Vanilla Greek Yogurt
I don’t know about you, but plain Greek yogurt can get boring after a while. Sometimes you need just a little something different. I do all kinds of things here – a spoonful of fruit preserves, blueberries, granola, the options are endless. But sometimes, you just want a cup of good old vanilla yogurt. This is a great way to convert your plain Greek Yogurt to Vanilla Greek Yogurt, and skip the sugar!
Store-bought? Or Homemade?
The problem with buying vanilla yogurt from the store is that it’s typically loaded with sugar. I’m a huge fan of Fage 0% yogurt. I got really excited when they came out with the Fage 0% Vanilla and I bought it without looking at the nutrition facts. BIG MISTAKE! In a 6oz cup, there are 12 g of sugar – 8g of which is added via Cane Sugar.
I typically monitor my sugar intake because I want to maintain a “Low Fat, Low Carb, High Protein” diet. So when I saw this, I was not super happy. Obviously, there is going to be some natural sugar in yogurt, but definitely not 8 extra grams!
Do it Yourself
I think a huge factor in being successful with a Post Bariatric Low Fat, Low Carb, High Protein diet is to just do it yourself. So in the case of Vanilla Greek Yogurt, it may be best to just make it yourself. I googled a lot, compared a lot, tested a lot, and I put together three ingredients that make the best Vanilla Greek Yogurt ever – without any added sugar!
Make it. Mix it. Eat it.
Unsweetened Greek Yogurt. Powdered sugar substitute. Vanilla paste. That’s it. Put those three ingredients together, and you’ve got yourself some super tasty Vanilla Greek Yogurt! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
A lot or a Little. That is the question
So it’s no joke that all food is expensive these days. I used to buy two containers of Fage 0 and keep one plain, and one vanilla. The problem is that over the past couple years, the cost of the yogurt has gone up about $2 per container. So yea. I don’t want to pay that much. So while I was originally thinking in terms of just converting an entire container of plain Greek yogurt into vanilla Greek yogurt, I realized that nothing is stopping me from doing one serving at a time. So…Whatever works best for you!
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Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- rubber spatula
- 1 tub Plain Greek Yogurt (32 oz) I use Fage 0%
- 2-3 Tbsp Powdered Sugar Substitute
- 1 tsp Vanilla Paste
- Empty the Greek Yogurt into a mixing bowl, and add the sugar substitute and Vanilla paste.
- Mix all together well to incorporate
- Use the rubber spatula to put all the mixed yogurt back into the container.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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