Make-Your-Own Fruity Greek Yogurt
Today I was standing in front of my fridge in search of the perfect snack. I wanted something filling, kind of sweet, but also healthy, and I found some peach Greek yogurt. I looked at the ingredients before digging in and it bothered me how high the sugar content was in this little portion of yogurt. Sooo I put it back and decided I'd make my OWN Greek yogurt with my own favorite fruits and see how it tastes. And. . . it turned out so DELISH! The perfect snack. All I needed was some plain (unflavored) Chobani Greek yogurt, 1 stevia packet (Stevia is the only kind of sweetener I use because it is a natural plant-based sweetener and contains no strange chemicals) and some fresh fruits!
First I made strawberry-banana yogurt, and it turned out like this:
1.5 cups plain Greek yogurt (equal to two individual
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1 Stevia packet
2 tbsp water
Makes 2 servings.
1. Cut up the strawbs and 1/2 banana
2. Heat 2 tbsp water and 1 stevia packet on the stove
3. add fruit to the pan until softened (about 2-3 minutes)
4. put fruit mixture into a bowl and use a hand blender
to puree (or a regular blender or food processor)
5. Mix pureed fruit with the yogurt
Get creative with your toppings! Ideas: shredded coconut, fruit, slivered almonds, flax seeds, granola . . .
Then I made apple-cinnamon yogurt, which was equally as delightful, and more dessert-like than the strawberry. I'll remember this next time my sweet tooth is calling out to me! Follow the same steps as listed for the strawberry-banana yogurt, just substitute the below ingredients!
1 plain Greek yogurt cup (6 oz.)
1/2 apple - peeled (I used Braeburn)
1 Stevia packet
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract (add while pureeing apples)
Makes 1 serving.
Top with cinnamon, nuts, or fruit.
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2/11/2013 05:58:01 pm
I tried experimenting with stevia but found the taste to be a little on the metallic side? I tried your recipe with sugar though, and it was amazing! Just my opinion.
2/20/2013 11:35:28 pm
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks :)
3/1/2013 07:17:14 pm
I see that the food is very healthy for our teeth.
7/18/2013 02:18:38 am
I like the Greek Yogurt ideas, thanks.
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