Yoghurt Recipes to Die For!
Greek yoghurt is really hitting the market right now and with good reason too! It is extremely healthy, contains much more protein than regular yoghurt and have I mentioned that it tastes heavenly!? The only problem one might find is using it in different ways and using it to the fullest!
Following are a few recipes made with our very own Gourmet Greek Yoghurt which is made the traditional Greek way and contains many nutrients and has so many health benefits!
1.Honey, Figs and Greek Yoghurt Breakfast Mug
This breakfast is perfect for those mornings where you are too busy to make a full farmers breakfast and want to quickly put something together! It is easy to make, tastes divine and packed with protein, healthy fats, fresh fruit and sweet honey!
This recipe makes 4 Servings.
250g Home Made Granola (or store bought if you do not have homemade)
2 cups of our delicious Gourmet Greek Low Fat, Plain Yoghurt
1/2 cup shaved almonds
4 fresh figs
honey (to taste)
Prepare my your homemade Granola.
For each serving, spoon 1/2 cup Greek yogurt into a bowl. Top with as much granola as you'd like, along with a tablespoon or two of shaved toasted coconut.
Slice the figs and place on top of the granola and yogurt.
Drizzle on some honey, and enjoy!
Quick, easy and delicious!
2.Garden Veggie Dip
Whether you are having a small social or just want to snack on something, this dip is perfect for any occasion! It is healthy, it is delicious and it works with almost anything!
1.5 cups light sour cream
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder or dried minced onion
1/4 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
2 TBSP fresh chopped green onion plus extra to taste
1/4 cup finely grated carrot (approx. 1/2 a carrot)
1/4 cup chopped broccoli florets
For the carrot, shred using the fine side of your favorite cheese grater, it's super easy!
For the broccoli, use kitchen scissors or a pairing knife to remove just the tippity top of the florets (no stems whatsoever) from the broccoli.
Combine all ingredients and mix.
Adjust seasoning to taste as needed.
Pop it in the fridge overnight to allow the flavors to amplify. If desired, you can even kick up the seasoning the next morning by adding extra of your favorite spices or salt and pepper to taste.
I've made this dip a few times now and I have to admit that it's not a whisk-together-and-faceplant kind of dip. The real deliciousness happens when the herbs, seasoning, and veggies get up close and personal in the fridge. Trust me, it's exponentially better if you let it sit overnight. It's science. Food Science. Do the right thing!
Serve dip alongside all your favorite dippers and watch it disappear!
3.Baked Chocolate Ganache Doughnuts
Now we all know that sweet treats are a downfall for most of us, but this extraordinary treat will have you making doughnuts every weekend! They are moist, they are light, and they are delicious! (Healthy too if you consider that they are baked and not fried!)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 dash nutmeg
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
1/4 cup milk
2/3 cups Gourmet Greek double cream or low fat yoghurt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg.
In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, butter, milk, yogurt, and vanilla.
Gently stir the dry into the wet, and mix just until combined.
Fill a greased doughnuts pan 3/4 of the way full and bake for about 9 minutes.
Let cool slightly before removing from pan and frosting.
In a microwave safe bowl heat the milk for about 90 seconds.
Add the chocolate chips and let it set for 2 minutes.
Stir until smooth.
Dunk the tops of each doughnuts and add sprinkles if desired.
4.High Protein Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana, Date Smoothie
Smoothies are always a winner! They are refreshing, they are filling and they are just so darn delicious! This smoothie is perfect for a pre- or post-workout snack as it is filled with protein and nutrients!
200 gram Gourmet Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon date syrup (or honey)
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 handful ice
Now, simply mix everything together in a blender and voila!
5.Mango and Lime Frozen Yoghurt – no machine required!
To make this Mango and Lime Frozen Yogurt all you need to do is add your mango and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor, blend until smooth and freeze! It could not be simpler. And you don’t end up with icy, hard frozen yogurt. This recipe is tested to result in smooth, scoopable and delicious frozen yoghurt!
2 cups, 284g, frozen mango
2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
1/4 cup, 57g, Gourmet Greek double cream or low fat yoghurt
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 fresh lime
Add the frozen mango, honey (or agave nectar), yogurt and lime juice into a food processor (or liquidizer).
Process until creamy for about 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the side of the bowl to make sure there are no lumps left.
Grate over the zest of 1 lime and stir in with a spatula
Transfer it to an airtight freezable container and freeze for a minimum 6 hours but preferably overnight. Store it in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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