K, so I guess I’ll start with a recipe I started using a week or so ago. I got the idea off of Facebook, I think. I’m a member of several groups so unfortunately I don’t remember who exactly mentioned it, but someone said they mixed greek yogurt, protein powder & some peanut butter. So, I gave it a try and this was my creation.
(6/2012) Edited to add…I’ve been making this yogurt a lot lately and have changed the proportions slightly. The new ingredients/measurements will be in bold.
1 individual container of Fage 0% Greek yogurt (6 oz) – Now using only 4 oz*
1/2 scoop of protein powder
1/2 tbsp of almond butter – 1 Tbsp*
a couple drops of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp honey – omitted*
2 packets Truvia – 1 packet*
Sprinkle of cinnamon on top
You mix it all together and in the end you have a super delicious, protein packed breakfast or snack! Add some fruit or granola topping for added nutrients. You can see in the picture that I added banana to mine.
Nutrition Stats (without the banana):
Calories 213, Carbs 20g, Fat 5g, Protein 29g, Sugar 12g, Sodium 133mg
*If you chose to make this recipe with my updated changes marked in bold with a *, the new nutrition stats are as follows:
Calories 223, Carbs 13g, Fat 9g, Protein 28g, Sugar 7g, Sodium 153mg
A couple of extras you might be wondering about…
There are a few different types of protein and there are many different brands. I usually use Jay Robb’s Whey Protein blend because it uses Stevia to sweeten it and it is fairly clean (clean = not a lot of junk put into it). I ran out of Jay Robb though and picked this one up quick one day. You can use whatever protein powder you have on hand. If you don’t use protein powder, I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure this would be just as tasty without the protein powder. The protein just gives it a nutritional boost for those of us that want to add it in.
Here’s an article from LiveStrong about why you might want to use a protein powder supplement, Why Use Protein Powder. Here’s another article from LiveStrong on who should use it. Like any supplement you need to do your research and talk to your doctor if you have any questions.
I used almond butter because the nutritional stats for almonds seem to be more favorable as opposed to peanut butter, but you can certainly substitute some natural pb in place of the almond butter.
Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think! Oh, a little warning, I like my stuff SWEET so if you’re not such a sweets person, you may want to start with just one packet of sweetener and then do a taste test. 🙂