Yogurt For Breakfast: Our Delicious Recipe Ideas

Yogurt for breakfast? Delicious combinations

What a great idea! Yogurt has been a popular morning staple for decades, and homemade breakfasts often feature yogurt – an understated and simple breakfast idea. These pots of goodness are a delectable way to get some protein and calcium into you! Yogurts also contain live ferments that can qualify as probiotics[1].

When yogurt cultures (Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus) are present in quantities of at least 108 CFU per gram, the yogurt qualifies as a yogurt with probiotics. Add fruits, grains and seeds to this mix and create yogurt breakfast ideas for an uncomplicated and nutritious start to the day.

Fruit fillers: sweet and gut healthy*

Yogurt and fruit couple goals – this pair should be soulmates. Adding fruit to your favourite yogurt creates a gut healthy* & balanced breakfast that celebrates the benefits of yogurt and the brilliance of fruit. Here’s a creative fruit and yogurt breakfast idea – a simple but delish gut healthy* & balanced yogurt breakfast idea that marries these seven basic ingredients into one happily ever after:

For 2 servings of this deliciousness, you’ll need:

  • 1–2x 110g Activia Intensely Creamy Yogurt (your flavour choice)

  • 1 large pawpaw (about 40g)

  • 1 apple, diced (about 100g)

  • 2 bananas, chopped (about 200g)

  • ½ cup raw oats uncooked (about 80g)

  • ¼ cup chia seeds (about 10g)

  • ½ cup almond flakes (about 60g)


  • Cut your pawpaw in half and deseed, creating a little boat of ambrosian pawpaw juiciness.

  • Chop up some banana and apple and toss into the hollow of the deseeded pawpaw.

  • Layer in a pot or two of Activia’s Intensely Creamy Yogurt (your flavour choice).

  • Lightly toast half a cup of raw oats and almond flakes, bedecking the yogurt when toasted.

  • Sprinkle with chia seeds and enjoy your breakfast yogurt with fruit. (Each pawpaw half can serve as 1 portion).

Add some kids: gut healthy* yogurt breakfast creations

Here’s a fun gut healthy* breakfast activity: replace the pawpaw with smaller papayas for each child. Lay out the ingredients from our fruit and yogurt breakfast boat recipe and make space to play and create with each child fashioning their own breakfast boat! While they play, teach them about the benefits of yogurt for breakfast, making them aware of the importance of happy little guts! Remember, what you put in is what you get out, and gut healthy* yogurt breakfasts are a great way to enjoy a healthy life with a balanced diet.

Winning combos

Yogurt plus fibrous foods (such as raspberries and bananas) makes for a winning combo. Some fibres are known to be good to our body[1], and paired with yogurts, are simple gut healthy* breakfasts that focus on inner wellbeing. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has recognised oat grain fibre and wheat bran fibre (amongst others) as fibres that benefit our health. Add these and/or fruits to your favourite pot of deliciously good[2] Activia yogurts for a healthy start to the day.

[1] Fibres such as rye fibre, barley grain fibre, oat grain fibre, sugar beet fibre and wheat bran fibre support normal bowel function when consumed as part of food containing 3g/100kcal, or 6g/100g of it.

[2] Activia contains calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.

2021 Danone Ltd. All Rights Reserved. *Activia contains calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes. Enjoy as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

†Contains naturally occurring sugars.