Monday, October 7, 2013

Mixed Fruit Greek Yogurt | Low Carb | High Protein

Know What You Eat: You're not alone if you have ever wondered, "What's the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?" Greek yogurt's popularity has been skyrocketing lately, and you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Is Greek yogurt more nutritious than regular yogurt?

While all yogurt provides numerous health benefits (including probiotics), the nutritional stats for Greek yogurt and regular yogurt do differ. Here's how the two stack up:
Protein - Greek yogurt has almost double the protein of regular yogurt. Eight ounces of Greek yogurt has about 20 grams of protein, whereas regular yogurt provides around 11-13 grams. Greek yogurt's high protein content makes it a favorite among people trying to manage their weight as it helps ward off hunger. 

Carbohydrates - Greek yogurt has fewer carbohydrates than regular yogurt. This could be beneficial to diabetics, who have to watch their carbohydrate intake.
Texture - Greek yogurt is much thicker and creamier than regular yogurt because it's strained more. Greek yogurt can also be used in cooking as it does not curdle when heated like regular yogurt.

But for women with calcium deficiency I would recommend to stick with regular yogurt as it has thrice the amount of calcium than Greek Yogurt...NOW to the recipe..

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Recipe: Mixed Fruit Greek Yogurt | Low Carb | High Protein

Serves 2-4                                   Preparation time 10 min                            Cooking time: None

Ingredient
  • 2 C Greek Yogurt (homemade or store bought)
  • 1-1/2 C Fresh Mixed Fruit (Pineapple, Grapes, Apple)
  • Few Almonds, chopped
  • Few Raisins
  • 1/4" Ginger,minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • Few dashes Black pepper powder
  • Mint for garnishing


Preparation
  • Wash and chop all fruits required, set aside.
  • Take a big bowl, add Greek yogurt, honey, pinch of salt, black pepper powder, minced ginger, lemon juice and mix thoroughly with an egg beater or a spoon.
  • Now add chopped fruits, nuts, and raisins.
  • Garnish it with mint leaves and serve.


Note
  • You can add  all and any fruits you like which are crunchy.
  • Addition of homemade or store bought granola do wonders and makes this recipe a wholesome breakfast or a healthy anytime snack.

19 comments:

julie said...

Lovely n healthy info..Thanx for sharing!!

Hyma said...

thanks for that lovely info on greek yogurt...u r so right...i hv been wondering what is it abt this greek yogurt?! Love the addition of ginger in ur recipe...thx for sharing

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Thanks for the info on Greek yogurt and its tempting.

divya said...

Mouthwatering here, inviting recipes..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yogurt looks wonderfully yummy and inviting. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy & delicious...!!! Looks real appetizing!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A very healthy and perfect for my diet..thanks for sharing hon:)

Priti said...

Delicious and healthy ...looks yum

Sharmilee! :) said...

Creamy n delicious

Spandana said...

Nice and helpful info on yougurt.
I love the twist with Ginger.

revathi said...

Lovely recipe to satisfy the cravings of something sweet but without the guilt ..:)
Reva

Nandini said...

A fruitful yogurt! So nutritious!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very inviting..

Priya said...

Healthy delicious dessert..

aipi said...

I am a BIG Greek yogurt fan n am loving how your your dish is loaded with the all the wonderful healthy ingredients!Love it!
USMasala

Neha said...

Nice recipe..healthy and delicious...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very delicious to enjoy! Lovely click!

chitraj.hegde said...

Very much healthy info.and the fruit yogurt looks so yummy .Thanx for sharing!

Nitha said...

Healthy breakfast.. Looks so delicious too..

 
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