Do you enjoy some Greek yogurt in the morning? Yes? Same here! But, we love to spice things up a little bit with some of these favourite flavours and toppings. The sky’s the limit, so get creative, but here are 10 of our favourite ideas to get you started.
Top 10 Ways to Eat Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is one of the healthiest foods of those on a diet. Tradition has it that Greek yogurt is commonly made from cow’s milk. The thick and creamy texture is what makes one determine yogurt from the other products made of milk.
Many health buffs prefer to eat this over the other yogurts. This is because it is higher in protein and lower in lactose and carbs. Greek yogurt is quite different from regular yogurts. The former is more concentrated than the latter. According to food experts, the protein is left behind in the regular yogurt while it goes through the straining process.
More so, the whey has most of the calcium, carbs and sodium. Therefore, Greek yogurt is found to be higher in the said nutrients.
Since Greek yogurt is usually plain and unflavored, people love to eat it in different ways. Here, we present 10 exciting ways to consume this high-protein yogurt. The 10 ways to eat Greek yogurt vary in the toppings and add-ons put for breakfast or any meal of the day.
No. 1: Make it tropical
Put together 1 piece of cut-up kiwi and half (cut-up) banana in one cup of plain yogurt. Sprinkle the mixture with some unsweetened coconut flakes and unsalted roasted cashew nuts.
No. 2: Granola parfaits for healthier treat
Using a parfait glass, fill with alternating layers of the yogurt, fresh fruit and granola. For the topping, drizzle the parfait with a teaspoon of maple syrup if you desire a bit more sweetness.
Be sure to alternate layers, kind of like lasagna for the best effect. A clear glass dish or cup makes this tasty treat even more impressive!
No. 3: Fruit parfaits for a busy day outside
You need a pint-sized jar to do this. Prepare this the night before consumption. Fill the jar with alternating layers of yogurt and your choice of fruit. Cover the jar and refrigerate until breakfast. This is best to eat at home or outside during a busy day.
No. 4: Be creative with Melon
Use half a melon as the bowl after you scoop out the seeds. Fill it with a cup of yogurt. Top it with pumpkin seeds and berries and then enjoy this delicious, healthy treat!
No. 5: Healthy smoothie
Blend the yogurt, 1 cup of frozen berries and a teaspoon of honey (if you desire). Add granola or toasted nuts for the toppings. Or, use Greek Yogurt in something like a Green Smoothie for a little bit of a protein and calcium punch to get you going in the morning.
No. 6: Peaches and cinnamon for more flavor
Prepare 1 serving of yogurt. Top it with diced peach esand finish it with some cinnamon powder and sticks. Kids love this one so be sure to give it a try!
No. 7: More energy with cereal
Top the Greek Yogurt with half-a-cup of cereal (or any of your favorite breakfast grains). Don’t forget to add a sprinkling of chia seeds.
No. 8: Stay alert with walnuts
On top of your yogurt, drizzle some maple syrup and top it with toasted walnuts. This will help keep you alert and focused throughout your day. We recommend giving your walnuts a quick toast with a kitchen blow torch to make them even more delicious!
No. 9: Be merry with cherry
Mash about ¼ cup unsweetened cherries (frozen and defrosted) with half-a-teaspoon of vanilla extract into 1 serving of yogurt. It’s deliciously tart and will wake you up in the morning.
If you want to process your own cherries, we strongly recommend picking up a cherry pitter.
No. 10: Go with avocado
Take away the pit from half of an avocado and top it with a spoonful of plain yogurt. Drizzle some extra-virgin oil and add a pinch of salt, herbs and hot sauce (if you desire) for the toppings. It’s a delicious, savoury treat that most people will enjoy for a nice change of pace.
Homemade Greek Yogurt: Advice, Tips and Flavours
If you want to learn more about making homemade Greek Yogurt, as well as even more tips for flavourings and topping, be sure to check out this short video on YouTube:
Even more Ideas for Delicious Homemade Yogurt
Aren’t you excited to try these 10 ways to eat Greek Yogurt? Here’s what’s more exciting! You can even make your own yogurt! Read our How to Flavor Homemade Yogurt article for even more ideas about how to make your homemade yogurt delicious.
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Have your Say about Flavoured Greek Yogurt
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