Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Breakfast Worth Getting out of Bed for

Breakfast is hands down my favorite meal. In Turkey a few years ago, I became obsessed with the breakfast selections: thick and creamy greek yogurt, tahini, fruit molasses, nuts, feta, beautiful vegetables, and endless fruit. Decadent yet healthy at the same time, it was very literally worth getting out of bed for.

I re-discovered tahini lurking in the back of my fridge and it immediately brought back vivid memories of the amazing Turkish food (because let's be real: you always remember the food). I instantly set about to recreate my favorite Turkish breakfast with a few delicious additions. While it's incredibly simple to put together, the flavor combinations feel anything but. It's perfect for those days when you're looking for a quick and satisfying breakfast to help tackle the day ahead.

Ingredients (serves 1):

1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp. pekmez (* see note below)
1-2 tbsp. tahini
4 tbsp. roughly chopped raw mixed nuts (I used walnuts and pecans)
1 tbsp. unsalted sunflower seeds
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
1 tsp. sesame seeds
1 tsp. flax seeds
1 tsp. chia seeds
1 sliced nectarine or whatever fruit you have on hand

Start by putting the yogurt into a bowl. Add nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, and fruit to the bowl. Drizzle with tahini and pekmez.

Notes: I used pekmez, or grape molasses, but you can substitute date or pomegranate molasses (or even honey).  Feel free to use whatever fruit you have on hand instead of nectarines- even dried fruit would be delicious.


Dig in! 

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