Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and this honey figs and pistachio yogurt hits the spot every time… plus it looks amazing, which does makes it taste a little bit better.
High in fiber, potassium, calcium, B vitamins & lots of antioxidants, figs have for centuries been known as a health benefiting fruit. And lightly roasted in honey, they add a perfect sweetness without being overpowering.
Adding the cinnamon is also a great touch and aside from tasting great, cinnamon is believed to help improve energy levels & circulation while also reducing sugar cravings, by stabilizing the body’s blood sugar levels. Traditionally it has been used to help treat the common cold and is also a well known natural remedy for headaches & migraines.
Honey Figs and Pistachio Yogurt
- 2 fresh figs
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) organic plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbsp pistachio nuts
- 1/2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
I always go for a plain Greek yogurt, which is higher in protein compared to other yogurts. It is also a good source of probiotic cultures, which are live organisms that aid digestion & promote a healthy intestinal flora. Probiotics in supplement form or from foods help enhance the immune system and can be very helpful for preventing and treating many digestive problems, as well as candida & recurrent urinary tract infections. They are usually listed under “live” or “active cultures” in the ingredient list, but be careful to avoid sweetened yogurts & supplement powders with added sugars (other than lactose). Other food sources rich in probiotic cultures include; kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut (not all brands), miso soup & tempeh.
Probiotic supplements are a great way to give your digestion and immune system a helping hand & are far more potent compared to foods. When buying probiotics you get what you pay for, so the more micro-organisms per capsule the better – and pricier. A personal favorite is Ultimate Flora supplements.