I’ve been having more Greek yogurt this summer than ever before. I needed a protein-packed breakfast or snack after a tough work-out and this is what I came up with. I think it’s REALLY YUMMY and I love using whatever berry comes in the Produce Box or is abundant at the farmer’s market. I also used cantaloupe when I ran out of berries and it was equally good.
Why does it have to be Greek plain low-fat yogurt? Because Greek yogurt is packed with 15-20 grams of protein in a 6oz serving compared to 9 grams in regular yogurt. That means you’ll feel fuller longer. It also contains half the carbs and sodium of regular yogurt. Another added bonus: the straining process used to make Greek yogurt removes some of the lactose which makes it easier on the stomach for those with lactose intolerance. It should be plain because if it isn’t it will be loaded with sugar or a sugar substitute. Last, but not least, no one over the age of TWO needs full-fat dairy.
Super simple to throw together, just put yogurt in a bowl, toss on whatever berry or fruit is available, drizzle with agave syrup, and sprinkle with a tablespoon of roasted sunflower seeds. You could also put this together in a mason jar at night to grab and go the next morning. Yummy, healthy, easy…
Peace and greens,