Greek Yogurt with Raspberries & Chia Seeds
Chiais like, totally trendy right now. *insert valley girl voice* For a good reason...
Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients and are truly among the healthiest foods on the planet.
With that said, I try to find ways to slip these cute little baby seeds into everything I can. My yogurt is no exception.
It's easy to mask the (mild) seedy taste with a little help from some other great ingredients, which I use in this recipe:
Lemons- well if you read my post about detox water, you get a glimpse into my passion for lemons. They are amazing.
Raspberries- my favorite fruit ever and oh so good for you.
Honey- boosts immunity, fights bacteria, helps boost energy, etc... it's my go-to sugar replacement.
Yogurt: high in potassium, iodine, amino acids, calcium, B12, etc...
So what inspired this recipe?
I was walking down the cold section at my local Fresh Market, and came across the wall of yogurts. I tend to avoid the "fruity" yogurts, as most have too much added sugar in them, but this one in particular caught my eye:
"GREEK YOGURT WITH REAL FRUIT & CHIA!"
It had super cool, trendy font and everything. "O0O0o Chia in yogurt!" Must be legit right? Ehhhhh not so fast. Before you toss the 5 for $10 into your basket, take a peak at the back like I did.
I don't know about you, but I like to keep my yogurt as clean as possible AKA free from unnecessary crap.
So I decided to make my own:)
This recipe in particular is naturally sweetened and flavored with honey, lemon and raspberries. It will make you feel like you're cheating on your diet- I'm even putting this in the "dessert" category of my blog.
It's seriously mind blowing-bowl licking-round 3-deliciously good .... and did I mention healthy?
So good I may have to sell this. What should I name it? Yogi Yogurt? How cute is that!?
Anyways. Ya'll get my point...
You'll never go back to plain yogurt again.
- plain greek yogurt (pick one with the least amount of sugar)
What's a Girl Gotta Do?:
- Mash about10 raspberries with a fork.
- Sprinkle as many chia seeds as you'd like
- Squeeze about half a lemon
- Combine and add to your plain-jane greek yogurt
Yep. Mash, sprinkle, drizzle, squeeze, combine... It's that simple ;)
V i s u a l :
...and just like that your yogurt will never be the same.
Want another little tip?
Freeze the leftovers (let's be real, you won't have any)... let me rephrase...
*MAKE EXTRA YOGURT FOR THIS PART*
- Freeze your magical yogurt concoction.
- Once frozen, plop it all into your Vitamix or other high performance blender.
- You now have yourself some darn good frozen yogurt.
- You're welcome. <3
What's your favorite greek yogurt brand?? I'm always on the lookout for new ones with low sugar!