The Recipe Redux urges it’s members this month to Break Out of Breakfast Boredom. I have time for breakfast and I eat an early meal every single day of the year as I’m always ravenous in the morning. But breakfast is an easy meal of the day to get into a rut, creating the sane thing over and over. That’s where green tea frozen yogurt breakfast cups come in! A frozen on-the-go treat, it’s not a muffin, it’s not a smoothie, it’s not a cup of yogurt but it does travel well. High protein, low sugar, packed with antioxidants and a little punch of caffeine, these little breakfast cups are perfect before a morning workout or on your commute.
I’ll be honest, I liked them more than my husband. He said that they taste like a popsicle…which they do. I thought they were great but if something this chilly sounds strange to you, tuck this green tea frozen yogurt breakfast cup recipe away until summertime when a cool breakfast will be perfect.
Tips for Making Breakfast a Priority in the Morning
- Don’t eat so late at night! Your body needs to break the fast so if you have only been without food for 4-5 hours, then of course you won’t be hungry early in the day. A lot of folks I talk to eat dinner later than they want or they snack late into the night so no wonder they don’t feel hungry when they get up a few hours later. Sleep is a fat-burning time so let your body do it’s thing and take a break from eating at night so you’re hungry in the morning.
- Eat non-breakfast food. A common complaint is that my clients don’t like traditional breakfast foods. If you prefer savory food, feel free to heat up leftovers for breakfast, make some soup or eat a sandwich instead. Who says you have to stick to eggs and pancakes?
- Be active in the morning. It’s hard…so hard when the weather is cold and dark but once you get into the habit of going to the gym or even taking a walk in the morning, you may find yourself becoming deeply committed. Fueling before morning workouts is key or I’m dragging so I have extra motivation to eat something light like green tea frozen yogurt breakfast cups so I can lift weights better.
- Eat something…even a little something. Breakfast is a habit that you can form even if you aren’t naturally included to eat when you get up. Start with a bite or two of something that you enjoy and work up from there. The very act of eating gets digestive processed going so regularly preparing your body to expect food in the morning is important. It might take a few days or weeks but you’ll get there.
- 12 oz Greek yogurt (vanilla is best; aim for a low-sugar variety)
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 teaspoons matcha green tea powder
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond or soy milk
- 1/8 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut flakes
- In a food processor or blender, pulse all ingredients until completely smooth. Divide among a 12-cup muffin tin lined with paper cups. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and freeze 2 hours or more until completely set.