Nutritious Probiotic and Protein Rich Yogurt

I almost always have yogurt in my fridge. Sometimes it’s regular, sometimes it’s Greek, sometimes it’s full-fat and sometimes it’s low-fat, but it’s always plain. Plain yogurt provides the perfect blank canvas to transform it into whatever you like. Use it in a sweet recipe or a savory recipe and as long as you do it right, it’s always healthy.

Plain Greek Yogurt in a Bowl for Breakfast

Yogurt is a popular fermented dairy product that is created by adding live bacteria to milk and is full of nutrients beneficial to a healthy lifestyle. It is a rich source of protein, calcium and potassium and provides a variety of other essential vitamins and minerals.

The probiotic cultures in yogurt can help with the balance of bacteria needed to maintain a healthy digestive system and can also support your immune system. I have a habit of taking a few spoons full of plain yogurt regularly to help benefit my gut health.

Plain Greek Yogurt in a Bowl for Breakfast

I also recently read that yogurt is a good dairy option for people with lactose intolerance, because the cultures can help break down the lactose, making it easier to digest. If you can’t tolerate dairy though, there’s an excellent variety of non-dairy yogurts available too.

Feel free to try one of my favorite Easy Real Food Recipes made with yogurt, organic if possible, regular or Greek, full-fat or low-fat and enjoy them any season of the year.  The following recipe is “Nutritious Romaine Smoothie with Sweet Fuji Apple” and is perfect for Fall.

Nutritious Romaine Smoothie with Sweet Fuji Apple

Nutritious Romaine Smoothie with Sweet Fuji Apple

Or try these additional recipes made with yogurt, some savory and some sweet.

French Toast With Maple Yogurt

French Toast With Maple Yogurt and Pecans

Cool Cantaloupe and Blackberry Yogurt Parfait

Cool Cantaloupe and Blackberry Yogurt Parfait

Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

Honey Raspberry Refrigerator Oatmeal with Almonds

Summer Stone Fruit Parfait

Rainier Cherry and Purple Plum Summer Stone Fruit Parfait

Simple Cabbage Coleslaw With A Healthy Yogurt Dressing

Cabbage Coleslaw With Healthy Yogurt Dressing

Sweet Dark Cherries and Banana Smoothie for Two

Sweet Dark Cherry and Banana Smoothie for Two

Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate

Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate

Cold Sweet Dark Cherries

Cold Sweet Dark Cherries on a Hot Summer Day


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Author: Dianna

Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

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