Have you jumped on the yogurt/smoothie bowl bandwagon yet? I know that I have! I love making these, they are super easy, absolutely delicious, and they can be extremely beautiful! Like this green apple yogurt bowl I created with St. Patty’s day in mind. Whether you have enjoyed a yogurt bowl yet or not, you are going to want to try this bowl. Especially if you count macros or meal prep. So, add this yogurt bowl to your meal plan this week!
- 10 oz Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- 1 tsp Alkalising Blend (super-Food blend) , this is what makes the yogurt green, optional
- 25 g Granny Smith Apple, sliced (about ¼ of an apple)
- 20 g Blueberries, sliced (about ¼ cup)
- 20 g Almonds, sliced, sliced (about ¼ cup)
- ½ tsp Bee Pollen, optional
- In a medium bowl stir together the yogurt and the super food blend. Combine until the powder is well incorporated and the yogurt is a smooth shade of light green. (If you do not have the super-food blend you can leave this out of the recipe and skip this step. Leaving out the super-food blend does not change the macro count, however your yogurt will not be the green color as displayed.)
- Once well combined scoop your yogurt mix into you serving bowl or meal prep container.
- Top the yogurt with your: sliced green apples and blueberries.
- Then sprinkle with almonds slices and bee pollen.
- Enjoy! Or, make more and have them for meal prep for the week.
- Are you trying to get better at meal planning?
- Do you find your self eating the same recipes every few weeks?
- Are you having trouble finding recipes for meal prep?
- Or are you counting macros?
If you are bored of eating the same recipes every week and answered yes to any of these question, then you are going to want to check out my notes below. Tips on how you can incorporate this green apple yogurt bowl into your meal plan and meal prep this week. If you are counting macros I have also included notes on how you can easily adjust protein, carbs, and fats to meet your macro requirements.
NOTES FOR MEAL PLANNING:
Meal planning doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time. In fact, meal planning can be fun when you are provided with new easy recipes each week. Meal Planning can also help save money, prevent food waste, and save you time.
The best thing about yogurt parfaits is they are super easy to plan for, they take only a few minutes to prep, and you can mix and match the yogurt with just about any of your favorite fruits.
NOTES FOR MEAL PREP:
This is a wonderful recipe for meal prepping. You can store the individual servings in the fridge for 5 days.
However, you might want to keep the almonds separate from everything else to prevent them from becoming soggy.
You may also want to toss the apple slices with a little lemon or lime juice to help prevent them fro turning brown.
Portion out the fruit and yogurt into containers with lids and and store those in the fridge for up to 5 days. Then place your almonds in plastic zip lock bags in your pantry, pre-portioned out. When it is time to enjoy, simply sprinkle the almonds over top of your yogurt and fruit.
NOTES FOR COUNTING MACROS:
The protein in this yogurt bowl comes mainly from the yogurt, which means this is easily adjustable based on the amount of yogurt you use.
- With every 1 ounce of yogurt you can increase or decrease the protein by 3 grams. With this parfait you can choose to have as little or as much protein as you would like without effecting the recipe.
The carbohydrate in this recipe comes mainly from the yogurt, blueberries and apples. Although, making adjustments to the yogurt will also adjust the protein. Therefore my recommendation would be to adjust the amount of fruit.
- Every 25 grams (1/8 apple) there is 3 grams of carbs.
- For every 20 grams (1/4 cup) blueberries there is 3 grams of carbs.
Another great thing about these yogurt bowls is you can really add as much fruit as you would like.
If you would like a little more crunch in your yogurt bowl, you could also increase the carbs by added a little granola. My favorite is honey almond flax. For every 10 grams of this granola you increase your carbs by 6.6 grams.
- The fats can be increased by choosing another yogurt, one that is not fat free.
- 2% fat greek yogurt has 2 grams of fat per every 4 ounces.
- 5% fat greek yogurt has 5 grams of fat per every 4 ounces.
This allows you to replace the non-fat greek yogurt with as little or as much fat as you want.
When making adjustments to the macros in this green apple yogurt bowl, you will want to keep in mind the number of servings you are making.
Do you love yogurt bowls? If so you should check out my all time favorite and most easy to toss together: