Yogurt Bowls (4 Ways)

Sharing how to make the best yogurt bowls with four different topping variations. They’re protein-packed, easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack.

Yogurt bowls are the perfect protein-packed, easy-to-make breakfast or snack. They come together in no time at all and taste amazing. Also, the flavor combos are endless! The 4 variations I’m sharing below are my go-to’s… berry, peanut butter and jelly, tropical and chunky monkey… they’re all delicious, but you do you when it comes to the toppings and mix-ins.

With all 4 variations I’m sharing each bite is filled with thick, creamy yogurt, fruit and a bit of crunch. Most importantly, these yogurt bowls will keep you full all morning! I’ve found the key to keeping myself from being ravenous between meals and mindlessly snacking is to make sure I have a breakfast with a combination of protein, carbs, healthy fats and fiber and this breakfast does the trick!

Overhead view of 4 different varieties of yogurt bowls.

Why You’ll Love These Yogurt Bowls

  • They’re so easy to make.
  • They’re protein-packed and will keep you fuller longer. 
  • The flavor combinations are endless so you won’t get bored.
Berries, granola and honey yogurt bowl with a spoon.

What Type of Yogurt is Best to Use?

I recommend using plain Greek yogurt, either full fat, 2% or 0% for yogurt bowls. My favorite type to use is the Fage 5% plain Greek yogurt. It’s rich and creamy, packed with protein, loaded with probiotics (aka good bacteria) and has no added sweeteners or flavors, which is the perfect base for these bowls.

That said, feel free to use your favorite type of yogurt. I would just be mindful of flavored yogurts and fat-free yogurts as most of them have added sugars. For a vegan and dairy-free option I love the Culina coconut yogurt.

Chunky monkey yogurt bowl with banana, chocolate chips and peanut butter with a spoon.

How to Make Yogurt Bowls

There isn’t really a wrong way to make a yogurt bowl. Just add your yogurt to a bowl, add your favorite toppings and enjoy! Here are 4 variations to try:

Berries, granola and honey – top Greek yogurt with fresh berries, granola and a drizzle of honey.

Tropical – top Greek yogurt with sliced banana, chopped mango and toasted coconut.

Chunky Monkey – top Greek yogurt with sliced banana, peanut or almond butter and your choice of chocolate chips or cocoa nibs.

Peanut Butter & Jelly – top Greek yogurt with peanut or almond butter and strawberry chia jam (or your favorite store-bought jam).

Peanut butter and jelly swirled yogurt bowl with a spoon.

Other Topping Ideas

  • Fresh fruit – banana, berries, mango, kiwi, peaches, apples, oranges, pineapple, cherries… pretty much any fruit works!
  • Dried fruit – raisins, cranberries, dates, cherries
  • Nuts and seeds – almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, pepitas (aka pumpkin seeds) chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds
  • Nut or seed butteralmond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini, sunflower seed butter
  • Jam – any store-bought jam will work, but I prefer my strawberry chia jam
  • Granolahemp granola, grain free chocolate granola, coconut almond granola or your favorite store-bought granola. The Purely Elizabeth ancient grain granola is one of my favorites!
  • Chocolate chips or cocoa nibs – for a decadent dessert-like yogurt bowl
  • Coconut flakes – if you’re feeling fancy you can toast your coconut for added flavor. Here’s a full guide on how to toast coconut
  • Maple syrup, honey, agave – for a touch of sweetness
Tropical yogurt bowl with mango, banana and coconut flakes with a spoon.

FAQ’s

Are yogurt bowls healthy?

Yogurt bowls are as healthy as you make them. That said, if your bowl contains high-sugar yogurt and is loaded with unhealthy toppings then unfortunately it won’t be healthy. But if you follow the guidelines above and fill your bowl with high-protein, low-sugar yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and other nutritious toppings then you have a perfectly healthy, perfectly delicious meal.

How can you make yogurt more filling?

