My New Morning Obsession

It’s official. ¬†I’m obsessed . . . with Greek Yogurt. Not a bad thing to be obsessed with, considering it has “40 percent¬†less sugar, 38 percent¬†less sodium and more than twice the amount of protein than traditional yogurt” (according to U.S. News & World¬†Report).

When I was on vacation this past week, I mixed greek yogurt with some of the amazing granolas Maui had to offer, but prior to that, I had found the most amazing recipe in one of my favorite cook books 4 Ingredient Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchen. I tried it because it had muesli in it, which I’ve always loved (also amazingly good for you as it is high in fiber and a great source of¬†antioxidants).

I’d always been a little afraid of yogurt – the texture just¬†kind of freaks me out. ¬†Greek yogurt, however, has a¬†creamier, thicker texture and rich flavor, and combining it with the muesli (that has been soaked in apple juice overnight), as found in 4 Ingredient Kids, won me over and has officially converted me to a fan of¬†Greek yogurt. ¬†(By the way, I know¬†4 Ingredient Kids: Simple, Healthy Fun in the Kitchen¬†sounds like a kids cook book, but it has many amazing and easy recipes for adults to enjoy too!)

If you haven’t tried Greek yogurt yet, I highly recommend it. ¬†It has gotten to the point where I actually crave it, as I’ve heard that people do with coffee, when I get up in the morning. ¬†Plus, thanks to having double the protein of other yogurts, it keeps you full longer.

I think the next recipe book I’ll check out is: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. ¬†If you’ve used it or have any other Greek yogurt recipes or ideas, please share in the comment section below. ¬†I’d love to check them out!

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