Before we get to the deliciously satisfying protein yogurt recipe I want to share with you, let me give you a little bit of background information.
Last weekend was my birthday weekend. I am a whopping 28 years old now. Can you believe it? And, after a rough night (3 glasses of wine, champagne and schnaps…), as Beyonce would say, “I woke up like this!” Birthday hat and all. I put on my boyfriend’s shoes as a joke to accessorize this already horrendous attire. But hey, it was my birthday!
Here’s how it went down…
On my actual birthday I had a couple slices of pizza from my favorite Italian restaurant in Linz “I Fratelli”. This has been my birthday tradition ever since I moved to Austria nearly 3 years ago. Yes, I had some alcohol too (as mentioned before). And I washed it all down with a few bites of Tiramisu. #yolo #itsmybirthday
So why this “lead up” to the healthy protein yogurt recipe I plan on sharing with you today? Well, because I “fell off the healthy bandwagon” for an evening, my cravings were a bit out of whack. I am not a sweets person at all, but when I do have a little bit of, what some would call, a “cheat day” I always feel it the next day. I feel kind of groggy, a lack of energy and sometimes (as the vicious culprate sugar will do to you), I just feel like eating more crap.
But instead of rolling down the slippery slope, I came up with a super healthy alternative to curb my craving, make me feel full and satisfied while also providing protein and gut-healthy probiotics as well.
Coconut Protein Yogurt Recipe:
I ate this Coconut Yogurt & Flax dessert in between lunch and dinner. Let’s call it a mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack! And, it did the trick!
- 125g/1 container Harvest Moon Coconut Yogurt Natur: I chose this variety because it has probiotics in it! There are many lower-calorie and lower-fat varieties but they don’t’ contain the gut-healthy probiotics I am after.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used IN.Power Organic Whey)
- ½ cup fresh, organic pineapple
- ½ small, organic kiwi
- 1 Tbsp organic flax seed meal
Directions: Pour the yogurt and protein powder into a bowl. Mix well with a fork. Top with fruit & flax! Enjoy.
Here are the coconut protein yogurt nutrition facts below. As you can see it’s not really “low calorie” and the “healthy fat” content is pretty high. Don’t let this deter you from eating it, but do be mindful that it’s not something you want to have after a meal. It’s much better alone as a healthy snack. Then, it will fit in perfectly whether you’re counting macros, counting calories or, as I am, just extremely mindful of portions and listening to your bodies “hungry” and “full” signals very carefully.
Hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think of this protein yogurt recipe by sending me tweet.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 26 g||40 %|
|Saturated Fat 17 g||84 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7 %|
|Sodium 34 mg||1 %|
|Potassium 212 mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 12 g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||11 %|
|Sugars 5 g|
|Protein 14 g||29 %|
|Vitamin A||5 %|
|Vitamin C||79 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|