Sunday, June 14, 2009

I <3 Greek Yogurt

One of my favorite things is greek yogurt because you can make it taste completely different just by mixing in different things - but it always gives you a nice little protein boost.

My favorite greek yogurts are Fage 0% or 2%, Trader Joe's brand, Chobani or Voskos. I bet you can find at least one of these in your local grocery store or even super-target and walmart if you have those. Whole Foods is another great place to look.

Here are some ideas for spicing up your yogurt!

  • Scoop of your favorite flavored protein power
  • Sugar-free pudding mix (I love Pistacchio with little bits of pistacchio nuts)
  • Sugar-Free preserves (great with chocolate protein)
  • Low-fat Peanut Butter or Powdered PB2 (great with lots of other flavors)
  • Flax Meal/Wheat Germ - great breakfast with a fiber boost
  • Granola (make sure you look at the carbs and sugar!)
  • Whey Crisps (yummy little protein nuggets!)
  • Dashes from a packet of veggie soup mix or onion soup mix
  • Scoop BSN Cinnamon roll + tbsp instant coffee
  • Scoop BSN Chocolate-Coconut Candy Bar Protein + unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
  • Packet Chicken Soup flavored Protein + salsa
  • Veggies! (I often stir in cooked cauliflower, zucchini, eggplant, mushroom - love them alll!)
  • Scoop unflavored protein + any flavor you want!

Other ideas for Greek Yogurt that you can try:

  • Use in place of mayo in egg/tuna/chicken salad
  • Use in place of sour cream with salsa & refried beans
  • Use to make Tzatiki sauce for dipping. Yum!

Flavor Combinations

There are so many great protein flavors, sugar-free syrups, pudding, jello that you can create just about anything if you're creative. I am sensitive to sweet so I don't overdo that part, but some people LOVE sweeties and even add extra splenda to their creations - be creative!

  • Chocolate Protein Powder + PeanutButter SF Syrup
  • Cake Batter Protein + Banana SF Pudding Mix
  • Vanilla Protein + Instant Coffee + Hazelnut SF Syrup
  • Vanilla Protein + SF Orange Preserves = Creamsicle!

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