Almond Milk Yogurt Raspberry Crunch Bowl

Frozen berries mixed into the almond milk yogurt make a freezy, ice creamy wonderfulness that is just too good to be true. Ice cream for breakfast anyone? Yes, please! 

Frozen berries mixed into the almond milk yogurt make a freezy, ice creamy wonderfulness that is just too good to be true. Ice cream for breakfast anyone? Yes, please! 

I have been experimenting with all different kinds of alternative yogurts and almond milk yogurt is a serious contender in this game. Granted, it may not be the lowest calorie or lowest sugar yogurt but it does taste aaaaamazing. So for a real treat, I mixed in some frozen organic raspberries and topped with my very favorite buckwheat cinnamon crunchies and there is was... ice cream for breakfast! I actually have made this a few more times as dessert and it has been a huge hit with all!

the recipe: (serves 1)

1 small container almond milk yogurt

1/3 cup frozen organic raspberries

2 tablespoons buckwheat cinnamon crunchies (see my post on these if you don' t know what I am talking about)--- alternatively, top with your granola of your choice. 

the plan:

Mix your frozen berries into your yogurt and top with your toppings! Enjoy! 

Coconut Granola

Coconut Flakes, Sliced Almonds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds and Puffed Quinoa 

Coconut Flakes, Sliced Almonds, Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds and Puffed Quinoa 

Warning: This recipe is incredibly addictive. I promise you that either 1) you will wish you had made more because you finished it so fast or 2) you wish you hadn't made so much because you find yourself snacking on it all day long and you can't stop. The blend of coconut flakes, seeds, almonds, maple syrup and cinnamon make this tasty and super good for you. If you are cool with oats, feel free to throw some in as well. 

the recipe: 

1 cup large coconut flakes 

1/3 cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup puffed quinoa 

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup hemp seed 

1/4 cup maple syrup 

1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)

1 teaspoon cinnamon 

the plan: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, pour over coconut oil and maple syrup and mix. Spread a thin layer on the granola mixture on a parchment paper over a baking sheet. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden in color. Cool and enjoy! 

* Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for longer shelf life. 

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Coconut Yogurt Dragonfruit Bowl

Coconut Milk Yogurt topped with Dragonfruit, Strawberries, Coconut Flakes, Cocoa Nibs and Carob Chips

Coconut Milk Yogurt topped with Dragonfruit, Strawberries, Coconut Flakes, Cocoa Nibs and Carob Chips

This was put together as a breakfast recipe but it could just as easily fall under the dessert category. If you haven't tried coconut yogurt yet please do yourself a favor and try some. I like the plain, unsweetened kind. You can easily add stevia or another sweetener of your choice if you want it a bit sweeter. You can also blend it up with fresh vanilla pods or a few drops of pure vanilla extract to give it a warmer flavor. Moving on to the other star of this recipe... dragonfruit. The flavor is a lot like a kiwi but a little less tart. It is such a pretty fruit to look at though that I think I'd still add it to my recipes even if it didn't have any flavor at all. You can find dragonfruit at a lot of supermarkets these days and they are really don't require any special preparation. Just cut and serve. Feel free to change out your toppings as you please for the recipe. Enjoy! 

the recipe: 

1 cup (or 1 container) coconut milk yogurt

1/4 cup coconut flakes

1/4 dragonfruit, cut as you like 

1 strawberry sliced

Sprinkle on cocoa nibs and carob chips as you like 

the plan: 

Pretty self-explanatory but for consistency's sake... mix in any sweeteners or other additions that you like (stevia, maple syrup, chia seeds, etc). Top with fruit and other toppings of your choice. 

Dragonfruit 

Dragonfruit