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..
Recipe: Mixed Fruit Greek Yogurt | Low Carb | High Protein
Serves 2-4 Preparation time 10 min Cooking time: None
- 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
- 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.
- 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.