Are you looking for a healthy easy breakfast ? Have you heard of Magical Breakfast Cream?
It’s a great healthy easy breakfast made from plain healthy yogurt with a few more nutritious delicious ingredients mixed in. And though it contains no cream, it is wonderfully creamy and satisfying.
It’s the first recipe in The French Women Don’t Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano, and it’s a keeper. (I haven’t made anything else from the cookbook yet, but feel like this easy healthy breakfast discovery was worth the price of the book.)
Why is this healthy easy breakfast called magical yogurt cream?
There’s a great story in the cookbook about how Mireille’s favorite aunt ate it each summer for breakfast as a way to lose weight. She suggests that by eating this delicious healthy yogurt cream for breakfast with a modest lunch and dinner and cutting out two of your indulgences/offenders (such as bread and wine) for a week or two, you can actually lose a few pounds and feel great.
I ate this healthy yogurt cream frequently last summer and did shed a few pounds, but somehow managed to forget about it until last week, when I decided to bring it back again this summer.
This is my adaptation of her recipe, which called for flaxseed oil and ground cereal (such as shredded wheat) and honey. I don’t keep flaxseed oil in the house but always have ground flaxseed meal in the freezer for baking so I used it instead. And I much prefer maple syrup to honey so I made the substitution.
It really is the kind of recipe that is meant to be adjusted to suit your tastes. Use grapefruit juice or orange juice instead of lemon juice. Choose whatever kinds of nuts you like. Add fruit.
I finely grind a week’s worth of nuts and keep them in a jar in the refrigerator so I can stir this breakfast together in less than 5 minutes.
I like to top the cream with whatever fruit is in season – bananas and berries are favorites. (This week it’s sliced strawberries.) During the winter a combination of diced dried fruit works well.
You won’t believe how delicious and satisfying this healthy easy breakfast is until you try it.
- ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
- 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey or 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon finely ground walnuts or almonds
- 2 tablespoons finely ground sugar free cereal (shredded wheat, oats)
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir really really well until you get a creamy homogeneous mixture.
More Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Easy Healthy Breakfast Parfaits – yogurt, fruit and cereal layered together for a quick healthy summer breakfast
Easy Healthy Breakfast Summer Muesli – mix together and let sit in the refrigerator overnight
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie – a basic healthy smoothie recipe that can be modified lots of ways
Healthy Muffin Recipes – a great collection of my favorite recipes for healthy muffins