Yogurt can be much more intimate than you think. I will not mention these fabulous and natural healing properties for your skin . No, it would be sacrilege. Why ? Because today, on OiB, we are spoiling. A time for me, I should say. You’ve finished pampering yourself , you have a little latte and turmeric to start your day.
Now it’s time for breakfast. Yes, it’s time to take a yogurt beyond the fruit and granola. Look at your favorite spices and nuts, consider the possibilities of every remaining cooked vegetables you have in the fridge, and begin to layer the ingredients until you have a bowl that suits you. Not sure where to start? Here are some good options.
And what’s good is that all of this can be happily mixed and matched.
1- The base: Tomato
Tomatoes, raw or roasted, are obviously the best friends of yoghurt. Chopped or shredded, raw cucumber is great too, like grated or finely sliced carrots, or even radishes. Grilled or sautéed onions and garlic, squash, green vegetables and mushrooms are also good options. Even better if you have the rest of the dinner last.
2- Taste: Pesto
Use any herb you like: basil, parsley, dill, mint, etc. Do you have pesto or herb oil in the fridge? Use absolutely that.
3- Formats: Nuts, Grains & Seeds
Because every bowl of yogurt is better with something crunchy on top, take your favorite nuts and seeds and sprinkle generously. Take pumpkin, sesame, and chia seeds; almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and pistachios; or crunchy coconut chips. (I like to mix a mix of different nuts and seeds in a small pan before adding them to my yoghurt bowl, but you do not have to do it.) The nut and seed butters also work, so add a twist of almond butter, tahini or even chickpea. Do not hesitate to take a look at my Facebook page for more details. I am also on Instagram and Twitter 😉
Instead of the adorable granolas, try raw or grilled oatmeal, or unsweetened cereal grains. The leftover seeds or quinoa can be a nice and fluffy addition. Quinoa? It sounds familiar. Otherwise, click on the link for a quick memo
4- The rest
Never forget a pinch of salt: it’s the final touch that makes everything sing. If it’s friable sea salt and adds some crunch, it’s even better. Something spicy like chili flakes or curry powder is always great, too. As well as a little spicy sauce.
Until you use pesto or herb oil, a drizzle of your best olive oil is the ultimate final for a bowl of salted yoghurt.
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So, now you know 😉 Oh, the possibilities! Have you ever tried salted yogurt? What is your favorite combination?