Eating yogurt – especially Greek yogurt – is a great way to add a healthy snack or meal to your day. Yogurt offers a variety of benefits, including protein to keep you feeling energized and full, vitamins and nutrients to help keep you healthy, and probiotics to support your immune health and overall health. While yogurt is delicious on its own, adding toppings can be a fun way to switch up the flavors of your yogurt. Here are six ways to upgrade your daily yogurt.
Protein keeps you feeling fuller, longer. It’s also beneficial for maintaining or building muscle mass and strength, and can also boost your metabolism. While Greek yogurt is also a great source of protein, there are a variety of toppings you can add for even more protein. Peanut butter and almond butter make your yogurt extra thick and creamy while adding protein to your meal. For a little crunch, try adding almonds, walnuts or pumpkin seeds.
If you’ve been feeling a little bored with plain yogurt, try adding a pop of color with fresh fruit. Doing so also provides healthy benefits. For example, berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries can help your body fight inflammation. Berries are also high in nutrients your body needs to stay healthy, as well as antioxidants, which help protect your cells against free radicals.
Add Something Sweet
Flavored store-bought yogurt is often high in sugar and calories. Alternatively, making fresh yogurt at home with TopTherm’s yogurt maker and probiotic starter cultures is a great way to add healthy, delicious yogurt to your day without the excess sugar. Still, it can be nice sometimes to add something a little sweet to your yogurt. In this case, try adding a drizzle of honey or agave nectar. It will add a touch of sweetness and flavor without loading your yogurt with sugar. Fruit is another healthy way to add a little something sweet.
Fiber can help your digestion and prevent constipation. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of diabetes. To add some fiber to your daily yogurt, try adding slices of fresh banana, chia seeds, or flax seeds. You can also top your yogurt with high-fiber cereal.
Add Some Crunch
If you want to add a little crunch to your smooth, creamy yogurt, granola is a popular choice. However, granola can contain lots of sugar, so if you’re concerned about your sugar intake, be sure to opt for a granola that’s low in sugar. You can also try topping your yogurt with cereal that’s high in fiber and protein, or add toasted coconut.
Add Something Chocolatey
If you’re someone who loves chocolate but wants a healthier option for your yogurt, give cocoa nibs a try. You’ll get a nice chocolatey flavor without as much sugar as chocolate candy.
Make Delicious Greek Yogurt at Home With TopTherm
Making yogurt part of your daily routine is a great way to add a healthy and delicious snack or meal to your day. To make yogurt readily available, try making it at home with our probiotic starter cultures and yogurt maker. Click here to learn more about our products.