While we were in Ireland I had to be more flexible with my eating. With the heavy breakfasts they have over there at the hotel and many of the options were meat I tried the local plain organic greek yogurt one morning with gluten free buckwheat flakes, fresh local plums, and a drizzle of honey, and my tummy handled it ok. It was so good I had it the next morning, and the next morning… and my tummy was doing ok with it so I just went with it. Some mornings having buckwheat flakes and others having bran flakes, if the local plums weren’t available I had it with figs. I try the porridge one morning but it was made with whole milk and it sat like a rock in my tummy. I also tried the muesli but they only had almond milk on a couple of the days, which is why I tried it the one morning, and for some reason it wasn’t feeling me up at all. Plus I am not going to lie I craved my plums or figs, flakes, and yogurt and I was on vacation. So instead of indulging in a half dozen chocolate croissants, they were fresh and so delicious, I stuck with the yogurt, cereal, and plums or figs on most mornings. If only So Delicious or dairy free yogurts were available in Ireland other than the one soy I can find that I was not a fan of to say the least. A few days after we got back home I missed my yogurt, figs, and flakes. We had plums since my youngest feel in love with them and honey in Ireland I just had to run and get buckwheat or bran flakes. So that is what I did. We have made it with almond milk yogurts, coconut milk greek yogurt, and plain greek. I have to say this is best with a plain greek/coconut milk greek yogurt but vanilla will work, but I think the flavors work best together with the plain tangy yogurt. If you add honey or maple syrup to it and use vanilla yogurt it can be too sweet, but you can play around as it all comes to personal taste.
Yogurt and Plum Breakfast Bowl
Makes 1 serving
1c, or one single serve container, of plain or vanilla yogurt of choice (used So Delicious Almond Milk Plain Yogurt for one shown)
1 large plum, sliced or bite size pieces
3/4c of bran or buckwheat flakes (used Trader Joe’s Bran Flakes for ones pictured)
1 TBSP honey or pure maple syrup, optional
Layer yogurt, cereal, and plums in a bowl or place them all in a bowl next to each other. Drizzle optional honey or maple syrup over top if desired. If making this ahead to take to work, school, ect place yogurt and plum in a sealed container and add cereal right before eating so it doesn’t get soggy. Enjoy!