coconut Creme

Top each bowl with the following: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one Yogurt Bowl.)

  • Handful of almond granola, or a similar store bought/homemade granola
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapplechopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 fresh kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds (added right before serving)
  • 1-2 tablespoons toasted coconut
  • 1 teaspoon honey or pure maple syrup, optional

Overhead image of the peanut butter banana Yogurt Bowl.

Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Bowl

serves 1
Add the following to a bowl:
  • 3/4 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt I like Greek God’s® honey vanilla yogurt.

Top each bowl with the following: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one yogurt bowl.)

  • Handful of peanut butter granola, or a similar store bought/homemade granola.
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter drizzled over everything or spooned in the center.
  • 1/2 cup fresh bananathinly sliced.
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon honey or pure maple syrup, optional.

Overhead image of the chocolate-almond bowl with a spoon on it ready to be eaten.

CHOCOLATE ALMOND YOGURT BOWL

serves 1
ADD THE FOLLOWING TO A BOWL:
  • 3/4 cup coconut Greek yogurt I like Yoplait Whips Yogurt Mousse Coconut Creme

TOP EACH BOWL WITH THE FOLLOWING: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one yogurt bowl.)

  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon miniature chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons honey roasted sliced almonds I like Fresh Gourmet sliced almonds that are honey roasted
  • 1 teaspoon honey or pure maple syrup optional

Overhead image of the cookies and cream bowl with a spoon in it ready to be eaten

Cookies and cream Yogurt Bowl

serves 1
Add the following to a bowl:
  • 3/4 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt I like Greek God’s honey vanilla.

Top each bowl with the following: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one Yogurt Bowl.)

  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate.
  • 1 tablespoon miniature chocolate chips.
  • Handful of miniature Oreos® or crushed full-sized Oreos.

Overhead image of the double chocolate Yogurt Bowl with fresh granola on top ready to be eaten.

Double Chocolate Yogurt Bowl

Whisk the following in a bowl until well combined:
  • 1/2 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt I like Greek God’s honey vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa powder (regular cocoa powder doesn’t taste right; here’s the exact cocoa powder I use (and highly recommend; affiliate link). Hershey’s® makes a “Special Dark” Dutch process cocoa powder found at most grocery stores.
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Top each bowl with the following: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one yogurt bowl.)

  • Handful of chocolate granola, or a similar store bought/homemade granola.
  • 1-2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips.

Overhead image of the s'mores yogurt with crumbled graham cracker, mini marshmallows, and mini chocolate chips ready to be eaten.

S’mores Yogurt Bowl

serves 1
Add the following to a bowl:
  • 3/4 cup honey vanilla Greek yogurt I like Greek God’s honey vanilla.

Top each bowl with the following: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one yogurt bowl.)

  • 2 tablespoons dehydrated marshmallows.
  • 2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips.
  • 3 tablespoons crushed graham cracker crumbs about 1 crushed graham cracker.

Overhead image of this berry cheesecake Yogurt Bowl with fresh blackberries, crumbled graham crackers, and chopped white chocolate.

Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt Bowl

serves 1
Add the following to a bowl:
  • 3/4 cup strawberry yogurt I like Yoplait Whips Strawberry Mist Lowfat Yogurt Mousse

Top each bowl with the following: (Below are my recommendations; add your favorite toppings and add to your desired quantity. These topping suggestions are for one yogurt bowl.)

  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries or other mixed berries of choice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped white chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons crushed graham cracker crumbs about 1 crushed graham cracker
  • 1 teaspoon honey or pure maple syrup optional
 
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