Yogurt crunch with mixed berries

Mixed Berry Yogurt Crunch

So you have traded in your holiday destinations for the office or your daily grind, and while getting back into your routine, I am sure you are working hard on your New Year’s resolutions, or should I say goals.  Although it is unlikely, but not impossible, to reach all your goals this year it is still important to have them.  It keeps you motivated and gives you direction, even if its for a short while at the start of the year.

My goals for this year are

  • leading an overall healthier lifestyle
  • recycyling – recycling – recyling
  • spending more time outdoors with my camera and less time on my computer, ipad and laptop


If you are ever tempted by the fruit and yogurt cups with granola topping in the chill cabinets of your local convenience store, forget about them.  They are more than likely loaded with sugar and saturated fats.  Rather make your own – this version is low in sugar,  uses home made yogurt (or buy a coconut yogurt or low fat one) and is topped with the best granola crunch you will ever taste.



I understand that most people don’t want to make their own yogurt but its a beautiful ritual that is fun and can become addictive.  If you are tempted to try, here is our healthy yogurt recipe, free from additives and sugar  Make your own yogurt.


Look at the nutritional values on your packet of store bought granola  and you will be shocked to find that most have too much sugar and very little fibre.  The solution ?  Make your own and you will be in control of what you use.  I only use organic rolled oats, nuts and seeds with flaked coconut, goji berries and cranberries and whatever nuts that I have at the time.  Try our Healthy granola recipe Make your own Healthy Breakfast Granola


And of course to top this breakfast off, use an assortment of beautiful berries, being the best fruits to balance your blood sugar and your waistline.


5.0 from 3 reviews
Mixed Berry Yogurt Crunch
Recipe type: Healthy Breakfast
  1. Layer the Granola, and yogurt and top with berries

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  • Reply Jane January 16, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    These pictures make me want to eat healthier too. Time for reflection on my current eating habits. Thanks for the motivation

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon January 16, 2016 at 1:42 PM

      Its a pleasure Jane, its all about lifestyle change, and I find it so hard not to make delicious cakes and sugary things . The trouble is when I have them in the house I have to eat them.

  • Reply Bill Symonds January 16, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Yes it would be far to difficult to try the yogurt recipe but I like the idea of this being very healthy.

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon January 16, 2016 at 1:40 PM

      Bill there are loads of good yogurts in the stores, but try and make the granola its worth it.

  • Reply ratna January 16, 2016 at 5:56 PM

    I totally agree with you about the home made vs store brought. Full of anti oxidants, these berries are amazing. Is that an orange blossom in the last picture? Thanks for sharing Ev..

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon January 16, 2016 at 6:23 PM

      Hi Ratna, no its a star jasmine, I have growing in my garden. Thanks for your support. xxx

  • Reply Elizabeth January 17, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    I love reading about your resolutions, Ev! Specially grabbing your camera and exploring outdoors! Anything in verrine is so visually appetizing and the layers makes it even more so. Thank you for your Yogurt and Granola recipes. I look forward to what your camera will be capturing with all the natural light out there! xx 🙂

    • Reply Shades of Cinnamon January 17, 2016 at 9:47 PM

      So excited Elizabeth, my new lens just arrived. A beautiful Canon 180mm macro. No excuse for not having beautiful flower images now.

  • Reply Simone | In Simone's Kitchen January 18, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    You are absolutely right; the storebought granola is just filled with stuff we do not need. I love making my own as I can vary it easily and it is so much better, that once you’ve made your own once, you’re hooked for life.
    Making my own yoghurt is still high on my to do list though! Will check out your recipe for it!

  • Reply Georgina Tavares Ribas February 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Hi Ev, beautiful food photography! You captured so well this delicate and colourful dish that with home made yoghurt must be out of this world!

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