I’ve been trying hard to incorporate plain yogurt into my diet, but it’s been difficult. Why? Plainly said, plain yogurt tastes plain gross… It’s like eating spoonfuls of cream cheese. You might ask,
Why don’t you just eat flavoured yogurt?
Good question! Well, it’s because flavoured yogurt typically has 4x more sugar (and I can do without extra empty calories). Luckily, my friend suggested blending the yogurt with fruit into a smoothie! Why didn’t I think of that?! So here’s what I made this morning:
Frozen Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie
1 cup Dole Frozen Blueberries
1/2 cup Silk Organic Soy Milk
1/2 cup Liberte Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
* Add brown sugar to taste
** Adjust milk for desired consistency
Directions: Blend everything except half the frozen blueberries. Afterwards, Add the other half of blueberries and give a light blend to create slurpee texture.
I absolutely love how simple smoothies are to make. And with this recipe, you get a significant amount of protein with less calories and fat. For comparison, a 6oz steak offers 35g of protein at the cost of an extra 100 calories and 10g of fat.
Also, this smoothie is packed with calcium and fibre! And gets better: this smoothie has half the sugar in flavoured yogurts with the goodness of blueberries’ antioxidants!
Here’s a Nutrition Label that I created specifically for this smoothie: