If you don’t like drinking protein smoothies or eating smoothie bowls to get your daily protein intake, then try this Easy Protein Yogurt. Made with only two ingredients, this protein yogurt is not only delicious, but it’s also easy to make and can be topped with your favorite fresh fruit.
A couple weeks ago, I made an avocado, cucumber, clover sprout sandwich that I shared on Instagram. Well, seems the clover sprouts were contaminated as I started experiencing stomach problems after eating my sandwich.
Yes, I got ill after eating healthy.
It can happen with any food, but especially bean sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, and clover sprouts.
If you notice on the container when you purchase sprouts, they are supposedly checked for the three main food spoilers, E-coli, Listeria, and salmonella, before being packaged and sent out for sale.
It started with an upset tummy, followed by constant cramping. And I’m not talking mild cramping, it was bent over, holding my tummy in pain cramping.
I guess you can say I was lucky because I didn’t have any vomiting or diarrhea, although that might have helped get the toxins out of my system a little faster.
I was in tummy agony for about one week.
To help my tummy get back to normal, I started eating more yogurt (like every single day), taking acidophilus and ginger, and I discovered Kombucha (which I plan on making at home soon to share with y’all!).
I have to say, after one week of this regimen, my tummy was feeling much more like normal.
My daily breakfast of chia protein pudding was replaced with this Easy Protein Yogurt.
I can’t believe I’ve never made this before!
I’ve always loved yogurt and I always have some in my refrigerator because I use it in place of sour cream and add it to many dishes.
I only buy plain Greek yogurt or plain kefir yogurt and add my own fruit without adding any other sugars. I stopped eating flavored yogurt because it contains a lot of sugar that I don’t need in my diet.
Before this, I was enjoying my Protein chia puddings which I still need to share with y’all.
But this Easy Protein Yogurt.
It’s so easy, it’s ridiculous!
It’s a combination of plain Greek yogurt and your favorite vanilla protein powder.
The key thing to making this is your protein powder needs to be low in sugar and able to mix easily without clumping. A protein powder that mixes easily with water will work perfectly for this Easy Protein Yogurt.
You don’t want to add a lot of unwanted sugar so look for a protein powder that has under 3 grams of sugar per scoop (4 Tablespoons).
Once you have your yogurt and protein powder, just add yogurt to a bowl and mix in the vanilla protein powder.
You can use a fork, spoon, or even a spatula to mix it with.
You don’t even need a food processor.
Then add fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, peaches, or any other type of fruit you like.
I usually make mine the night before, add in diced strawberries, mix it together well, and let it set overnight so I can enjoy strawberry protein yogurt in the morning!
Now I could have called this Strawberry Protein Yogurt or Blueberry Protein Yogurt, but I figured the base of Easy Protein Yogurt is all you need because then you can make your own flavored protein yogurt by adding in your favorite fruits.
As always, if you do make this Easy Protein Yogurt, please leave me a comment below, or share it with me by tagging your Instagram with #sweetandspicymonkey, so I can see all the goodness you create in your kitchen. Happy Eating!
Easy Protein Yogurt can be enjoyed for breakfast, in between meals, or dessert. Made with only 2 ingredients and can be topped with fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or peaches. Paleo friendly, gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar-free.
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 12 Tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- black berries
- shredded coconut
- cacao nibs
- In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and protein powder until mixture is smooth.
- Mix in fresh diced fruit, if desired.
- Serve immediately or let chill overnight.
12 Tablespoons = 3/4 cup
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