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Breakfast Yogurt Ideas with #alprotops

I mentioned in a previous post that I've been working with Alpro over the last few weeks, experimenting with their delicious yogurts and adding a selection of toppings to make a healthy and nutritious breakfast.  (In that previous post you'll also see that I used their yogurt to make soft scoop peanut butter frozen yogurt - yum!)

Yogurt isn't something I've ever thought of having for breakfast - usually I opt for a smoothie or occasionally peanut butter on toast.  I'll have fruit with yogurt as a dessert, or I do actually quite often add yogurt to my smoothies to give them a creamier consistency - but having a bowl of yogurt for breakfast isn't something that would have ever occurred to me.  But actually, yogurt, with its blend of protein and calcium, is a great way to start the day - especially when you add some toppings like fruit, seeds or granola.

That was exactly the theme of the campaign, with Alpro sending us lucky bloggers a selection of toppings to add to our morning yogurts, from chia seeds, mulberries, granola, goji berries and much more.  I quite often make my own granola by mixing rolled oats, pecan nuts, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed with maple syrup and baking it in the oven, so I frequently added some of my homemade granola to the yogurt as well as one of their toppings.

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Their yogurts come in flavours like strawberry with rhubarb and lemon and lime.  The lemon and lime one was absolutely delicious; so refreshing and perfect for summer.  I think it would make a great ingredient for a lemon cheesecake!

As well as having yoghurt with toppings in the morning, on several occasions I also saved time by making them up in a jam jar the night before.  I'd layer granola, then yogurt, then add toppings of dried fruit, chia seeds or fresh fruit (I'd usually add the fresh fruit in the morning).  It's perfect for a quick, lazy breakfast, or for taking to work and eating at your desk.

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I've really enjoyed the #alprotops challenge and have loved getting creative with my breakfast toppings.  I'll definitely be stocking up on their yogurts and I'll be buying more of several of the things they sent to try including chia seeds (which have numerous health benefits) and goji berries - and I'll definitely be experimenting with making more frozen yogurt! The plain yogurt is also great to have with other dishes - mixed with mint it makes a great dip to have with Indian dishes.


What's your usual breakfast? Would you make yogurt part of your morning routine?

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11 comments

  1. I've been punishing myself lately with 0% fat Greek yoghurt and one passion fruit for breakfast every morning - it's so hard to get it down! Love your homemade granola idea! Might make it a bit more bearable without compromising on health xxx

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  2. Yoghurt is my staple for breakfast as I don't really like milk on cereal where it makes the cereal soggy, and I don't find toast filling. Because I eat breakfast post-cyle at work, I put some frozen fruit into a jar topped with a small portion of oats or my own granola and then a small portion of yoghurt the night before, and it goes into my bag for a filling but fresh and fruity breakfast when I get to work. Slight danger- I think I spend 2/3 of my life eating from jars with a teaspoon though, as lunch can be similar in storage!

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  3. I love yoghurt but it just doesn't fill me up if I have it for breakfast :( by 10 o'clock I'm hunting down the biscuits! Shame cos I do really like it xx

    Katy | www.littlemisskaty.co.uk

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  4. The lemon and lime sounds delicious. I'm lactose intolerant so things like this are great for giving me ideas!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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  5. Looks so yum! Beautiful pictures as usual x

    sharon @ shasummerwine.

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  6. I'd love to take part in these, the alpro tops just look so good, but so quick and easy too! I'm a big yoghurt and fruit fan, but tend shy away from having it for brekkie assume i'll be hungry an hour later, yep it's all about the belly :) might have to give them a go though xx

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  7. Oooh these all sound so good Rosie - I really want to try out Chia Seeds.
    I'm too much in love with having porridge for breakfast to try out yogurt, and you've inspired me to funk up my toppings :)
    x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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  8. Lemon and lime yoghurt sounds delicious, especially with granola on the top!

    Maria xxx

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  9. I love plain yoghurt for breakfast...or any meal, actually! As a little, my mommy used to put sugar in it, so I'd be more tempted to eat it, but I like it unsweetened. I top mine with sesame and pumpkin seeds, occasionally plums and figs.
    Plain yoghurt with chives is my go to dip for salty foods which need dipping :) It's fresh and lightens up the taste.

    Cheers.Maya
    Regular Cleaning Dulwich

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  10. My typical breakfast is yogurt with soft fruits (berries, strawberries) and a sprinkle of porridge or yogurt and slices of banana. Yummy!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. These look so good. Especially seeing all the layers in a jar, it's like having pudding for brekka!

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