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[RECIPE] Greek yoghurt and seed breakfast bowl

Seeds are nature’s small yet potent superfoods. They’re concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, plant protein, fibre and other beneficial compounds like antioxidant polyphenols, essential fats and enzymes.

The easiest way to include seeds in your daily diet is to simply use them as a topping. They are great for adding texture to various healthy meals, including breakfast bowls. Tty this quick, no-fuss breakfast packed with energy and nutrition to get you through the morning.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp gooseberries
  • 4 grapes, sliced in halves
  • 1 kiwi fruit, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch of Himalayan rock salt

Chia seeds offer a near complete source of protein with 19 amino acids, chia seeds are a popular source of plant protein. One teaspoon of chia seeds delivers 2.5 times more protein than kidney beans, three times more iron than that found in spinach.

Instructions

  1. Add yoghurt to a bowl.
  2. Top with remaining ingredients.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Pumpkin seeds contain numerous vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. These seeds are also a great fuel source for active individuals, providing 559 calories per 100g serving.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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