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TSM Homemade Recipe: Yogurt Ideas for Breakfast

June 29, 2013

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I love yogurt, especially in the mornings. I take it with my cup of coffee and finish it right before I head out to the gym. This is my breakfast staple. I may still eat other things for breakfast (like eggs and toast or cereals and milk), but this is one thing constant on my breakfast table. I like its acquired sour and tart taste but most especially, what I love about it is that it’s actually a very healthy treat! It’s high in protein (less in carbs and fat — especially if you get the low fat kind) which helps people like me who are always trying to to lose weight and build muscle in the gym (yeah right). 🙂

I see several kinds of yogurt in the market today :  from plain to flavored, from creamy to thick, from regular to Greek. As much as possible, I always go for the plain and Greek variety because I prefer my yogurt to be extra rich and creamy. Also, I would rather add my own toppings (like fresh fruits, nuts, granola and honey) instead of buying the already flavored ones.

So here are my favorites :

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For imported yogurt, Rachel’s is my favorite brand. It is organic and made in the UK. Unfortunately, the closest place we can get this brand is in Hong Kong. So whenever I have a trip there, I head straight to the supermarket on the day I arrive and buy my stocks for the whole duration of my stay.

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Aside from the Organic Greek Style Honey variant of Rachel’s pictured above, I also like their Organic Greek Style Coconut. This is the only coconut yogurt I’ve ever tried and to my surprise, it does contain real coconut strips inside! 🙂

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Sometimes when I’ve had too much of the super rich and thick Greek yogurt, I go for the regular variant which is lighter in texture and creamier in consistency. I especially like Rachel’s Organic Low-fat Vanilla as this contains only less than 2% fat and is made of the best Madagascan Bourbon vanilla beans, making this yogurt really full of flavor and taste.

My fervent wish is that one of our local supermarket chains can bring this brand of yogurt in, so we don’t have to go to Hong Kong just to be able to have it! 🙂

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But since I don’t live in Hong Kong and only get to visit a few times in a year… the best alternative for me back home is the locally produced Low Fat Greek Yoghurt of Rizal Dairy Farms. 

This local dairy farm based in Antipolo supplies to most of the restaurants in Manila who use fresh yogurt as their ingredient. They also sell to individual customers in the Salcedo weekend market and Green Shop at Market! Market!

Rizal Dairy Farms not only produces different kinds of yogurt, but they make all kinds of dairy as well, such as : fresh milk, fresh cheeses (Ricotta, Mozzarella, Kesong Puti), Sour Cream and Buttermilk, among many others.

These are just some of the ways of how I (a big lover of plain yogurt) enjoy this healthy treat :

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I top my plain yogurt with fresh fruits depending on what’s in season or what I have ready at home. In this photo, I added fresh kiwi and mango cubes. Sometimes I use strawberries and blueberries; other days it’s bananas and apples. It really all depends on what I have, what I feel like eating or my mood for the day. 🙂

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For this one, I used mango slices and a little bit of freshly grated ginger. Yes, ginger works well with yogurt too! 🙂 I like that “zing taste” coming from the ginger and it just tastes better when it’s mixed with very sweet mangoes.
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Here, I minced some apples first and then cooked them in water (just to soften them up a little bit; but if you like your apples crunchy then you may skip this part) and then I topped it on my plain Greek yogurt. Lastly, I added some cinnamon powder on top. With this combination of apples and cinnamon, my healthy yogurt treat tasted more like an apple pie dessert! 🙂

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For a more sophisticated “adult” taste, I sometimes mix ground coffee with my plain yogurt (thus the color light brown or mocha here) until the coffee granules are well incorporated. I then top it with cinnamon powder. This time around, my yogurt tasted like my usual cup of cappuccino! 🙂

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On days when I get bored “spooning” my yogurt, I turn it into liquid. I freeze my yogurt the night before and then blitz it the next day, so it becomes like a smoothie. Usually, I add a fruit (like banana or mango or a combination of both) to it, so it becomes even healthier and tastier. 🙂

Sometimes when I’m craving for the sinful and calorific “Mocha Frappuccino”, I mix my yogurt with coffee, freeze and blitz it, and then voila!  It becomes not just my “mocha frap” for the day but my ultra healthy protein shake.

