We are told over and over by health nuts that the best diet food is plain Greek yogurt. It’s full of probiotics and double the protein of regular yogurt. However, we are told over and over by our taste buds that the worst diet food is plain Greek yogurt. Let’s face it, it takes a die hard dieter who forfeited their taste bud’s right to veto foods to actually enjoy plain Greek yogurt. So, how do we add a little flavor to our get skinny snack? Here are some ideas:
My favorite flavored granola is Bear Naked Granola that can usually be found in the organic section of your grocery store. They offer a wide selection including “maple pecan,” “banana nut,” and even “heavenly chocolate.” Not only does it add flavor but also a little texture to feel like you’re eating more than just yogurt.
Fresh Fruit and Honey:
The benefit of plain Greek yogurt is that almost any fruit will go well with it. Add blackberries, raspberries, bananas, blueberries, or your favorite fruit and see how it enhances the flavor! Add a dab of honey as a natural sweetener.
Stirring in a bit of organic canned pumpkin adds a boost of flavor that tricks you into thinking you’re indulging in a dessert. You may add cinnamon to taste. Honey and nutmeg are also good additives to obtain a similar flavor to pumpkin pie.
If you enjoy yogurt for the consistency and don’t want to alter it then adding simple natural sweeteners will up the taste without changing what you love best. Try adding vanilla or coconut extract, cinnamon, honey or any other natural sweetener you can think of!
It’s easy to spice up any food with the right combination of fruits, natural sweeteners and determination. Now go enjoy your yogurt!