Greek style Yogurt with Berries and Nuts
What distinguishes Greek yogurt is its thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. Also, it contains probiotic cultures (healthy bacteria for the digestive tract) and is lower in lactose and has twice the protein content of regular yogurts. All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. While regular yogurt tends to have fewer calories and more calcium, Greek yogurt has more protein and less sugar — and a much thicker consistency. Both types pack probiotics and support digestion, weight loss (Greek yogurt is protein-rich, so it may help people feel fuller for longer), and heart health.
Berries are high in antioxidants like anthocyanins, which may protect your cells from free radical damage and may reduce inflammation. They contain fibre, which may increase feelings of fullness, as well as reduce appetite and the number of calories your body absorbs from mixed meals. Berries are low in calories yet rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C and manganese and they have been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein, healthy fats, fibres, vitamins and minerals. Nuts and seeds regulate body weight as their fats are not fully absorbed, they regulate food intake, and help burn energy.
Ingredients: (2 servings)
- 300g Greek Style Yogurt, fat free
- 250g Blueberries or mixed berries
- 20g nuts or seeds
Mix all the ingredients and enjoy.