Messy My Bowl

Good morning!

I needed a break from oats this morning! I love’ em, don’t get me wrong, but weekends are my time to have a little fun with my breakfast so I decided to branch out this morning!


What you have here is a delicious yogurt bowl filled to the brim with deliciousness. I used 1 chobani (mental note to buy more yogurt today!), about 1/2-ish cup of my new favorite granola–Zoe’s Honey Almond, blueberries & blackberries (!!), a drizzle of almond butter, a sprinkle of muesli and a spoonful of raspberry preserves.


It was amazing. Definitely started my Sunday off right!

What is YOUR favorite yogurt messy bowl combo?

I finally updated my food philosophy page after many many moons (it still said I was a culinary student living in Orlando). Check it out!

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  • VeggieGirl
    February 22, 2009 at 6:41 am

    A BREAK FROM OATS?!??!?!?! Blasphemy!!! Haha 😉 Lovely yogurt bowl though!!

  • Moran
    February 22, 2009 at 7:12 am

    At least one kind of cereal, some dried fruits….!
    Hahaha but I am shocked at the no-oats occasion! 😉

  • Nicole
    February 22, 2009 at 7:18 am

    I love Galaxy granola, grapes, and strawberries in my soy-yogurt. Mmmmm! If I’m feeling decadent I’ll add a squirt of soy-a-too and sprinkles 😀

  • Meg
    February 22, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Beautiful messy bowl! Have a great Sunday!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

    OMG my messy yogurt bowls are ridiculous! I eat them mostly in the summer because they get better the longer they sit, and I’m super busy in the mornings!! They’re usually 0% fage, frozen cherries, fresh peaches, rolled oats, puffed mixed grain cereal, cinnamon, and some sugar for extra sweetness. YUM!

  • Shelby
    February 22, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Favorite yogurt bowl mess? Are you ready for this??

    1 soy yogurt (WholeSoy&Co), 1 cup PB Puffins, 1 Pear, and 1 tbsp Vanilla Almond Butter. Mmm, now I want some!

  • Candice
    February 22, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Hey Jenna! I’ve been following your blog for a long time, but when you asked this question, I knew I had to chime in (I’m eating a yogurt “mess” right now!). 😉 My combos are always bizarre-sounding, but they’re so TASTY! My favorite is Fage Greek yogurt (~1 cup?), canned pumpkin, shredded carrots (yes!), applesauce, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, frozen berries, grapes, PB Puffins, and crushed nuts. Green tea powder is yummy too.

  • K
    February 22, 2009 at 8:39 am

    My favorite messy bowl: CC or Greek yogurt with TONS of cinnamon and Kashi Crunch – oh so satisfying!

    Have a great Sunday 🙂

  • rebecca
    February 22, 2009 at 8:49 am

    chobani + puffins + blueberries + raisins + honey OR wallaby banana-vanilla + grapenuts + banana slices + maple (the possibilities are endless…). i also like bob’s red mill muesli– or any good muesli–soaked in any kind of yogurt (30 min or even overnight).

  • Aimee
    February 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Hi Jenna, My favorite messy bowl is plain fage 2% mixed with pumpkin , banana slices, and a few golden raisins topped with 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch and drizzled with crunchy almond butter and TJ’s pumpkin butter- so yum! Or I mix it up with plain greek, mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries), Go Lean Crunch, topped with almond slices and dried cranberries. Have an awesome Sunday!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 22, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Zoe’s is the BEST granola. Into my yogurt mess, I love a warm Vitabrownie and almond butter…maybe a banana if I’m feeling sassy. 🙂

  • Red Head, Yellw Dog
    February 22, 2009 at 9:25 am

    mmm that looks good! I would say my fave is probably greek yogurt, sliced banana, blackberries, quaker squares and a little granola…mmm I wish I hadn’t already had breakfast!

  • Sammie
    February 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I used to eat a “mess” like 2 maybe 3 times a day – as I am sure you know. I loved to mix Kashi Go Lean with greek yogurt and fruit but then I realized that Go Lean cereal was the culprit to some yucky tummy aches – I have to eat soy in small amounts. Starting my day with cold cereal is not the best choice for me – it is like eating air to my body (unless I eat more than a single serving). Now that I have been eating oats and oat bran, I feel satisfied and quite enjoy the simplisity of my bowls these days. I still mix yogurt with a little cereal as a snack but nothing like I used to compile into one bowl.

  • FoodsThatFit
    February 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

    My favorite yogurt combo is Plain Chobani, warm strawberry jam/preserves drizzled on top, and Kashi Go lean cereal mixed in. So good!

  • Mel
    February 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I love plain Chobani, with strawberries. a touch of honey and graham crackers. It’s like a strawberry shortcake.

  • Amelia
    February 22, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I’m a big fan of a mix of yogurt, raisins, coconut granola, and a banana. So delish!

  • Emily
    February 22, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I love PB in my messy bowls. And tons of fruit and some wheat germ, too!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 22, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I love my yogurt for dessert with granola and almond butter as necessities…any fruit or preserve will do!

  • Amie
    February 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I love yogurt messes! My favorite is plain yogurt, cinnamon, granola, slced strawberries, and blueberries.

  • Jenni
    February 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    love the messy bowl! i like putting goji berries and bee pollen in mine. i also like trying different kinds of honey with my yogurt.

  • Sarah (now in FL)
    February 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    This is a beautiful bowl! I want to reach out through the screen, grab it, and shove it down my throat–I mean, er, savor it in a ladylike fashion…

    I like making overnight oats with nonfat plain yogurt, blueberries or strawberries or banana, a squirt of locally harvested honey, loads of cinnamon, and all natural PB! Sometimes I mix jam in if I use a banana, and other times I have tried adding a few spoonfuls of blueberry kefir to the mix, which is delish. I’m not sure that qualifies as a “mess” but it looks like one!

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It)
    February 22, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    You did a great job on updating your food philosophy page.

    As for my fav messy bowl, I don’t have one. I’m so picky with yogurt and the only brand I can eat straight is Chobani but it’s hard to get around here. I do kind of like the Trader Joe’s Greek Non Fat Plain on my waffles so maybe I can try mixing stuff with that. Anyway, all I have mixed with the Chobani is granola and fruit but I like it on it’s own. Looking forward to reading what everyone else puts in their messy bowls, haven’t got a chance to read it yet.