Excited to announce a new series on The Chriselle Factor, and it’s all about HEALTH & FOOD! Not sure why it took me this long to come around to this subject, but I guess there’s no better timing as my pregnancy is about to end, and my new journey as a mother is about to begin. I’ve always been health conscious, but never did I believe in sacrificing all the yummy things out there just to watch my “diet”. It was when my sister Jane temporarily moved to LA where I discovered the beauty of not only eating healthy, but also having FUN with it. I’m definitely not one who is capable of whipping up a gourmet dinner, I mean….I can barely make a pancake without burning the whole house down! (I’m sure this will have to change once Chloe arrives.) All these recipes and food related articles will be incredibly easy, and I promise if I can do it you can too (with your eyes closed).
I wanted to kick off this series with one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast- Greek yogurt! Besides the thick consistency and yummy taste, I could go on and on with the benefit of Greek yogurt- it’s packed with probiotics, a great source of protein, packed with B12, etc etc. But besides that it is incredibly versatile and makes for a heavenly, creamy treat! Since I’ve been pregnant, greek yogurt has been more than just a grab-and-go snack to default to when nothing is in reaching-distance. Now that I’m homebound more, I’ve had a lot more time to think of creative ways to add to my yogurt. Here are 7 ways to add a little more flavor to your greek yogurt in the morning, one for each day of the week!
PS. You might noticed my recommended fruit measurements are a bit higher (1 cup vs 1/4 cup) and that’s because I like to have my yogurt with a side of fruit! If you guys are only looking to add fruit into your yogurt, then feel free to substitute 1 cup for 1/4 cup.
Chocolate Pudding Greek Yogurt
Instructions: Mix greek yogurt with cocoa powder. Top with fresh fruit and other toppings to your liking.
Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
Instructions: Mix greek yogurt with peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract. Top with dark chocolate chips.
Spiced Maple Apple Greek Yogurt:
Instructions: Mix greek yogurt with cinnamon and ½ tsp. maple syrup. Top with diced apples, chopped walnuts and the remaining ½ tsp. maple syrup.
Frozen Fruit Medley
Instructions: In a blender, pulse greek yogurt with frozen fruit and honey.
Ingredients: 7 oz. greek yogurt | 1 tsp. honey | 1 cup frozen fruit (a medley or fruit of your choice)
Banana Bread Greek Yogurt:
Instructions: Mix greek yogurt with mashed up banana, vanilla extract and honey. Top with walnuts and banana chips.
Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt
Instruction: Mix greek yogurt with canned pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Top with granola and other toppings of your choosing.
Strawberry Shortcake Greek Yogurt
Instructions: Mix greek yogurt with ½ tsp of vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, mix sliced strawberries with a drizzle of agave and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Layer cup with greek yogurt mix, sweetened strawberries, angel cake and other toppings of choice.
And there you have it Greek Yogurt in 7 ways….Yumm! Which one are you guys most excited to try? Share with me in the comments!
Photography by Karen Rosalie