Trikala Greek Yogurt – My Power Breakfast For One

April 28, 2013

Food, Heritage, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Morning Sustainability…

berries-and-yogurt

Greek Yogurt or Goat’s Milk Yogurt, ensure it’s plain, topped with fresh berries, unpasteurized local honey, organic local walnuts and/or granola. So healthy with the added benefits of protein and active probiotic cultures. Plain Greek yogurt is available almost everywhere now.

Greek Yogurt with Berries, Local Walnuts and Unpasteurized Honey!

I’m one of those guys who would eat a full breakfast daily and still feel low energy during morning meetings and workouts. Maybe it was what I was eating? My breakfasts varied from cereals to breakfast sandwiches and muffins which food corporations advertised as “power breakfast”, “energy nutrition”, “sunshine in a meal”. It took a while for me to realize the food companies were lying. What I was really eating was sugar and gmo corn.

It’s unfortunate that most food corporations and fast food brands spend more money on advertising and marketing than food quality. Many breakfast cereals are made of chemicals, sugar and gmo corn, disguised to taste like good food. Fast food breakfast sandwiches are made from gmo soybeans and processed meats and cheeses from gmo corn-fed animals, how unhealthy.

I started to look beyond the marketing and more at the foods I was eating and asked myself; would I trust a corporation to make my food over an individual? The answer was no. I immediately thought of my Yiayia (grandmother) and the traditional breakfasts I ate in my teens. At that moment I craved homemade Trikala Greek Yogurt.

No Added Sugar!

Natural energy with no added sugar, my power breakfast for one, getting me through to lunch.

Serving: 1 • Time: 2 minutes

Medieval Fort at Trikala Thessaly, Greece

Medieval Fort at Trikala Thessaly, Greece

  • 6 oz. plain Greek yogurt or Goat’s Milk Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey (preferably local and unpasteurized)
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries
  • 1 tbsp (.25 oz) smashed local organic walnuts or local granola

Place yogurt in a dish, top with berries, walnuts and honey. Substituting walnuts with granola would taste great too.

A traditional recipe from Trikala

There’s nothing new about Greek Yogurt. In my early years I would spend some of my summer vacations in the old country visiting my Yiayia. Every morning I’d wake up to fresh Trikala Greek Yogurt as I would call it with fresh fruit, walnuts and honey. The true power breakfast of champions. ^

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2 Comments on “Trikala Greek Yogurt – My Power Breakfast For One”

  1. Ani Danelz Says:

    Greek yogurt and granola/nuts is my favorite breakfast! Enough protein to keep you going without all the overly processed carbs that drag you down! I bet authentic greek yogurt is to die for!!

    Reply

    • JOHN ZEUS Says:

      Thanks Ani for visiting my blog! My favourite breakfast too. Authentic greek yogurt on it’s own is fantastic and so good for the gastrointestinal tract.

      Reply

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