Easy Real Food Breakfast – Yogurt, Fruit and Nut Bowl

Yogurt bowl 1 with textOn busy days, we all need a breakfast that’s quick, easy, delicious, and loaded with ingredients that energize and nourish our bodies. We want one that uses “normal” ingredients – things we’re likely to have on hand – and that takes almost no time to prepare.  And we’d like one that offers options and flexibility.

If that’s the kind of breakfast that appeals to you, here’s one to add to your morning rotation – Yogurt, Fruit and Nut Bowl.  It’s full of everything you need; the dairy, fruit and nuts provide protein, healthy carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals and a little bit of fat. It tastes delicious, and you can whip one up in about two minutes.  You can use any kind of fruit and any kind of nut – my current favorite is frozen raspberries and sliced almonds.  And if you’re not much of a breakfast person (or even if you are), you can eat one of these yummy bowls for lunch instead.

What are your favorite ideas for easy and delicious real food breakfasts?  Please share them in the Comments.  And if you try this recipe, I’d love to know what you think about it.  (Are you following CalmHealthySexy by email?  If not, please enter your email address under Subscribe, on the right-hand side of the page.  You’ll receive an email when I publish a new post, 2 or 3 times a week.)  Thanks.  Gaye

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Yogurt, Fruit and Nut Bowl


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (1% or 2% fat and organic, if possible)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit
  • 1/8 - 1/4 cup sliced or chopped nuts
  • Small amount of natural sweetener (1 -3 tsps. of honey, maple syrup, organic cane sugar, etc.)


Yougurt bowl 2
(The measurements for this recipe are very flexible; use more or less of anything, according to your taste and diet preferences.)

Place yogurt in a bowl. Add natural sweetener, just enough to make the yogurt sweet enough for you. Top with fruit and nuts. You can either mix them in before eating or not, as you prefer.

If you're using frozen fruit, take it out of the freezer when you get up in the morning. Or, if you're like me and sometimes take breakfast with you and eat it at work, make your bowl with frozen fruit; it will be thawed by the time you're ready to eat it.


    • GC says

      Hi Melinda – I know some people think that nuts are hard to digest, so I guess you’ll have to see if that is an issue for them. (And, of course, the possibility of choking on nuts is an issue for young children.) I hope you like the combination – it’s one of my favorites.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  1. says

    Start your day with healthy yogurt to keep you going through the day.Coming from Weekend re-Treat Link Party ! Come-by and visit my blog!

    • GC says

      Hi Celeste – It hits the spot for me too! And I think the protein in the yogurt keeps me from getting hungry.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. says

    I love eating yogurt with fruit and nuts, but sometimes my tummy doesn’t agree with dairy products. Otherwise, I like to eat small nori wrapped rice balls with some pickled veggies.

    • GC says

      Hi Carrie – Oh, I hate that your kids have those allergies! That makes things hard.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

    • GC says

      Thanks Barb – I wasn’t entirely certain that it fit, although a quick, healthy breakfast does seem like an essential to me!


  3. says

    If I have time, I’ll bake 3 eggs with some cream and pecorino romano. If I’m short on time, my back up breakfast is old fashioned oats. I like to top the cooked oats with sliced banana or dried cranberries.


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