I swear if I had to pick 5 things to live off of for the rest of my life they would be: Granola, Greek yogurt, almond butter, bananas and ice cream. Wow, that was actually a really hard decision, there are so many favorite foods I’m leaving out. 😦 Yes, today was another granola yogurt morning …but not just any old granola and yogurt! I had homemade granola from my yoga studio and Chobani 2% plain. I left this out of yesterdays post because I wanted to write about it once I actually tried it. I had to buy it, it was love at first sight. This granola essentially looked like a culmination of all my favorite things (again this is a guess on ingredients since they didn’t list): toasted coconut, toasted sliced almonds, whole almonds, whole cashews, walnut pieces, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, dried cranberries, dried banana in what tasted like an agave/honey/maple mixture? Basically it was heavenly, and really good granola needs really good yogurt. I didn’t want to outshine the granola with a flavored yogurt, but I wanted something a bit better than just average yogurt, the consensus: Chobani 2% plain. I prefer 2% to non-fat because it is decedent and extra creamy; it really holds the granola well, and is much more substantive than non-fat yogurt. I love the Chobani 0% plain so my excitement to try the 2% was through the roof.
I carefully sliced a banana and sprinkled it with cinnamon at the bottom of my bowl, added the yogurt (which looked like a mound of scratch made whipped cream) and doused it with my new granola.
Breakfast of champions!! The granola was toasty and slightly sweet which was a nice contrast to the tangy Greek yogurt. I love the sweetness that banana gives to the yogurt (This Greek yogurt has only 7g of Sugar) and adds another textural element, almost thinning the intensely dense yogurt. The Chobani 2% is one of my favorites, though I think it would be best enjoyed as a dessert with frozen berries. I find that adding frozen berries to such a thick yogurt generates a frozen yogurt taste and feel, perfect for a warm summer night treat. For my granola breakfast, I think I prefer the Chobani 0% plain.
This was followed by another big juicy Jonagold (not pictured), I swear I cant get through my day with out an apple. Maybe I should reconsider my top 5 favorite foods? I’m planning on doing a 3 mile run later, which means another “pre-workout fuel” product review!! Stay tuned!
What is your favorite yogurt (doesn’t necessarily have to be Greek) and why? How do you like to eat it?