It looks like back in 2011 I wrote up a pretty bad review on Greek Yogurt, when it was the newest health craze. I tried it and thought it tasted awful, it was like eating a spoonful of sour cream. Yuck!
However, since then, I’ve become much more open-minded and decided that similar to regular yogurt, you have to find brand that you like. Since the time of that original post many brands have popped up with Greek Yogurt and with great flavors. I had to try 4 or 5 brands until I found one or two I liked. My personal favorite brand is Yoplait Greek 100 Calorie Yogurt. I’ve made such a turn around that I don’t even buy regular (or light) yogurt anymore, I only buy Greek Yogurt. The enormous difference in protein fills me up so much more, that it’s totally worth it.
If you’re like me and the thick consistency is a problem here are some things to try.
1) Add it to a smoothie; blend your favorite fruit, milk, ice and add Greek Yogurt. If I experiment with a new brand or accidentally pick a yucky flavor, I just add it to my smoothie and it tastes great!
2) Add Granola on top of the Greek Yogurt
3) Add raw oatmeal, It’s cheap and easy, my trainer gave me the idea. I thought it sounded gross, but its whole grain and basically like granola, and it will change up the consistency for you.
So, won’t you come on over to Greek Yogurt land with me?
P.S. Yes these I mentioned below have sugar.
Yoplait 100 Greek Yogurt
|Total Fat||0 g||Potassium||0 mg|
|Saturated||0 g||Total Carbs||14 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||0 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||9 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||10 g|
Aldi Strawberry Greek Yogurt
|Total Fat||0 g||Potassium||150 mg|
|Saturated||0 g||Total Carbs||19 g|
|Polyunsaturated||0 g||Dietary Fiber||1 g|
|Monounsaturated||0 g||Sugars||19 g|
|Trans||0 g||Protein||13 g|