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Protein Packed Greek Yogurt Bowl

Jump Start your day with this Greek Yogurt Bowl topped with hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, kiwi and blueberries. This power bowl is a delicious and refreshing breakfast meal. It's often a challenge to get enough protein at breakfast, but Greek yogurt makes it simple!

This yogurt bowl is also a great post-workout snack with 26 grams of protein per serving. An effective post-workout snack includes both protein to help with muscle repair and carbohydrates to refill glycogen stores.

Below, I'm sharing some fun nutrition and health facts on each topping!

Kiwi Nutrition Benefits

Did you know that kiwis contain more Vitamin C than an orange! Bananas are known for their high potassium content, but this fuzzy brown fruit has even more potassium than bananas!

Blueberries: Health and Nutrition Facts

Blueberries are found in two forms: wild and cultivated. Wild blueberries are actually quite hard to find! Canada is one of the rare places that wild blueberries can be found. Blueberries are a good source of fibre as well as Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Wild blueberries provide more fibre, with 6 grams per cup compared to 4 grams per cup in cultivated blueberries!

Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition Facts

This nutritional gem is very high in both Iron and magnesium. Their high Iron content make them an excellent source for vegetarians who often find it harder to meet their Iron needs! Now back to the topic of exercise, pumpkin seeds are a great food source for athletes who experience achy legs as magnesium helps with relaxing the muscles! They are also a great vegetarian protein source with 9 grams of protein per ounce.

Hemp Hearts: Nutrition Value

Hemp seeds are a very high source of protein, providing 10 grams of protein in 3 tablespoons! Hemp hearts are also high in magnesium and zinc. Their high protein and magnesium content make them another good food source for athletes. Hemp seeds may have promising health benefits for vegetarians, who often find it harder to consume adequate zinc to promote wound healing and a strong immune system!

Almonds Nutrition Facts

Almonds are super smart choice when it comes to nutrition, with their high protein content as well as high amounts of magnesium, calcium and Vitamin E. Almonds are a rich source of monosaturated fats, which are associated with many health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Research shows that almonds can reduce inflammation in our bodies; lower cholesterol and help with blood sugar control!

Recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt

  • 2 tbsp of Hemp Hearts

  • 1 heaping tsp of sliced Almonds

  • 1 heaping tsp of Pumpkin seeds

  • 1/2 Kiwi

  • 1/2 cup Blueberries

Directions:

  1. Slice Kiwis into circles

  2. Add yogurt to bowl and top with kiwi and blueberries

  3. Sprinkle with hemp hearts, pumkin seeds and sliced almonds

  4. Enjoy cold! (I sometimes like to add a little honey to add sweetness or top with some homemade granola for some extra crunch!)

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