Make it a bowl, of course! Add your fresh fruit, something crunchy like granola, nuts or seeds and a drizzle of nut butter, maple syrup or honey for a filling and satisfying yogurt bowl. I love whipping my yogurt bowl with peanut butter for some added protein like with this whipped yogurt bowl recipe.

When should you eat yogurt bowls?

I like eating them for breakfast, but you can eat yogurt bowls any time of the day! The protein, healthy fats and good carbs will fill you up and satisfy you no matter what time you eat one. Plus, with unlimited topping variations, you’ll never get bored!

Is it okay to eat yogurt every day?

The probiotics in yogurt supply your GI tract with healthy bacteria which leads to improved gut and immune health. Also, did I mention it’s protein-packed and calcium-rich? So, yes, go ahead and eat yogurt every day!

Is yogurt good for weight loss?

Yogurt contains nutrients like calcium, probiotics and protein which are great for a healthy body. Choosing a high-protein yogurt will also make you fuller longer, keeping you from being hungry between meals and mindlessly snacking throughout the day. 

What’s the difference between a yogurt bowl and a parfait?

Yogurt bowls and parfaits are very similar. The main difference is that with yogurt bowls everything is added on top of the yogurt and with parfaits they usually have layers of different toppings in between the yogurt. If you’re interested I do have this clementine greek yogurt parfait and strawberry quinoa parfait.

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Yogurt Bowls (4 Ways)

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Sharing how to make the best yogurt bowls with four different topping variations. They're protein-packed, easy to make and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Overhead view of 4 different varieties of yogurt bowls.
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Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

Berries, granola and honey

  • 1cupplain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • ¼cupraspberries, strawberries and blueberries
  • ¼cupgranola
  • Drizzle of honey

Tropical

  • 1cupplain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • ½banana, sliced
  • ¼cupchopped mango
  • 2Tablespoonsunsweetened toasted coconut shreds

Chunky Monkey

  • 1cupplain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • ½banana, sliced
  • 1Tablespoonnatural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2Tablespoonschocolate chips or cocoa nibs

Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • 1cupplain Greek yogurt, full fat, 2% or 0%
  • 1Tablespoonnatural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1Tablespoonsstrawberry chia jam, or your favorite store-bought jam

Instructions
 

  • Add yogurt to a bowl and top with toppings. Use a spoon to swirl the toppings in and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Nutrition information is for the Berries, granola and honey bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 bowlCalories: 344kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 23gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 159mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19g
Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: yogurt bowls
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    13 comments
    1. Jyoti
      June 11, 2017 AT 3:22 pm

      What would you suggest as a lactose free alternative for these bowls? any good yoghurt alternatives?

      Reply
    2. Rebecca
      September 25, 2016 AT 11:32 am

      LOVE this! siggis is bomb

      Reply
    3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
      September 13, 2016 AT 7:27 pm

      I lovelovelove Siggi’s and this breakfast bowl! So simple, so healthy and so packed with protein! PERFECTION.

      Reply
    4. Les @ The Balanced Berry
      September 7, 2016 AT 12:47 am

      Yogurt bowls really are the best easy breakfast. I definitely ate a lot of them when I first started making an effort to eat better – the options are really endless! I love using raw oats – I can’t get enough of the texture. And siggi’s is a must! Definitely my favorite yogurt.

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 9, 2016 AT 1:47 pm

        Yes!!! I love recommending yogurt bowls to my clients who are looking for easy and healthy breakfast options. And raw oats are such a good addition, almost like muesli.

        Reply
    5. Dre
      September 6, 2016 AT 9:01 pm

      Love Siggi’s. My go to is vanilla. I sometimes get the mixed berry or the pumpkin in the fall. I eat topped with fruit or just out of the carton with some pistachios.

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 6, 2016 AT 9:58 pm

        Oh! I can’t wait to get my hands on the pumpkin this fall!!

        Reply
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