I love this breakfast! It reminds me of fruit trifle or knickerbocker glory, but is much better for you! Very decadent & full of vitamins. Finished off with a dusting of ground flaxseed makes this a fab breakfast to supercharge your day.
I gave up eating fruit-flavoured yoghurt years ago after being horrified at the sugar content (up to 14% sugar! EEKS!). I now opt for super fruit powder mixed in with natural & greek yoghurt, especially Baobab powder made from the ground pulp of ‘the tree of life’, a tree native to Africa.
Ground baobab has a delicious tangy citrus flavour, is packed with vitamin C, fibre & anti-oxidants, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc & vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, B7; nutrients to give you an energy boost, support the immune system & reduce fatigue.
Adding the baobab & protein powder makes the yoghurt incredibly creamy & luxurious. If you chill the yoghurt mix before eating, it’s like eating ice-cream. Mmmmm!
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Preparation: 10 mins
Fresh fruit to fill two large glasses: I love adding raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, mango, apple, lychees, pear & grapes, banana in mine; whatever is in season.
1.5 cup of plain yoghurt with bio-cultures. Coconut yoghurt, Greek yoghurt & Skyr yoghurt all work well .
2.5 tbsp protein powder . I use the soya derived variety.
3-4 tbsp rolled oats (gluten-free if required)
3-4 tbsp baobab super fruit powder, to taste.
Handful of dried fruit, sliced up if large. I like adding goldenberries, sliced apricot, cranberries, cherries.
Handful of seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, chia.
1 tbsp ground flaxseed to decorate
Slice up fruit.
Layer with alternating layers of fruit, yogurt mix, seeds, nuts & oats.
Top with a dusting of ground flaxseed & seeds.
You can use whatever fruit you have…(lychees, strawberry oat cup below).
Variations: I like mixing up flavours & textures using fried fruit as well as fresh fruit. eg. dried apricots, cranberries, raisins, sultanas & golden berries.
Goldenberries are a recent dried fruit discovery for me (also known as Inca Berries, Cape Gooseberries, & Peruvian Ground Cherries). I am now addicted to them (they along with dates are my favourite dried fruit).
These are the Tangfastics of the dried fruit world! They have no added sugar, are deliciously tart & chewy. They are packed with anti-oxidants, high in fibre & iron, so fantastic for the immune system & to reduce tiredness & fatigue. I take these when my work colleagues around me have the sniffles to ward off bugs like cold & flu (so far so good!). Kids love these too! (Don’t tell Haribou!).
Other super fruit powders to try (which also as delicious!). Links provided for ease of sourcing & these are the best tasting & value brands I could find.
Acai berry powder
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