4 Fitness Pros Share Their Favorite Yogurt Recipes

02/28/2017 06:55 pm ET

Whether you are looking to maintain an active lifestyle or are on a quest to start a new one, most fitness professionals agree that breakfast is a fundamental meal in one’s day. That’s why having a go-to list of easy-to- make recipes that are delicious and good for you, is so important.

For some fresh ideas, we collaborated with four popular fitness influencers to see how they would incorporate a dairy-free almond yogurt alternative—along with fruits, nuts and grains—into their active lifestyles.

We used Silk Almond, a new dairy-free, vegan certified, soy-free yogurt alternative that has a deliciously creamy almond taste.

1. Melissa Eckman (Melisfit and Yogspiration)

“I think what’s hard for most people is staying on track, so the morning is the most integral part.”

She also likes to incorporate matcha powder with her dairy-free yogurt alternative, because matcha contains levels of natural caffeine that can help keep you feeling active all day long.

Melissa’s recipe: Silk Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative Vanilla Variety, sliced kiwi, sliced banana, matcha powder, topped with agave syrup, shredded coconut and granola.

liced banana, matcha powder, topped with agave syrup, shredded coconut and granola.

2. Katie Dunlop, Love Sweat Fitness

Health and fitness expert Katie Dunlop is the founder of the lifestyle and fitness blog, Love Sweat Fitness, a community in which women can find inspiration for fun, fast and effective workouts that can be done anywhere.

She explains that it is important for her to include the fats, proteins and carbs that her body needs in order to refuel and repair after a workout. The pistachios, shredded coconut and mango in Katie’s recipe help her incorporate these important nutrients and keep her feeling balanced after a workout.

Katie’s Recipe: Silk Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative Peach Variety topped with sliced mango, shredded coconut, chopped pistachios.

3. Danielle Cuccio, Cuccio Somatology

Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Danielle Cuccio works as a Health Blogger for BeautyBlender.com, a website dedicated to yoga, health, and happiness. Danielle is also the CEO of her own company, Cuccio Somatology.

Danielle believes in taking probiotics frequently, but says if you’re not into taking probiotics, “yogurt can do the trick.” Danielle says her best mornings start with dairy-free yogurt alternative, sliced Goji berries, bananas, strawberries, oats, and a bit of agave syrup.

The goji berries are a great source of energy and contain other essential minerals and antioxidants, according to Danielle.

“When I’m going to teach, I have to be very smart about what I eat, making sure I eat anything that’s going to give me energy and make me feel good.”

Danielle’s recipe: Silk’s Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative Strawberry Variety with sliced Goji berries, bananas, strawberries, oats, and agave syrup.

4. Vevian Vozmediano, Fitalicious Life

Chef, recipe developer and health coach Vevian Vozmediano is as dedicated to her pre-workout meals as she is to the gym. Her workout routine consists of jogging to the gym — and sprinting home, which she says is the greatest way to burn stored fats.

For those who are trying to limit or avoid dairy, Vevian says that Silk Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative is a great starting point.

“This dairy-free yogurt alternative really helps me with my workout because it’s a snack that I can just grab and go,” she said. “Good food sets you up for your day, for your life, for your mood — for everything.”

Vevian’s recipe: Silk’s Almond Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative Vanilla Variety, topped with sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, oats, cacao nibs, and goji berries.

By Evan Lancaster

A journalist focusing on news and anything that's trending. Insists that cherry flavoring makes any soft drink better. Follow him on Twitter here.

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