Hey All,

I figured I’d wrap up this week with a short list of ways to spice up this common snack. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that greek yogurt is all the rage as it is packed with protein, calcium, iodine, and gut-healthy bacteria.

My only gripe is that once you get away from the plain variety, you start getting into additives and excess sugar. For example, some Chobani flavors have up to 20 grams per serving! So I’ve come up with some better ways to mix up plain greek yogurt without all the crap.

1) “Sugar” and Spice

Add a dash of cinnamon and a dash of preferred sweet stuff (I’m a Stevia in the Raw fan).

2) Peanut butter and Banana

Self explanatory. All natural peanut butter is better for this because it’s much less solid that non-natural, so it mixes well.

3) Fruit and granola

Pick your favorite berries or other fruit and sprinkle on some granola. Fresh fruit is wayyy better than the fake stuff they put on the bottom. Be careful with your granola choice. Choose an all natural low sugar variety with the least amount of ingredients. I like KIND granola.

4) Coffee

Mix in a teaspoon of instant coffee. Depending on the brand, you may have to ‘melt’ it in a teaspoon of water before mixing it with yogurt to make sure it’s not granular.

5) Chocolate (protein!)

Mix in your favorite chocolate protein powder, or chocolate instant pudding does the trick too.

6) Mocha

Combine 4+5

7) “Reeses”

Combine 2+5. Banana optional 🙂

8) Chia seeds or Nuts

Steve suggested chia seeds; I’ve actually never tried it. Almonds, walnuts etc are delicious also.

9) “Pumpkin Pie”

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin. And I’m loving it. Stir in a tablespoon of organic pumpkin puree, sweetener of choice, and a dash of pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon and nutmeg).

10) Veggie Dip

You can mix in a packet of dry ranch seasoning (or the likes) to make a healthier veggie dip!

Have a great weekend!