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And because there are days when I am just so lazy to think about what to put in my yogurt, the simplest solution for me is to just mix everything up in one go. This yogurt in the photo shows you everything I mentioned above, all combined. I used plain, low fat Greek yogurt, mixed it with coffee then added my fruit (mango slices), Lastly, I topped it with cinnamon powder. (Yes, yogurt-coffee-mango-cinnamon do go together after all!) This way, not only did I save on time, I had everything I wanted in one spoon! 🙂

Do you have a breakfast staple too? Share them with me!

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16 Comments

  • Reply Ina June 29, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I love your blog! I enjoyed reading this entry as I have plain greek yogurt for breakfast every day, too. Not only is it healthy but also quite filling! I’ve never tried coffee in my yogurt before as I lack creativity and usually just mix in muesli so thanks for the heads up! 🙂

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy July 1, 2013 at 2:53 am

      Greek yogurt is the healthiest! I look forward to having it too every morning 🙂

  • Reply Sofie Morabe July 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

    When I first discovered your blog, it became my daily habit even I read everything about it 🙂 It is a nice feel-good, posh blog that really relates to common people like me.
    Not too commercialized which I also love! (yung tipong prmote lang ng promote kahit di nya gusto kasi paid 🙂 ) That’s why I know you really have a good taste! Please spoiled mummy! more entries. Hope you can share with us your favorite hobby or things you love to do to make you feel empowered in down times. More power to your blog!

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy July 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks Sofie! As much as I would like to write and post more entries as often as possible, there isn’t just enough time in my hands. As you mentioned, I don’t just post articles for the sake of posting. Each article I write actually takes several days and sometimes weeks even — to research, write, edit and upload. I would rather give my readers quality over quantity. 🙂

      Thanks for your positive feedback and thanks for your understanding! More articles are on the way!!! 🙂

  • Reply Katrina Olave July 1, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Hi, I would like to ask what brand of ground coffee do you use for your yogurt recipe? Thank you!

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy July 1, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      You can use any instant ground coffee…I’ve used Starbucks and Nescafe. 🙂

  • Reply Lerrey July 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    While reading this, I can only think of one thing. Adding this to my list of what to give to my toddler who just developed to be a picky eater. I got to be creative all the time. Thanks for sharing, TSM!

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy July 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      You’re most welcome! My little 2 year old loves yogurt too! 🙂

  • Reply Cecille September 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Hi grace! When you said that you have yogurt everyday, are you pertaining to rizal farm’s yogurt? I saw then in small cups in salcedo market but i dont know, if they sell them in bigger containers.

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy September 4, 2013 at 7:02 am

      Hi Cecille, yes Im referring to Rizal Dairy Farm’s yogurt. Yes they have bigger tubs too. But to ensure quality and freshness, I always get the smaller ones. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply Monica Prado September 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Hi! You just gave me an idea on the different ways to enjoy yogurt! I hope you can write a post about healthy breakfast meals for pregnant women. I’m pregnant now and I can’t eat my favorite Spam! I used to eat a lot of unhealthy breakfast meals. Thank you. 🙂

  • Reply Katrina November 13, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I am curious what supermarket in HK you shop at for the Greek yogurt! Where can you find it there?

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy November 13, 2013 at 2:06 am

      Hi Katrina, City Super has a wide selection of both Greek and regular yogurt 🙂

  • Reply rhea December 2, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I love rachel’s yogurt very much. I cant live a day without it. But now im sad because im going back to philippines. Im trying to look some groceries who supply this. Any info please? Cause i dont know how bring a bulk of this in the airport.:( ( so sad).

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy December 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Unfortunately, we don’t have Rachel’s yogurt here yet. 🙁

  • Reply Dimitrios September 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    MadebyAGreek original Greek yoghurt is locally made here in Manila by a Greek, it is a very good yoghurt! They have an online shop at madebyagreek.com and they deliver

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