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1.23.2010

GREEK YOGURT SMOOTHIE- CLEAN EATING


I am not a fan of yogurt (its a texture thing) fortunately, the "texture gene" did not get passed down to my daughter. She loves it, that is until I decided not to give her yogurt loaded with high-fructose corn syrup (basically in all the "kids/fun" yogurt). I now give her Greek yogurt, loaded with protien ranging from 15 to 18 grams per six-ounce serving. Of course, she won't eat because it isn't loaded with the high-fructose corn syrup and it isn't "fun".
No worries, I have prevailed and found a way that we both enjoy eating it.
To make it "fun" for her (and me) I put it in a zip lock bag, cut off the end and pipe it on parchment paper, freeze it for about 10-20 minutes then store it in a freezer bag until we need it for smoothies. She loves to count out how many dots she is going to add to her smoothie.
This is also a great trick when you have yogurt pushing the expiration date...I find myself in that situation a lot.



GREEK YOGURT SMOOTHIE- EATING
Serves 1 and 1/2

1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt dots (frozen)
1 cup blueberries (frozen), if you use fresh berries you may want to add ice
3 strawberries
1/3 cup coconut milk or skim milk (more or less depending on consistency preferece)
sweetener to taste (honey or agave nectar)


Blend yogurt dots, fruit, milk, and sweetener until smooth.


PRINTABLE RECIPE

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! What is the difference between Greek yogurt, and regular yogurt? Is Greek yogurt higher in fat than regular yogurt?

Virginia said...

Great idea! And I have some yogurt expiring soon.

Virginia said...

Great idea! And I have some yogurt expiring soon.

À LA GRAHAM said...

Make sure you reach for the low-fat or no-fat version. I use Oikos- its organic and has NO fat…which is important to me b/c when I am shopping with 2 kids I don’t have time to read labels…versus Fage which comes in full-fat, low-fat and no-fat…too many labels to read for me!
What I like best about Greek yogurt is it is smoother, richer, thicker, way more protein (keeps you feeling full), less carbs & perfect sub for sour cream (I use in baking). It is not a sweet sugar snack like most store-bought yogurts its more of a rich decadent dessert.

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