Greek yogurt protein granola fruit bowls are a delicious breakfast recipe made with Greek yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit! These protein yogurt bowls are so yummy, quick, and macro-friendly.
On a trip to Tulum, Mexico, I had this fruit and Greek yogurt granola bowl every single morning at the hotel. Once I returned back home, I started experimenting with different fruit combinations, adding collagen peptides, drizzling honey or maple syrup, and checking out the different types of store-brand granola. This is my favorite protein yogurt bowl recipe, but feel free to customize yours.
Another healthy breakfast recipe I have on repeat is this 5-minute protein oatmeal bowl. It's so nice to have quick breakfast recipes that taste great and keep me full.
What You Will Love
These Greek yogurt granola fruit bowls (say that ten times fast!) are filling, delicious, packed with fiber, lean protein, and lots of fruit. You can whip one of these breakfast bowls up in about 5 minutes and use seasonal fruit. Also, you can mix in a good protein powder to the yogurt base (optional). The protein yogurt base makes this healthy breakfast well-balanced, keeping you full longer.
Plain Greek yogurt: I recommend a 0% fat Greek yogurt, but any Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt) will work for this recipe. You can also use homemade yogurt. I really like Oikos Greek yogurt and get the 0% plain unsweetened version. There's also a vanilla unsweetened version which is tasty too.
Granola: Regular store-bought granola can be used. I picked up some cinnamon roll granola clusters from the grocery store, Kroger, and it's everything you ever wanted kind of good. Apparently, there is a whole section of the grocery store for granola, so find one that inspires you!
Fruit: This is the most exciting part of this bowl- fruit combinations!! My favorite toppings are fresh strawberry and apple combinations. In Tulum, we had papaya, pineapple, apple, and mango.
Collagen peptides or protein powder (optional): If you need to add a little bit of protein to the yogurt, collagen peptides or protein powder are a great option to make this a super high protein yogurt. Greek yogurt already has about 20 grams of protein per ¾ cup of yogurt without protein powder.
My personal favorite protein is collagen powder because it blends easily without clumping. If you get unflavored protein collagen powder, there isn't much of an aftertaste.
See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for quantities.
Step 1: Gather the ingredients.
Steps 2, 3 & 4: Add Greek yogurt, protein powder (if using), and a little bit of water. Mix well until creamy.
Steps 5 & 6: Add chopped fruit and granola clusters.
How To Make Greek Yogurt Fruit Granola Bowls
Add yogurt to the bottom of the bowl.
Greek yogurt is a thick yogurt, so thin it out a little with a bit of water.
Add protein powder (if using). Mix yogurt until smooth and creamy.
Add chopped fruit (like sliced strawberries and apples).
Top with granola clusters.
Tips and Tricks
- Use a Greek-style yogurt for an ultra-creamy thick texture.
- If using collagen peptides or vanilla protein powder, mix the Greek yogurt and powder together first in the bowl.
- You can thin out the Greek yogurt by adding a tad bit of water or skim milk.
- If looking for dairy-free or vegan options, try coconut yogurt.
Variations and Substitutions
There are so many different ways to make this protein yogurt and fruit bowl! Try out different combinations to your liking. Here are a few ideas for fruits to add:
- fresh berries: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry
- banana slices
- apples: Cosmic Crisp, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Pink Lady
- golden pineapple (or honey pineapple- that's the really sweet pineapple)
- grapes: black grapes, green grapes, or red grapes
Here are some other topping ideas:
- brown sugar
- chia seeds
- chocolate chips
- flaked coconut
- drizzle of honey
- peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter mixed into the plain yogurt
Change up the protein powders. There are many different kinds of protein powder including whey, soy, pea, or collagen powder. If you are lactose intolerant, you can substitute a non-dairy yogurt and a vegan protein powder. Here are some considerations when determining if a plant-based protein is better than whey.
Store fruit, yogurt, and granola separately in an airtight container. Place the yogurt and prepared fruit in the fridge. When ready to make, assemble this tasty breakfast in a large bowl.
You can add nut butter, protein powder, or collagen protein to add protein to yogurt.
The key to dissolving protein powder in yogurt is to gradually add the protein powder while stirring. Some protein powders dissolve better than others, like collagen protein peptides.
Greek yogurt goes well with granola, fruit, and a sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
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Greek Protein Yogurt Fruit Granola Bowls
- 1 cup Greek yogurt fat-free, plain, unsweetened
- ⅓ cup granola clusters
- 6 strawberries
- 1 apple
- 1 scoop protein powder optional, see note 1
- Add the Greek yogurt to a large bowl. Mix in the protein powder (if using). Add a tad bit of water, continuing to mix until smooth and creamy.
- Wash and cut the strawberries and apple. Top the yogurt with the chopped fruit.
- Sprinkle granola clusters on top.
- My favorite protein powder is unflavored collagen peptides because it's practically tasteless and blends well. You can use another type of protein powder if you like, or omit it altogether.
Such a simple, delicious, and protein-packed breakfast! Yum!
This is a fantastic, quick and easy breakfast or snack.
Thank you Nikki
Healthy and delicious! Thank you so much for this great recipe! I made this for our house this morning and it was a hit!
Yum, I love this simple and healthy breakfast granola bowl. I do something similar in the warmer summer months. So much fun to experiment with fresh seasonal fruits. Love this recipe!!
I eat this for lunch every day and I never get tired of it!
It's on my daily meals too!