A blueberry yogurt bowl is so refreshing, light and easy to make to enjoy at any time during the day. This recipe combines tangy lemon flavors, juicy blueberries, and yogurt to create a healthy treat that is both satisfying and good for you.
This blueberry yogurt bowl can be enjoyed either as a filling breakfast or snack. The combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats in the recipe makes it a great choice for busy moms on the go!
- Why You’ll Love This Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
- Ingredients For Your Greek Yogurt Blueberry Bowl
- How To Make A Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
- Tips For Making The Best Yogurt Bowl
- Popular Substitutions & Additions
- How To Store Leftovers
- Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your Blueberry Yogurt Bowl Turned Out!
- Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
Why You’ll Love This Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
- Delicious: The combination of tangy lemons and sweet blueberries makes this bowl both refreshing and satisfying.
- Nutritious and Balanced: This recipe is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein and fiber.
- Quick and Easy: This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make. Need I say more?
- Versatile and Customizable: You can easily customize this recipe to suit your preferences. Add a sprinkle of granola or nuts for added crunch, drizzle honey for a touch of sweetness, or mix in other fruits for variety.
- Energizing and Satisfying: Starting your day with this bowl will leave you feeling energized and satisfied.
Ingredients For Your Greek Yogurt Blueberry Bowl
- Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt forms the base of this bowl. If you do not like Greek yogurt, you can substitute with another yogurt, however, it will not have as much protein. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein because it’s strained more.
- Lemon. The juice and zest of the lemon adds freshness and flavor, balancing the sweetness of the other ingredients.
- Blueberries. Blueberries add natural sweetness, antioxidants and color to this Greek yogurt blueberry bowl. Feel free to swap blueberries for other fresh fruit like strawberries, raspberries, peaches or anything you like.
- Nuts. I chose sliced almonds, but feel free to choose any other nut you prefer. If you are allergic you can substitute for a sprinkle of hemp or flax seeds.
- Seeds. Chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, or hemp seeds are also a great addition to this recipe.
- Nut Butter. For an extra dose of healthy fats, drizzle some nut butter on top of the bowl.
- Honey. If you find Greek yogurt to be too tangy, adding honey can help balance the flavor and add some natural sweetness.
How To Make A Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
Combine the Greek yogurt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well until the flavors are thoroughly incorporated.
Cook the blueberries until they become soft and burst.
Top the lemon-infused yogurt with the cooked blueberries.
Add your toppings.
Tips For Making The Best Yogurt Bowl
- Balance the Flavors: Aim for a balance of flavors in your yogurt bowl. If you like sweet and sour, this recipe is perfect for you. If you have a sweet tooth, you can mix in honey.
- Add Texture: Having fun with different textures makes this yogurt bowl recipe more interesting. Add toppings like nuts, seeds, or granola for a satisfying crunch and a boost of nutrients.
- Play with Colors: Make your yogurt bowl visually appealing by using a variety of colorful fruits and toppings.
- Enjoy Immediately: Yogurt bowls are best enjoyed immediately. The flavors and textures are best right after assembling.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- Greek Yogurt Swap: If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand, or simply do not like Greek yogurt, you can use regular plain yogurt as a substitute.
- Lemon Swap: If you don’t like lemon, you can use either freshly squeezed orange juice and zest, or omit altogether.
- Fruit Substitutions: Instead of using just blueberries to make this blueberry bowl recipe, mix in a variety of fresh or frozen fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or peaches.
- Additional Toppings and Mix-Ins: Sprinkle some granola, chia seeds, or shredded coconut on top of your yogurt bowl for added crunch and a nutty flavor.
- Sweeteners: Feel free to add honey or maple syrup to add some sweetness to this recipe.
How To Store Leftovers
Transfer any remaining yogurt bowl into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
How Long Will a Greek Yogurt Bowl Last In the Fridge?
Yogurt bowls are best enjoyed fresh, but if you have leftovers, try to consume them within 3 days for best quality. The texture and flavor of the yogurt may change over time, so it’s recommended to enjoy it as soon as possible.
Yogurt bowls are a great source of protein, fats, calcium and probiotics which are great for gut health. They are also so easy to prepare which makes them the perfect option when you are short on time!
As a Registered Dietitian, a good breakfast consists of a balance of the macronutrients protein, fiber and healthy fats. Blueberry and yogurt provide these nutrients in a simple recipe and make an excellent choice for a healthy and convenient breakfast. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and fiber, while yogurt provides protein, calcium, probiotics and fats (when you choose low-fat or whole yogurt). This combination makes for a well-rounded mix of nutrients to support blood sugar balance.
Greek yogurt provides 18 grams of protein for every ⅔ cup. This Greek yogurt bowl uses 1 cup of Greek yogurt which is 27 grams of yogurt. Depending on the toppings, this recipe can easily be at least 30 grams of protein.
Blueberries are not considered a high-calorie food. Blueberries are pretty low in calories while being packed with beneficial nutrients. One cup of blueberries contains around 84 calories. They are also a great choice for adding natural sweetness, flavor and fiber to your meals and snacks. Blueberries are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Yes, yogurt with berries creates a healthy and nutritious option that has many benefits. Yogurt provides protein, calcium, probiotics, and vitamins, while berries add antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. This combination supports digestive health, immune health and overall health.
Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your Blueberry Yogurt Bowl Turned Out!
Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bowl
- 1 cup Greek yogurt whole or low fat
- 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- In a bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well until the flavors are thoroughly incorporated.
- In a medium-sized pan, cook the blueberries over medium heat until softened. Use your fork to mash some blueberries so the juices flow out.
- Top the lemon-infused yogurt with the cooked blueberries.
- Add toppings like nuts, seeds, granola or nut butter.
- Optional: Drizzle honey over the bowl for added sweetness.
- Give the bowl a gentle stir to combine all the flavors and toppings just before enjoying.