Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lemon Berry Yogurt



When life gives you lemons....make Lemon Berry Yogurt!  Normally I would be at the gym right now.  At about this time I'd be wrapping up my warm up and ready to kill my upper body ;)  Unfortunately, one of my kiddos is under the weather today...which means no gym time for me.  Since we're out of our regular routine I decided to try something a little different for breakfast.  I usually have a smoothie (and I usually end up drinking it in the car), but since we aren't on the go today I made myself some yogurt and peanut butter toast.  I know...I know...I lead a very exciting life ;)

I am not a fan of plain yogurt, but I love to mix things into it to make it yummy without the not so good for you ingredients in some flavored yogurts.

Ingredients:

- 1 Cup Plain Low Fat Yogurt
- 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
- Handful of fresh berries (I used strawberries, blueberries & blackberries)

Mix all of the ingredients together and enjoy!

Notes:
-If you make this ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge the yogurt will absorb more flavor from the berries. This would be perfect to make ahead and pack for a quick snack on the go.
-If your berries are nice and sweet then you shouldn't need any additional sweetener, but if they are tart you might want to add a drizzle of agave nectar or honey.

Peanut Butter Toast with Fresh Strawberries
  
The peanut butter toast recipe is pretty self explanatory. Toast a piece of whole wheat bread, spread natural peanut butter on it, and top with sliced strawberries. I think that plain natural peanut butter on it's own is kind of an acquired taste. Especially if you are used to the "normal" kind with all of the added sugar. The first time I bought a jar of natural peanut butter I had to play around with different combinations to find a way to eat it. Today I added a few sliced up strawberries, but a nice ripe banana would add some sweetness too.


...and now I am off to try to get a decent workout here at home.  With two kiddos and two dogs there will probably be plenty of interruptions, but something is better than nothing!





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