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5 Easy Recipes for Greek Yogurt

5 Easy Greek Yogurt Recipes

And I’m always looking for the quickest, simplest, and most delicious ways to use foods that support the gut. And these five easy recipes for greek yogurt give you the most bang for your investment in your body! There’s the physical health of your digestive tract and bacterial health, and both are equally important. Just a little bowl will increase the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome, one of the foundations of long-term health.

First things first: Which yogurt is best?

So many of my clients come to me with belly complaints. The gut takes a beating throughout life. That gut-brain connection is the real deal and can wreak havoc on our insides, causing issues like gas, bloating, diarrhea, and many emergency bathroom trips. Dairy is often a trigger due to a lack of the enzyme (lactase) that breaks down the sugar (lactose) in milk products.

The great news is that once my clients start rebuilding the foundations of digestion, they can enjoy food again, including dairy!

But knowing how to choose the right foods for your digestion is also part of the equation, so I always recommend whole milk greek yogurt to start when experimenting with dairy in gut health.

Repeat after me: I will never eat low-fat dairy again.

You need the fat in dairy! Here’s why:

  1. It provides more healthy fats, stabilizes your blood sugar, and provides the slow-burn energy you need. (ie. you’ll feel satiated longer)
  2. Certain vitamins in dairy need the fat content to assimilate into your body, like Vitamins D and K. (Low-fat diets are associated with deficiencies in these vitamins.)
  3. It’s loaded with protein, a building block of your body. (And your digestive tract.)
  4. It tastes so much better!!! It’s smoother, creamier, and much less bitter than its low-fat counterpart. (Taste matters!)

I prefer my clients to try plain whole milk greek yogurt first, before a flavored variety, to see how their digestion responds. And I’m happy to report that it’s a well-tolerated and delicious addition to what was once a limited and stressful way of eating.

Here are 5 Easy Recipes for Greek Yogurt

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Bowl

Raspberry Chocolate Chip

  • Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • Handful of raspberries
  • Small handful of chocolate chips

Just add chocolate. I use Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels. They’re allergen-free and make everything taste better! Raspberries are high in fiber, antioxidants (so is chocolate!), and vitamin C.

Strawberry Nuts and Seeds Greek Yogurt Bowl

Strawberry Nuts and Seeds

  • Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • Small handful of crushed almonds
  • Small handful of crushed pecans
  • Small handful of sunflower seeds
  • Small handful hempseeds
  • Drizzle of honey

Put all that together, and you’ve got a nutrient-dense version of granola! Nuts and seeds provide anti-inflammatory healthy fats, plus extra protein.

Veggie Dip Greek Yogurt Bowl

Veggie Dip by the Spoonful

  • Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Shredded carrots
  • Everything bagel seasoning

This tastes EXACTLY like you want your veggies and dip to taste – a little bit salty with some crunch. I use Trader Joes Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend.

Cherry Almond Greek Yogurt Bowl

Frozen Cherry Almond

  • Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • Frozen cherries
  • Crushed almonds

As the cherries start to defrost, they swirl perfectly into the yogurt, giving it a naturally sweet flavor and fun color. Cherries are part of that brightly colored fruit family that provides tons of anti-oxidants.

Beet Citrus Greek Yogurt Bowl

Beet Citrus Crunch

  • Plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
  • Cooked beets
  • Clementine, blood orange, another citrus
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • A drizzle of honey

The beauty of using a plain version of yogurt is that you can create any flavor combination you want. The honey gives the beets a sweet and savory feel, and the citrus brings a fresh bite to this bowl. You also always need some crunch in there and pumpkin seeds are perfect not only for crunch but also for minerals and healthy fats. I use already cooked Love Beets.

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Let me know how you like these bowls in the comments section! I love hearing from you.

Liz

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