I’ve shared this yogurt and cottage breakfast bowl several times on my instagram page, but realized it didn’t have it’s own permanent home over here on the blog. And it deserves one. Because it really is THE BEST. And it brings me so. much. happiness.
And if you’re all weird and emotional about your food like me– maybe it will you too!
I’ve learned it fills the place in my heart for a big bowl of oatmeal…which I still love! But I find it harder to be satisfied on without racking up the carbs. Or maybe a bigger place in my heart that I have reserved for Acai Bowls!
Here’s the thing, I LOVE LOVE acai bowls and want to eat them for every meal of the day when I’m on vacation. But now that I’ve logged a couple of them at about a HUNDRED carbs (I’m so sorry if I should have warned you that was coming in case you prefer to live in bliss. I mean ignorance. I mean bliss.)… I have to want one pretty bad to spend that. And I will! If I’m in San Diego and can get Northside Shack... or in Hawaii where it just feels like the right thing to do. But it my every-day life… I could experiment with smoothie bowls and protein powder just to constantly be burned by a mediocre “acai” bowl still PACKED full of carbs once I get it topped and yummy (ok personal experience)…. OR I can make this heavenly concoction that leaves me wondering if maybe I like it even more???
It’s not the same thing, don’t get me wrong. But I’m so into it, every creamy bite full of crunchy granola and bursting with finely chopped fruit… just enough nutty peanut butter to do the trick without burning through my fat for the day. Acai who? Don’t need you and the bloated belly you gift me.. And then I’ve got like 70 carbs left to actually EAT that day. TOTAL WIN.
The Best Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowl
Disclaimer: the grams I’ve listed manually after each ingredient are accurate for a single recipe, but they will not multiply if you choose the 2x or 3x option. Please make sure and multiply on your own!
- 100 g low fat knudsen cottage cheese
- 100 g Dannon Light and Fit vanilla greek yogurt great macros- but my new favorite with no artificial sweeteners is their “Two Good” brand. You’ll shave off like 6 carbs.)
- 25 g diced apples
- 25 g diced peaches
- 25 g diced strawberries
- 25 g blueberries
- 10 g favorite granola I use Purely Elizabeth because I’m OBSESSED with it.
- 5 g natural peanut butter drizzled on top
- Dash of cinnamon
- Stir together yogurt and cottage cheese
- Top with fruit, then granola, then drizzle with peanut butter