Because Greek yogurt has a richer consistency than regular yogurt—plus a lot more flavor—it’s one of my favorite ingredients to experiment with. Whether I want a more satisfying smoothie or a creamier bowl of soup, Greek yogurt gets the job done. Try these swaps to boost protein and cut calories and fat. Incidentally, I recently visited Greece for the first time and was blown away by how AMAZING the yogurt is there, and basically resolved to eat it as much as possible from then on out!
Add protein, probiotics, and thickness with just one cup of Greek yogurt. Here’s a good recipe:
Makes: 2 Servings
1/2 cup coconut water
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 oranges, peeled
1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
1 tbsp bee pollen
Dips and Dressings
Substitute Greek yogurt for mayo or Miracle Whip. Try this quick and simple, crowd-pleasing dip: add four parts nonfat Greek yogurt to one part bbq sauce, and add a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
Thicken up soups—this works wonders for tomato or butternut squash soup—by whisking in a quarter-cup of nonfat Greek yogurt, or blend it into chilled cucumber soup or gazpacho for a creamy kick.