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Breakfast – Icelandic style

Skyr yogurt and red fruit

 

my simple weight loss breakfast of Skyr yogurt and red berries

My go-to breakfast: Skyr yogurt and red berries. Sprinke granola or seeds on top for added crunch.

 

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.

Ingredients:

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!

naturally low fat Skyr yogurt

Delicious Icelandic yogurt

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