Exercising on weekdays is a bit tricky. I find myself cutting some routines a little short, rushing to eat something quickly, take a shower and go to work. But Saturdays and Sundays are another story: I can indulge, start with a nice run, top it with some weight training, do the full 90-minute P90X yoga. Once it’s all over, I relax and enjoy a nice breakfast. Lately, I’ve been hooked on this yogurt concoction because it is refreshing, not too heavy, a well-deserved reward after working out.
GREEN APPLE & YOGURT BOWL
(from the Bewitching Kitchen)
1 cup non-fat yogurt
1/2 large Granny Smith apple, grated
Toast the sliced almonds lightly, either in an oven or a non-stick skillet. Watch them very carefully, as they go from toasted to burned in seconds. Let them cool slightly.
In a bowl, mix the grated apple (no need to peel) with the yogurt, add some agave nectar to your taste. Sprinkle the almonds on top, a little extra drizzle of agave, and…
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I wish I could give credit to the source for this “recipe” – so simple that it hardly qualifies as such. I saw a version in the net several months ago, never saved it, just kept it in my memory as something to try. Maybe the original had honey and a different kind of nuts, but at any rate, start with the green apple and yogurt, add whatever you feel like, including your favorite cereal, and you can’t go wrong.
I use non-fat yogurt to keep the fat content to a minimum, but you can definitely go for the full fat type, it will be just a tad more decadent, but still good for you.
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