In November of 2013, I embarked on my ever evolving fitness journey. One of the first things I learned was the importance of protein. It is important to have clean protein at every meal but no more than 30 g per meal as your body cannot utilize more than that at one time. Yogurt is typically recommended as a good source of protein especially Greek yogurt that double the protein per serving as regular yogurt. The problem with commercially prepared yogurts is the added sugar regardless of the type of yogurt you buy. The work around is to buy plain yogurt, plain Greek yogurt or make your own yogurt. I love plain yogurt but aside of substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream, my husband insists on his flavoured. He also doesn't like the texture of Greek yogurt. Over coming both the flavour and texture of plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt usually involves adding fruit and/or a sweetener like honey. The problem is this increases the carbs which may not be desirable for many reasons. I came up with a tasty alternative.
Chocolate Delight Yogurt
100 g (1/2 c), 0% Greek Yogurt, Plain
1 tbsp (6 g) , Powdered Peanut Butter
1 tsp (5 g), Premium Cocoa
1/2 scoop Body Fortress 100% Premium Whey Protein - Vanilla Creme [optional]
Measure ingredients into a bowl. Mix well. Serve.
This is a very basic recipe that you can easily tweak to your liking. If you are counting calories, use the powdered peanut butter. If not, you can use a tbsp of regular peanut butter. If you are following a low sodium diet, then substitute peanut flour for the powdered peanut butter. If you want a higher protein serving use protein powder. Mine came in at 25 g protein per serving but that will vary depending on the brand of protein powder used.