Yogurt Bowls

Not to be confused with smoothie bowls; these yogurt bowls are full of variety and fun!


If you don’t like yogurt, this might be enough to make you reconsider. And if you do like yogurt, then this is definitely for you! (So get ready to be addicted.)

Imagine yogurt, but better; better flavor, better texture, and even better nutritionally.

You’ll quickly see how open-ended this is, which allows for maximum versatility. Instead of a traditional recipe with specific ingredients and precise measurements, this is a step-by-step on how to take your favorite yogurt up a notch – or more like all the way up to the penthouse honestly – by simply adding to what you’re already doing. And that’s really the trick to making healthier eating stick; look for what you can add to your current eating habits and regimen to improve it rather than what to take away. Make positive changes, not negative ones.

This “recipe” is about as flexible and full of variety as it can get. Truly, you can tailor it to any dietary restrictions or sensitivities, macro needs (if that’s something you keep track of), individual palates, and cravings or whatever you have a taste for in that moment.

And after trying this, you’ll never go back to the old ways of eating yogurt.

It may be best to read the directions first, or watch this short reel to get a visual of how to create the ultimate yogurt bowl.

Yogurt Bowl



  • The base of the bowl is yogurt. Nutritionally speaking, unsweetened plain yogurt – regular or dairy-free – is recommended. And with the toppings factored in, sweetened really isn’t necessary. But unsweetened yogurt can be an acquired taste for some, so if it is, try half sweetened and half unsweetened yogurt at first and gradually work towards using unsweetened entirely. Looking for a yogurt with minimal added sugar is also an option. Or just start off using your favorite yogurt! (And branch out when and if you feel ready.) Protein powder can be mixed into the yogurt for added flavor and of course, protein



    • Protein or granola type bars (Rx, Perfect)
    • Healthy Fudgy Brownies*
    • Goji berries or other unsweetened dried berries
    • Gummy candy* (SmartSweets, Lily's)
    • Soft cookies (Enjoy Life, Partake)

    Crunchy, crispy, or something with a bite

    • Cereal (homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Seven Sundays)
    • Chocolate chips, chunks, bars broken up
    • Crunchy cookies (Siete, Enjoy Life, Simple Mills, Partake, Oreos)
    • Puffed rice or kamut
    • Flavored rice cakes, crumbled
    • Granola (Rx)
    • Protein puppy chow
    • Crackers (Simple Mills Sweet Thins)
    • Graham crackers (Partake)
    • Chocolate covered peanuts or other nuts (Unreal)
    • Nuts or seeds, pumpkin, sunflower
    • Cacao nibs
    • Bee pollen
    • Sprinkles (Watkins, Supernatural)

    Soft, smooth, or mushy

    • Fruit (berries, banana, kiwi, pear, pineapple, apples)
    • Edible cookie dough* (homemade, Sweet Loren's)
    • Whipped cream (So Delicious, Non-Dairy Coconut or Almond Reddi Wip)
    • PB or caramel cups* (homemade, Free2b, Unreal, Justin's)
    • Buckeye Bark*
    • Honey or agave
    • Peanut butter or other nut butter
    • Chocolate hazelnut butter (Nutiva)
    • Marshmallows (Dandies)

    Other ideas

    • Chia, hemp, or flax seeds
    • Unsweetened shredded or toasted coconut
    • Chocolate syrup (Ah!laska non-dairy)
    • Cinnamon, nutmeg, or other spices


    • Put the desired amount of yogurt into a bowl or cup to give it a yogurt parfait feel and mix any optional protein powder in until it's smooth and clump-free
    • Choose and add toppings, breaking or cutting up any if necessary (tip: go for a combo of chewy + crunchy + soft⁣)
    • Enjoy right away or place it in the fridge for later – they can also be made in advance for the week ahead, although some toppings are best added right before eating


    Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

    An iconic staple that’s often confused with a smoothie bowl, I’ve personally had some version of a yogurt bowl nearly every night for the last at least 6 years (that’s as far back as yogurt bowl pictures go on my phone, but I know I was having them before then). And if you’re still like “Sami, where’s the variety?” Well that’s the beauty of yogurt bowls baby, they’re nothing but vAriEtY!

    There have been countless types of yogurts, fruits, cookies and other crunchy mix-ins, different protein powders or none at all, and homemade toppings I’ve cycled through over the years that I couldn’t list them all if I tried (although I did try to cover as many main ones as possible in the lists above). Because of that, it’s felt the opposite of boring and never repetitive or redundant. It’s continued to be something I look forward to having!

    While these aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing or blog-worthy photos, here are some yogurt bowls that have been made over the years:

    Sure to satisfy a sweet tooth, insanely quick and easy to make, adaptable, and endless creative opportunities with the flavor, texture, and toppings, yogurt bowls never miss!

    If interested, the macronutrients are below. They are kept separate at the very end of each recipe blog so that this can remain a safe, positive space for all as not everyone wishes to see the nutritional information.


    Since this is an atypical recipe lacking exact measurements, even a general idea of the macros cannot be provided. But that’s the beauty of yogurt bowls, they’re completely customizable!

    Here are some pointers on how to adjust the macros accordingly:

    • Half the bars⁣
    • Thin Oreos or less Oreos⁣
    • Rice puffs or rice cakes instead of cereal or granola for a lower carb crunch⁣
    • More or less protein powder – especially if you’re using regular dairy yogurt, it has a lot more protein than dairy-free yogurt
    • More or less fruit depending on the carb content you’re going for⁣

    Each yogurt bowl can be made as big or small and elaborate or simple as you’d like to fit your needs, preferences, and taste buds.

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