I absolutely love strawberry yogurt.
But I absolutely hate how much added sugar companies put in it!
I mean, come on, do you really need to add sugar to something that would be sweet enough if you just added more strawberries? Because unfortunately, blood sugar spikes are real. As are sugar crashes – aka how I feel after one bite too many of strawberry yogurt.
So this week I decided to take matters into my own hands and make homemade strawberry yogurt with no. added. sugar.
A unbelievably simple and healthy recipe packed with protein, but with none of the extra sweeteners you’ll typically find in store-bought strawberry yogurt.
Just all natural sweetness!
And to my surprise, I found that I actually enjoyed the slight tang provided by the Greek Yogurt that much more without all the extra sugar cloaking it! And I felt a whole lot less guilty when I topped the yogurt with about 1/4 cup granola! 😉
Because I absolutely love strawberry yogurt. But I absolutely love granola more.
Low Sugar Strawberry Yogurt
- 1 c 0% fat Greek Yogurt (or other plain yogurt of choice)
- 1/3 c strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Add Greek Yogurt to a small bowl. Add strawberries to a ziplock bag and mash until all the big chunks have broken up. (If you like your yogurt with more fruit chunks, either add extra strawberry slices later to the yogurt or don’t mash all the strawberries in this step). Pour mashed berries into yogurt and add vanilla. Stir until combined. Top with granola, more fruit, etc. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 2 servings)