Icelandic red fruit breakfast
This is one of my favourite breakfasts at the moment. It’s great to kick-start the day, especially when I’m watching my weight. Although it is very low in fat and high in nutritious fruit, it feels like a luxury, not a diet meal.
200 g Skyr yogurt (2 Smart Points)
Handful of frozen red fruit – cherries, blueberries (0 Smart Points)
1 teaspoon Splenda (0 Smart Points)
20 g Lizzie’s low sugar granola (3 Smart Points)
To make this breakfast, I bung a handful of the frozen fruit into a bowl in the microwave with a teaspoon of Splenda sprinkled on, to take the edge of the sharpness of the fruit. I really like cherries and blueberries best. Defrost/cook them on High for around 2 minutes so the juices are running and the fruit is nicely warmed up.
Scoop 200g Skyr yogurt on to the fruit – or layer it with the fruit in a tall glass if you want to make this breakfast really visually pleasing, like I did in the picture above.
I finish off by sprinkling around 20g of low-sugar granola on the top of the yogurt and fruit for a bit of crunch. This is the most calorific part of the breakfast so if you’re feeling good, you could replace it with some seeds or toasted oats instead.
Having tried a couple of brands, I highly recommend the Skyr yogurt that comes in a small bucket from Costco. It is so creamy and smooth. It’s hard to believe it’s low fat. Costco also do big bags of frozen fruit and low-sugar granola too. If you don’t have a branch near you, I know Asda also has a brand of Skyr yogurt (it has a slightly different texture) and all the other ingredients you’ll need.
The whole breakfast comes to 5 Smart Points if you’re following the Weight Watchers plan like me – which is pretty good when you consider that 2 Weetabix and 1/4 pint skimmed milk come in at 6 smart Points – and 2 medium slices of toast with low fat butter would also cost you 6.
If you try it, let me know how much you enjoy my Icelandic- inspired breakfast!