Gluten free Greek breakfast: Yoghurt with honey, fruit and granola

 

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If like me you’re fed up of the daily round of porridge for breakfast and are trying to get a good boost of vitamins after a 20 minute morning yoga workout, then this healthy brekkie is for you.

Breaking my fast with yoghurt and honey always takes my mind back to when I would spend my summers sitting on a balcony in sunny Greece, looking out over the Aegean or Mediterranean sea -depending on which island me and my family were visiting that year.

Greek yoghurt is famous worldwide and exceptionally easy to come upon in every British supermarket. It takes a little more effort however to source out a good honey to drizzle in your bowl. If you’re a honey lover like I am, you can tell the difference between some of the really cheap brands and others, so much so, that on their last holiday to Kefalonia, my parents risked life and limb to drive up into the Greek mountains to obtain the honey used in this recipe.

I have also found that the bargain price honey can give me bad stomach ache, and so I always ensure I’m buying a good, pure brand – easy to do if you live in the EU, but I know that some countries put additives into honey so check that it has a pure honey label on it and doesn’t state that it contains added food colourings.

The best way to get good honey is to visit your local farm shop and if you suffer from hayfever, a good trick is to dab some honey under your nose as it gets you used to the local pollen floating around in the air, although make sure it’s locally sourced honey as the branded stuff won’t work.

The great thing about this breakfast is that you can alter the fruit depending on the season. During the summer I opt for apple, banana and strawberries, whilst in the Autumn I like to mix it up with berries and apple which is a lovely touch for Bonfire season. If you’re dairy free like I am, then Alpro do a great range of large soya yoghurts in flavours including original, lemon and my personal favourite, coconut.

So without further ado, let’s whip up a delicious, body cleansing breakfast that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. (Little tip) Thyme honey is a personal favourite of both myself and my Rhodian friends and tastes heavenly when drizzled over vanilla ice cream. Kalimera!

Ingredients

  • Greek or soya yoghurt (I would opt for original or coconut)
  • 1 Apple
  • Handful of strawberries
  • Honey
  • Mixed nuts including chopped hazelnuts and walnuts
  • Granola chunks (I add in the chunky bits from Morrisons Free From Fruit Granola)
  1. Chop the apple into chunks and the strawberries into halves
  2. Throw into the bowl and dollop on a good helping of the yoghurt
  3. Sprinkle on the nuts and granola
  4. Drizzle with a generous amount of honey
  5. Enjoy alongside a traditional Greek coffee or smoothie

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