Friday, August 15, 2008

A Quick Breakfast

Breakfast can be a bit of a pain. First of all, you are TIRED in the mornings, you would rather be asleep anyway, and standard morning fare can get a bit boring. Seriously, how many ways can you cook eggs before you decide you need a change? My latest quickie breakfast is easy to whip up and it tastes more like a dessert than a breakfast, but with a low carb count, a good fat and protein ratios, and a nice shot of calcium, who can resist?

Almond Butter & Chocolate Yogurt

1 cup full fat Greek style or plain yogurt
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp natural, unsweetened almond butter or peanut butter
Da Vinci Simple Syrup to taste (or other sweetener of choice)

Stir everything together and enjoy! If you have time, throw the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes to make it even thicker. Yum!


Nutrition Breakdown

Made with Almond Butter and Greek Yogurt
Calories: 425
Fat: 33.9
Carbs: 19.7
Protein: 19.4

With Greek yogurt
Calories: 534
Fat: 40.4
Carbs: 18.9
Protein: 17.0

With plain whole milk yogurt
Calories: 384
Fat: 25.4
Carbs: 23.3
Protein: 10.5

If you use sweetener packets, you will need to add a few more carbs to the total. Whether or not this is a good option for you will depend on your particular low carb plan.

4 comments:

The Bionic Broad said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. I'm taking an antibiotic that's turning my innards to Mt. Vesuvius, and all low-carb yoghurt recipes are welcome, trust me. I made this yesterday, and it's really tasty. I love your blog and your sense of humor.

Erasmus said...

Zilla,

How's does NOT putting in the almond butter cause the calories to rise?

:)

-E

Wifezilla said...

That count without the almond butter is WITH peanut butter. Guess I should specify, huh?

:D

Abi said...

That is what I have for my mid morning snack every day :)

I like yogurt with a good protein powder (mine is sweetened with stevia and has 1 carb for every 4 tablespoons) and peanut butter, as well.