By this point in my life, I’m 95% sure that every experimental recipe I’ve created started as tossing whatever I had in a bowl, saying a prayer to the ancient and wise food gods, and just said, “OK” to whatever came out. Thankfully, this creation is far from my many bauched attempts. It’s a great, versatile treat and is one of my absolute staples!
Now, there’s a good chance you read that title and immediately made a face and thought, ew, peanut butter and yogurt? Is she serious? How do I know? Because it’s the same reaction I get from every person I share this with! And I’m happy to report, I’ve had a 99% success rate with the one’s I’ve made try it [some people just have no taste].
This take on yogurt is a base of greek yogurt and peanut butter mixed together with a bit of sweetener [either honey or syrup]. My choice mix-in is to go classic chocolate chips, of course, but I have experimented with many others. Mix it up and try your own mix-in combos: raisins, nuts, berries! [ProTip: a handful of trailmix is the perfect combination!]
So why does peanut butter and yogurt work? Ask anyone who doesn’t like greek yogurt and they’ll tell you the same thing: it’s the texture. It’s true, greek yogurt has some kind of funky, dry feeling going on. The peanut butter cuts that dry feeling and creates a more creamy consistency. Boom, food science!
Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt is an all-around life saver. It’s the perfect protein reward after a hard workout, a sweet treat for late night cravings, and paired with some fruit, an excellent breakfast! My favorite way to enjoy this dish is with apple slices and using it as a fruit dip. Just, mmm, deicious!
Alright, enough talk, you read ahead about what you’ll need, and I’m gonna run to the kitchen to make some!
What You’ll Need
- 1C Greek Yogurt
- 1T Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
- 1t Honey
- Mix-Ins [Chocolate chips, berries, nuts, trail-mix etc.]
- [ProTip: try adding in a pinch of ground flax seed for added health benefits!]
- Half an Apple [Sliced]
Toss all your mixings in a bowl and stir up some deliciousness! Portions, of course, are up to you; I typically mix about 1 cup yogurt and a [generous] spoonful of almond butter with a bit of honey. And that’s all it takes to make this healthy re-fuel snack/dessert/breakfast fruit dip!
Mix, Dip, and Enjoy!
Like this yogurt creation? Share it with your friends and tell me in the comments how you style your yogurt fix!