Wow…What a powerful bowl of antioxidants and fiber in this delicious, yogurt and berry medley. I love this and eat it almost everyday. If you’re looking to dry out for a few days, this medley is perfect to eat for breakfast, lunch or both. The fiber from the berries and cereal keeps you really full for hours. The skinny for each serving, 309 calories, 6 grams fat and 13 grams of fiber! It has 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS including the walnuts and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS, if you leave the walnuts out. It’s a delicious way to start the day and it looks so pretty too!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
1 container nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt or your favorite, see shopping tip
1 cup mixed fresh berries, I used blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
¼ cup All Bran cereal
2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, see shopping tip
1 tablespoon walnuts or almonds, chopped
1. In a cereal size bowl add the yogurt. Top yogurt with remaining ingredients.
Makes 1 serving
Greek yogurt is a thicker and creamier alternative to typical American-style yogurts. It’s made by straining the whey off yogurt repeatedly to create its thick texture. Much of the natural sugar is removed during this process. Greek yogurt sales have shot up 100% every year for the past three years.
Greek yogurt has a higher protein content than a traditional yogurt. Per ounce, Greek yogurt provides an additional gram of protein over typical nonfat yogurt. Greek yogurt provides substantial amounts of calcium and the calcium in yogurt is more easily absorbed due to live yogurt cultures.
Berries are loaded with fiber. They top the charts in antioxidant power, protecting your body against inflammation and free radicals.
Pomegranate seeds are often called a super fruit because they’re loaded with antioxidants. They’re high in vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, vitamin E and have a lot of fiber along with potassium, iron and calcium.
Walnuts are very heart-healthy. They’re a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and are high in antioxidants.
All Bran cereal is high in fiber which fills you up and keeps your body feeling fuller longer. Bran also has protein.
I love Trader Joe’s Organic Greek Style nonfat vanilla yogurt. With just 130 calories for a 5.3 ounce container, it’s dreamy. Most supermarkets carry a great selection of Greek yogurt. I like vanilla, but any flavor will taste great for this recipe.
I found pomegranate seeds at Trader Joe’s, but most supermarkets and Costco sell the seeds in containers in the produce section.
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5, without walnuts
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
309 calories, 6g fat, 17g protein, 43g carbs, 13g fiber, 89mg sodium, 34g sugar
|FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe.
The calories will vary depending on the brand of yogurt you choose. I based it on Trader Joe’s Organic nonfat vanilla yogurt (5.3 oz)