This morning it's dark, overcast and rainy out. As soon as I woke up, I started working on some projects around the house and before I knew it, the time had gotten away from me and I realized I hadn't had breakfast yet. During the work week I eat the same thing for breakfast every day -- a 7-oz container of plain Fage 2% Greek yogurt with some cinnamon and stevia. It is quick, portable and I like it. On the weekends I try to have something a little different or special -- eggs of some sort, muffins or grain free "bagel/squagels", etc. I also keep a larger 24-oz container of Greek Gods plain full fat Greek yogurt in the fridge and use that if I want a treat in the evenings for dessert. I add unsweetened coconut, chopped nuts, cacao nibs or different spices like cardamom, etc. to make it "special".
With all that said...this morning I decided to have some of my Greek Gods yogurt for breakfast with some fresh blueberries and strawberries. As I was rooting around in my fridge hunting for the yogurt, I glanced over at my little container of heavy whipping cream and got an idea -- sometimes my ideas are a little scary -- but this one turned out to be brilliant (well, in my opinion anyway). What I did was so simple, yet tasted so special -- it turned my sometimes ho-hum yogurt into a real treat. I poured about 2 tablespoons of whipping cream into a small bowl and using my super small whisk, whipped it until it began to thicken and doubled in volume -- I didn't beat it into full whipped cream with stiff peaks -- simply aerated it and doubled its volume (this took 1 to 2 minutes, tops). Then, I added about 3/4 cup of the Greek Gods full fat yogurt to the bowl and mixed it together well and added a generous splash of vanilla extract, about 16 drops of NuNaturals stevia and mixed it all together and topped it with some fresh strawberries, blueberries and chopped walnuts and made myself a "Breakfast Berry Parfait". I know you are probably thinking..."wow, that Gourmet Girl Cooks is losing it"...she is raving over yogurt and berries??? Trust me -- it was AWESOME and I actually felt kind of guilty eating it for breakfast. The lightly whipped cream folded into the yogurt with vanilla and stevia was so much more decadent than even I could imagine - it was creamy, yet fluffy and smooth and sort of felt like I was eating an entire bowl of lightly whipped cream instead of yogurt for breakfast. It was most definitely a "special breakfast treat" for me! I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Enjoy!
Nam ovely pics, wonderful work :)
Thanks, Sarppu. :-)
This is my kind of breakfast ... and/or dessert. Beautiful!
Thanks, Cybersis. Sometimes the simple things are what I enjoy the most! :-)
Great breakfast, lunch or snack Idea!!! I'm so glad you experiment. I'm not good at doing that. Keep up the good work
Hi Ditamac -- I hope you enjoy it. I do like to experiment and glad there are people out there like you that get to enjoy it! :-)
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