I’m really appreciating breakfast time. I’ve developed the habit of eating breakfast every morning after learning how skipping breakfast regularly will contribute to the development of diabetes. I don’t want any of that, so….. breakfast it is!
I thought, “let’s make a simple breakfast with three main ingredients,” Nectarines, Yogurt and Granola or toasted oatmeal if you don’t have granola. I call this recipe, Nectarine Yogurt Crunch. It’s easy to make and taste oh so delicious! If you’ve come to learn my style, I’m sure you know, I’m all for what’s quick, simple and easy.
So why choose nectarines for breakfast? Well, it’s great for the heart, a great source of antioxidants, it helps produce collagen which helps hold tissue together, it aids in digestion, perfect food for people who want to lose weight, full of vitamin A which is needed for strong bone development and it improves blood pressure. Those are the 8 amazing health benefits of having nectarines in the morning.
Yogurt, what a treat
You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of yogurt like probiotics, “the friendly bacteria”, that is naturally present in the digestive system and the calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. All these benefits contribute to a boosted immune system and an overall healthy body. A nice morning addition.
Layer it in, granola
The granola layered in the mix is all about the clean sweep; the fiber. It not only adds in a wonderful crunch and texture to this simple breakfast, it also helps sweep the colon moving food through your digestive tract more quickly for healthy elimination.
Let’s Make It
Now that you’ve learned a little bit of the benefits of this breakfast combination, let’s whip up the crunchy oatmeal, spicy yogurt and lightly poached fruit to make an attractive yet healthy morning dish!
Did she say, “spicy yogurt?” Yea, check out the recipe! 🙂
- 4 nectarines, pitted and sliced
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- ⅔ cup granola or toasted oatmeal
- ½-1 tsp ground ginger
- 1¼ cups low-fat plain yogurt
- Dash of real salt
- Place nectarines in a pan with ⅔ cup water and 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup.
- Cook for 5 minutes until softened and drain.
- Mix the granola or oatmeal and remaining maple syrup in a bowl
- Stir the ginger and dash of salt into the yogurt.
- Alternately layer the fruit, granola mixture, yogurt, fruit, granola mixture, yogurt into serving glasses.
- Chill and serve!
Get creative! What variations will you be trying with this recipe?