My delicious and naturally sweet Greek yogurt parfait bowl is an easy high-protein breakfast bursting with fresh fruit, fiber, and heart healthy nuts and seeds!
As I've been working to manage my PCOS, balanced blood sugar is foundational and enjoying a high protein yogurt bowl for breakfast helps me start the day on the right note. If you're looking for a quick and easy morning meal, this is the one. Let's get into the details.
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What You'll Need for this Recipe
Here's what to add to your grocery list.
- Chia Seeds - I prefer milled chia seeds but whole ones work fine.
- Greek Yogurt
- Pumpkin Seeds
You won't need any special tools for this blood sugar stabilizing breakfast recipe, either. Just grab a sharp knife to cut up the fruit and nuts and a sturdy cutting board. A cherry pitter comes in handy if you're using cherries but isn't required.
What Makes this a Blood Sugar Friendly Recipe?
I know it can be overwhelming to find foods that are good for you when you have PCOS, so wanted to share healthy hormone supporting meal ideas that work for me here. Greek yogurt has been a staple on my grocery list and this recipe is one of my go-tos for starting the day with protein, healthy fat, and fiber, including food for fertility support.
The beauty of this healthy yogurt bowl is in the balance. Protein from Greek yogurt and almonds (or whichever nuts you like) help balance out the blood sugar spike of fruit in this parfait. Chia and pumpkin seeds provide lignans, healthy fat, and fiber to keep things moving. And the fruits aren't just here to look pretty! They're antioxidant and vitamin rich and full of fiber. Blueberries are even regarded as a PCOS superfood because they boost vitamin C, are relatively low in sugar, and help lower cholesterol.
How Can I Customize my Yogurt Bowl?
Use different seeds. This is a great seed cycling recipe! You can swap out the pumpkin seeds for sunflower seeds and the chia seeds for flax meal, as needed, throughout the month. That's part of what makes this an excellent everyday blood sugar friendly breakfast idea.
Try different nuts. I love almonds with stone fruit but envision this bowl with spiced pears and walnuts in the fall. Don't be afraid to swap in your favorite nuts here.
Add sweetener. If you need a touch of sweetness, add a drizzle of raw honey to the yogurt before mixing it up. Agave, maple syrup, and monk fruit are low glycemic options, too. Flavored Greek yogurt is also an option just be sure to check the nutrition label.
Change up the fruit. Summertime is my absolute favorite fruit season so I love piling on fresh berries, cherries, and peaches at this time of year. But you can change up the fruits along with the season. I recommend mandarin oranges, pears, and pomegranates in the winter months. Also, melons are likely too watery for this recipe so I wouldn't recommend them. All in, I am for about 1 ½ cup fruit in my bowl.
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PCOS Breakfast Bowl Recipe
Greek Yogurt Parfait Bowl for Breakfast
- ¾ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ peach
- ½ cup cherries
- 1 ounce almonds
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- Add Greek yogurt and chia seeds to a bowl and mix together well. Spread mixture out evenly in bowl to create a "bed" for the other ingredients. Set aside.
- Use a knife to cut peach into bite-sized pieces. Remove pits from cherries and cut into halves. Chop almonds to desired size.
- Add cherries, peaches, blueberries, almonds, and pumpkin seeds to bowl. Consume immediately.
Can’t wait to try this! All this energy power and antioxidants in a bowl!!
I have been loving the greek yogurt bowl after my morning workouts! I love that it is filled with protein and fiber. Thanks for the recipe!
I made this greek yogurt parfait bowl yesterday and today for breakfast and both days I felt energized, full, and my stomach didn't feel "weighed down" like it normally does when I eat grains. Definitely a repeat recipe.
I had this Greek yogurt parfait as a post-workout snack and I can now see that I have been missing out as this was amazing!!
I don't have PCOS but recently returned to eating yogurt too and found it is helping me with my chronic symptoms. Your parfait bowl made my daily dose even more enjoyable - you included the exact same fruits and nuts I would have! Hope you're doing well.
So good!! I love the idea of combining the yogurt with the chia seeds! It thickened the yogurt so nicely! I used only peaches and blueberries since that's what I had on hand, but next time I'm definitely gonna add in the cherries!
Made this for my daughter annnnnnd she loved it. Your Yogurt Parfait is now a breakfast staple a few times a week. Soo easy to make and delis. xx
Your recipes never cease to amaze me, Jazz! This was so delish we are keeping it on breakfast rotation!
This was such a good recipe, especially for busy mornings when I'm multitasking. It was easy and delicious, a win win all around!