feature: 7+ greek yogurt recipes for a tasty Mediterranean breakfast

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One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast is Greek Yogurt. I usually buy plain yogurt and add stuff to it so it feels like a different breakfast every day.

The Mediterranean Diet is one of my favorites! But even if you’re not interested in that, Greek Yogurt is an excellent breakfast choice!

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean Diet is a regional diet focused on eating like they did in Greece and Italy (in the mid-1900s). It emphasizes plants, with moderate consumption of seafood and meat. 

The Mediterranean Diet is a diet that is easily sustainable for a long time. Learn more about the Mediterrean Diet benefits!

Greek yogurt is 100% approved on the Mediterranean Diet. The key on the Mediterranean Diet is to keep the added sugars and saturated fats low.

How to Use Greek Yogurt for Breakfast

If you’re eating the same yogurt two days in a row, you’re missing out. One of the best things about yogurt for breakfast is the variety you can easily get.

Delicious Add-Ins for Greek Yogurt

Fresh Fruit

  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Figs
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Passionfruit
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

Fruit (fresh or frozen) can be added in three different ways:

  • Mash it up and swirl it into the yogurt
  • Blend it into the yogurt (in a blender or with an immersion blender)
  • Slice it and put it on top


  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Jam
  • Maple Syrup

Other Ad-Ins

  • Cereal
  • Chocolate (chips, shavings, sauce, nibs, etc)
  • Cookies (Oreos, Graham, etc)
  • Granola!
  • Smoked Salmon

Dried Fruit

  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut flakes / Shredded coconut
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Raisins

Nuts / Nut Butters

  • Almond
  • Cashew
  • Hazelnut
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Pistachio
  • Walnut


  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds


  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Crystalized Ginger
  • Dill
  • Lemon (preserved, zest, juice)
  • Mint
  • Nutmeg
  • Vanilla

7 Delicious Greek Yogurt Recipes

If you’re nervous about mixing up your own breakfast, try one of these amazing recipes! There are 7 recipes which means you can have a different breakfast every day for a week.

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Banana Split Yogurt

a bowl of yogurt topped with bananas, sprinkles, strawberries, and chocolate

How do you like your banana split? Separate each flavor or mix them together?


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1-2 tsp strawberry jam
  • 1-2tsp cacao nibs


Put all ingredients into a bowl & enjoy!


Raspberry, blueberry, or any other flavor of jam can be substituted for the strawberry.

No cacao nibs? Use another form of chocolate (chips, syrup

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Berry Yummy Yogurt

A bowl of yogurt topped with blueberries and granola

This is a pretty classic yogurt combination: berries & granola!


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 tsp honey (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup granola


  1. Mix berries and honey into yogurt. Add granola.
  2. Enjoy!


This yogurt is extra delicious if you use frozen berries and blend it before adding the granola.

The berry options are limitless: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, a mixture of berries, go wild with it!

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Black Forest Yogurt

A bowl of cherries

A play on black forest cake - but breakfast friendly and guilt-free!


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cherries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp shaved dark chocolate


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy!


This is extra great if you blend half the cherries into the yogurt until they're well mixed. Then, stir the remaining half in.

You could substitute the vanilla and chocolate for a chocolate sauce or syrup.

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CinnApple Yogurt

Green apples and cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon and apples are a classic combination and they're delicious in yogurt!


  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Brown sugar, to taste


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy!


For an added bonus, add some granola and it's like healthy breakfast apple pie!

If you're serving two, try using half of two different apples in each yogurt (granny smith + jazz is a personal favorite).

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Maple Walnut Yogurt

A bowl of ice cream with maple walnuts

Maple syrup makes everything better, including Greek Yogurt!


  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • Toasted walnuts


  1. Mix yogurt, syrup, and walnuts.
  2. Enjoy!


Use the thickest Greek yogurt you can find and this is like having ice cream (for breakfast). Or, get some no-sugar-added frozen yogurt.

Pecans are also excellent with yogurt and maple syrup.

Use pure maple syrup! Pancake syrup and other syrups are corn syrup and maple flavoring which isn't as tasty or as nutritious.

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Trail Mix Yogurt

A pile of trail mix

Walnuts and peanuts are the common nuts found in trail mix.


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Trail Mix


  1. Mix yogurt with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of trail mix.
  2. Enjoy!


You can buy a pre-made trail mix or make your own. Common trail mix ingredients are peanuts, walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, sunflower seeds, and more.

Toss in whatever you have on hand!

Why 1/4 to 1/2 cup? If your trail mix is made of really big pieces (halved pecans), you'll want more (like 1/2 cup). If your trail mix is all tiny ingredients (sunflower seeds, peanuts), you'll need less (like 1/4 cup).

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Tropical Dream Yogurt

A bowl of yogurt with coconut, kiwi and banana

Pretend you're on vacation in the tropics with this tasty breakfast!


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 kiwi or 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes


  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy!


Toss in some walnuts, almonds, or granola for added crunch.

Grab some of those exotic tropical fruits from the grocery store and try them in your yogurt (dragonfruit is delicious and passionfruit is one of my favorites).

8 Recipes Using Greek Yogurt as an Ingredient

Even the most avid fan of Greek Yogurt and the Mediterranean Diet sometimes just doesn’t want yogurt.

These 8 recipes all incorporate yogurt but it’s not the star of the show. Give one of them a try today!

There’s a Greek Yogurt Recipe for Every Occasion

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You can eat Greek yogurt for breakfast every day! And if you want something else, there are plenty of satisfying Greek yogurt recipes to try.

Go ahead, spend a week (or two, or fifty) eating a variety of Greek yogurt!

Let me know if you have a favorite Greek Yogurt (or Mediterranean Breakfast) recipe!

Want more delicious Mediterranean food? Check out these Mediterranean Snack Ideas (recipes & purchasable) next.

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