One of my favorite things to make for breakfast is CADA. The letters stand for coconut, almonds, dates and apple and I always top it off with some yoghurt.
I was incredibly lucky to get some Chobani yoghurt with peaches and that’s what I had for breakfast today. It’s healthy – that’s always important, but to be honest, if it tastes like diet food, I’m probably not going to be interested. What really works for me is that it tastes good.
I’ve read many posts on US based food blogs and a few posts from Aussie food bloggers about Chobani Yoghurt and I swear it’s turning into a cult following. Part of the reason is that Chobani actively reaches out to food bloggers and food websites and part of the reason is that we’re all moving to eating smarter. We still have sweet desserts occasionally but we’re actively including health-conscious dishes. Chobani (shepherd in Greek) has fewer calories, is less sweet and it’s creamy, tangy and perfect for topping my CADA.
After I took these photos I sat outside in the morning sun and ate the whole bowl of this. Charlie looked interested but I didn’t share.
Now about this CADA. I’d never heard of it before I bought my Thermomix. At the cooking class I attended before I bought mine, they made this mixture and I thought it was wonderful. I loved the fruity, crunchy, sweet and tangy in my mouth all at the same time. I won’t say that the CADA alone was the determining factor for buying a Thermomix because this is easily made in a food processor. If you have never tried it and you like fruit and nuts, give it a try when you’re scrounging the pantry for something different for breakfast.
Kids love this too and with the addition of yoghurt on top, it’s a big win all around in the healthy department because you’re getting extra protein for those growing bones. Make this mixture with fruit and nuts that you like, change the letters to whatever you enjoy. I like the traditional but then I’m a traditional sort of person.
- 1 apple cored
- handful of almonds
- handful of flaked coconut
- few dates
- 3 tbs yoghurt for topping
- place the fruit, nuts and coconut in a blender and process by quick bursts. You just want to break it up into small chunks, don't overprocess.
- Pour into a bowl and top with yoghurt or yoghurt with fruit.
What’s your favorite breakfast?
Marina@Picnic at Marina says
I’ve never heard of CADA either, before now… It looks delicious, all those ingredients, mmm, I want one now, for an after dinner snack. 🙂
This American Bite says
The picture is beautiful and I love that you are promoting breakfast… this dish, however, combines all of my least favorite foods!!
I’m cracking up at your comment. I’ll try to do something better (and healthy) another time. LOL
Claire - Simply Sweet Justice says
YUM! This sounds like a perfect healthy breakfast!
That cada breakfast sounds delicious!
For someone who is always so lazy to make breakfast, this sure is something easy and YUM!
Me too. The most difficult thing about this is washing out the processor and if you do it right away it’s clean in a jiffy. Love this stuff.
Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon says
That looks so lovely for summer! In winter it would be delicious on porridge.
ahh well it IS summer isn’t it? 🙂 I’ll have a Thanksgiving something special for the northern hemispherians soon.
Jack Milgram says
I love this recipe. It is unbelievable that breakfast can be healthy and delicious like this.
Sanjeeta kk says
Totally mi kindda breakfast..light, healthy and refreshing!
Except for the yoghurt (its a texture thing) I love this. I would use whipped cream. And so easy.
My favorite chobani is the pineapple!! SO good. In fact, this whole breakfast sounds delicious!
This would be tasty anytime of the day. I haven’t had Chobani in a very long time, thanks for the reminder.
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
I love a good breakfast with plenty of protein. Love Greek yogurt and even put it on top of chili. Beautiful photos Maureen. Have a lovely day down under!
Your pictures look beautiful Maureen, as usual. And I want to reach out and pluck it off the screen….what’s stopping me? Oh well, I detest apples, and combining that with yogurt first thing the morning….I will pass, lol!!! I do love almonds and coconut though.
Judy@Savoring Today says
Chobani is my daughter’s favorite yogurt, preferred above all others. I love the idea of CADA – fresh, light, nutritious – a great way to start the day! Thanks for the idea. 🙂
Judy, let me know if you try it with the Chobani on top? I love it and maybe you’ll come up with a twist that I’ll like better.
Jenn and Seth says
this sounds like a wonderful breakfast!
It’s very filling. The dates and nuts and even the apple require chewing. 🙂
Choc Chip Uru says
A picture perfect breakfast my friend, it looks addictive and delish 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
and vegetarian – I’m assuming you eat yoghurt?
