You can have an easy and fruit-filled yogurt bowl in less than 15 minutes that will impress your friends and family! What a special treat for yourself, or since you have two cantaloupe halves, maybe share with someone special?
Having breakfast yogurt and granola in a fun cantaloupe bowl and mixed with our favorite fruits is something we love to eat. It's so delicious, why not try a yogurt bowl for dinner?
This simple and healthy recipe is based on the delicious acai yogurt bowl recipes Madi and I tried when she was living down in Santa Barbara. It's something we both miss and love to try to make our own yogurt bowls and smoothie bowls at home.
Here are all of the ingredients you'll need!
1 cup mixed fruit; I selected blueberries from my garden, strawberries, and mango. This was a heavenly combination, but you can definitely choose whatever your favorite fruits are! Other good choices would be banana, pineapple, or raspberries.
Start with a ripe cantaloupe and cut it in two. Remove the seeds from ½ and scoop out additional cantaloupe to make room for your yogurt, fruit and granola.
Spoon your favorite yogurt brand into your cantaloupe bowl, mine held ⅔ cup of yogurt. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt is what I used in this recipe, my favorite brands are Chobani and Trader Joe's. I love how Greek yogurt is thick and high in protein, I almost always use unsweetened yogurt so I can flavor it myself. This recipe makes it easy for you to just use whatever your favorite flavor and brand is, but I'd suggest either plain, vanilla, coconut, or honey flavored.
Greek Yogurt Breakfast Toppings
Greek yogurt is a healthy and filling way to stay satisfied for breakfast and to even help with weightloss. We eat Greek yogurt most mornings for breakfast in a variety of ways. Some of the perfect Greek yogurt breakfast toppings include:
Tropical fruits like mango or pineapple
If you're using unsweetened Greek yogurt as we did, drizzle a little agave syrup, maple syrup or honey over the top of your fruity masterpiece. Already sweetened yogurt probably won't need the extra drizzle.
Spoon your 1 C. of mixed fruit over the yogurt and top with 1-2T of your favorite granola.
As you can see it's totally fine (and very pretty!) if your fruit and granola cascades outside of the cantaloupe bowl and onto your plate. Why not create a side dish of fruit salad with your main entrée? 😉
**Side note: I have two small blueberry bushes in my backyard, this is the extent of this year's blueberry harvest haha! Usually, they all go to the birds, so I was happy to be able to add even a few to my yogurt bowl. 🙂
I drizzled a little more agave after filling the bowl with the fruit and granola
- ½ cantaloupe
- 1 c mixed fruit
- ⅔ C nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2 T granola
- 1 T agave syrup
- Cut a cantaloupe in half and scoop out the seeds plus extra fruit to make room for your bowl.
- Spoon ⅔ cups of yogurt into the center of your scooped out cantaloupe bowl. Yours might hold a little more or a little less, feel free to change the yogurt amount depending on your bowl size.
- Drizzle a little agave syrup over the yogurt. If you used pre-sweetened yogurt, you can skip this.
- Spoon about 1 cup of sliced fruit over the top of your yogurt. I used about ¼ c. of blueberries, ⅓ c. of mango chunks and ⅓ c. of sliced strawberries.
Dig in and enjoy! Yumm! XOXO, Jen
I hope you enjoy your Greek yogurt breakfast bowl with granola and mixed fruits as much as we do!