I like to start my day with soy yogurt, fresh fruit (strawberries and banana are my favorite), granola and raisins.
But somehow I’m not able to find soy yogurt in LA anymore. What happened to it?! It was already hard to find: Trader Joe’s sold 24 oz containers so I bought one in the first week after our arrival. And at Wholefoods in Venice I bought small 6 oz containers of WholeSoy Yogurt. The Key Lime soy yogurt was the most delicious one.
I couldn’t find the WholeSoy Yogurt at the other Wholefoods locations closer to our home. So yesterday I returned to the Wholefoods in Venice to buy this yogurt but then… I found out they don’t sell it anymore! 🙁
I went back to Trader Joe’s… Where one of the shop assistants told me they where out of stock. For weeks already, at all the Trader Joe’s stores. And he couldn’t tell me when they would sell it again.
So now I’m trying other yogurts, like coconut yogurt (pretty good!) and goat milk yogurt (yuk! tast like goat cheese, which I like but not for breakfast).
And in the meantime I will keep looking for soy yogurt. Soy milk is so well represented in the stores (much better than in Holland!), so why not soy yogurt? 🙁
During my quest for non-dairy yogurt I had to come up with an alternative. I ended up with overnight oats. Which is also a really good way to start your day. So now the yogurt and oats are taking turns.
And if you forget to make a bowl of oats in the evening, don’t worry! Just combine everything and heat it in a pan for 5 minutes 🙂 Easy peasy breakfast!
A healthy breakfast to start your day!
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 cup soy milk
- Combine the oats, raisins, chia seeds and coconut in a bowl.
- Add the soy milk and stir well.
- Making overnight oats? Cover the bowl and leave it to rest in the fridge. Get the bowl out of the fridge the next morning, stir well and add fruit, nuts etc. you like.
- Forgot to make overnight oats? Just follow step 1 (don't use a bowl but get a pan) and 2 and heat it on medium fire for 5 minutes. Keep stirring! Transfer to a bowl and add fruit, nuts etc. you like.
Need some inspiration for your toppings? - fresh fruit - dried fruit - chocolate chips - nuts - seeds - honey or maple syrup