Hotly Spiced says
I’ve never had CADA! What a yummy breakfast and with that yoghurt on top it must be wonderful. That’s a great start to the day! xx
Your health-conscious kids would like this, C !
I love fried eggs for breakfast but this looks so delicious… kind of want this now.
I like a hot breakfast in the winter but it’s summer and 85F here today. Simple fruit and yoghurt is perfect for me in the summer.
Emily, Chobani Greek Yogurt says
Hi, Maureen! So pleased you enjoyed the peach Chobani – your brekky has our mouths watering. Hope you have some fun with the rest of the flavours!
Hi Emily, That was just a peek 🙂 Hope you got my email!
I agree that if it tastes like diet food, it’s not for me too but CADA looks like a healthy combo and a great idea to add your own yoghurt to spruce it up.
Absolutely. It was my first taste of Chobani and I loved it.
Cass @foodmyfriend says
Tyler loves rice dishes. I’m always looking for new ways to feed him 😛 this looks very sweet in the glasses 🙂
It only looks like rice. that’s apple and coconut 🙂
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
This is a great idea, Maureen! I’m always looking for more breakfast ideas to jazz up my usual bowl of oatmeal. Yum!!
LOL it’s summer here and oatmeal is just too wintery for me now 🙂
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen says
I’ve never heard of CADA.. but it sounds like my sort of breakfast.. and bedtime snack!
Barbara, were you peeking? I often eat this as a bedtime snack. 🙂
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
I had never heard of it but I am a convert on reading the recipe! It sounds fantastic – just my sort of thing.
This makes me think of the way Swiss Meusli made me feel the first time I had it, so delicious. And healthy too. The yogurt sound TDF but I don’t think we get it here in Canada.
Maureen, I don’t usually get hungry until close to noon, but I’d start eating breakfast just to have this! Everything about this sounds crunchy & fresh — plus, topped with yogurt… mmmm. Loved your abbreviation, too, and permission to personalize the letters. 🙂 (I’d still pick CADA!)
healthy breakfast looks wonderful
Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer @ Delicieux says
I’ve never heard of CADA before, but it looks so healthy and delicious. Perfect way to start the day!
Ashley - Baker by Nature says
This is SO my kind of breakfast! Trying this very soon! xx
The Life of Clare says
This looks amazing! I’m on the look out for delicious healthy breakfast. I was actually just in the supermarket searching for that same yoghurt but found one from Tassie that looked just as delicious and was cheaper, so I got that one instead.
All yoghurt is good for us. I like Chobani.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
I wish I liked the Chobani I tried more. I still prefer thick, Greek yogurt!
Christine @ Cooking Crusade says
Awesome healthy idea for breakfast! My newly purchased food processor will be glad to meet this one 🙂 Thanks for sharing! x
Norma Chang says
Perfect breakfast to start the day. I would probably top with some in season berries too.
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Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says
Maureen, this sounds like a rather delicious breakfast. I love Greek style yoghurt, which is what Chopani sounds like and the CADA mixture is one I’m going to fire into the food processor as I love all those flavours.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
What a perfect breakfast! I love the yogurt topping!
Parsley Sage says
Look at me, being all trendy. I have CADA breakfast all the time but didn’t know it 🙂 I topped yesterdays with some pumpkin puree.
Awesome pictures, darling! You make healthy look sexy!
Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen says
CADA – I love it!!! Looks so healthy, what a wonderful breakfast 🙂
Hi Kristi, it is a perfect summer breakfast and it’s summer down here now.
Looks yummy! Gonna try this out over my kids shah
Thanks for sharing this
This looks and sounds brilliant!! I love CADA and cannot wait to try it 🙂 I will be using my food processor since I don’t have thermomix 🙂
EA-The Spicy RD says
I love easy and healthy breakfasts like this, although I have never heard of a thermomix before, so I will be using my food processor. Love Chobani yogurt too, and just got several cartons sent to me, including vanilla with chocolate chunks-yum 🙂 Hope you are well!!
Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com says
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – or so the conventional wisdom goes – and as such it should also be equally tasty, yes? That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. We gave up the bland selections of boxed cereals and frozen pastry tarts many many years ago but are still always on the lookout for that perfect taste-buzz to start the day. No question this is going on the breakfast list, or as an afternoon snack it looks good, too. On an unrelated topic, we’re very pleased to be using your Easy Recipe Widget. It’s a terrific tools for bloggers, thanks!
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