I will probably never be able to become а vegan. Regardless of all the medical researches showing that dairy products might not be too good for the human’s body, I love yogurt, milk and different cheeses. I just can’t live without them. During my pregnancy I also started craving more meat… and now months after the birth of my son I still haven’t lost this appetite. No, veganism is not for me.
In fact when I was a child I hated most dairy products. The milk I preferred was the one contained in chocolate or ice cream. However since very little I always woke up starving and I demanded to eat breakfast immediately (my poor mother could never get some rest in the weekends when I was a child). My preferences for breakfast, of course, have changed with the time. In the last few years though, most of the mornings I eat variations of yogurt oatmeal. Or just plain yogurt with chopped banana inside: wonderful!
I have to admit that I always loved oatmeal, even in the times when I hated yogurt. I am happy that I do because everyone knows that oats are healthy. They also contain lots of fibre which makes you feel full. An oatmeal breakfast won’t allow the hunger to hit hardly long before lunchtime.
In addition yogurt is probably one of the healthiest dairy products as it contains natural probiotics. For this recipe it is important to be used a plain yogurt because the flavoured and sweetened kinds that you find in the supermarket usually contain not just good ingredients.
The recipe is for one portion. It can be made in different variations according to the season and the personal preferences for fruit. In the pictures it is made with fresh apricots. In the winter I like my breakfast with dry plums and dates, in late summer it is fantastic with raspberries… You can even substitute the honey for jam but then it won’t be that healthy I guess.
200 g plain yogurt
2 tbs dry muesli mix (you can make it yourself by mixing 1 tbs rolled oats with 1 tbs nuts and seeds by choice)
1 teaspoon raw honey
1 banana, chopped in small pieces
100 g fresh or dry fruit by choice, chopped in small pieces
Pour the yogurt in a big jar (500 -700 ml). Add the muesli and the honey and mix well. Close the jar and leave it in the fridge overnight.
In the morning add the pieces of banana and other fruit and mix. Serve immediately.
This is it: incredibly simple, tasty and nutritious breakfast!