When it comes to food, most of us want things that are quick, easy, and good. It’s programmed into our human coding: we want the things that are going to expend the least amount of energy, yet yield the greatest reward. No wonder fast food chains do so well…
But quick, easy, and good doesn’t always have to mean cheap and low-quality (like many fast foods). Quick, easy, delicious, and good for my body? Winning.
Try out this super easy, super satisfying, super customizable, and super good-for-you yogurt & fruit recipe that can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes!
- 3/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
- 2 tablespoons steel-cut oats
- 2 strawberries
- 1 handful blueberries
- 1 banana
Step 1: Mix the plain Greek Yogurt with your favorite protein powder (I recommend chocolate).
Step 2: Add all of the other ingredients to your liking. If the fruit needs to be cut up (i.e., banana and strawberries), do so before putting it in the bowl.
This recipe is extremely customizable! Try switching out the fruit, adding granola instead of steel-cut oats, and trying different flavors of protein powder! To add in some healthy fats, you can even add in some nuts and/or seeds, such as chia, hemp or flax.
The nutrition facts will vary based on what you put in, how much you put in, and even what brand of yogurt and protein powder you use. Here is a rough estimate of what this specific recipe contains:
- Carbohydrates: ~60g (0g added sugar)
- Fiber: ~9g
- Protein: ~39g
- Fat: ~20g
- Calories: ~576 kcal
For those wanting to lose weight, that may seem like a lot of calories. It is. However, the high fiber, protein, and even fat content may help you stay satiated for longer, which may lead you to eat less overall. On top of that, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals, which also signals to your body that you are satisfied.
Still, if you want to reduce (or if you want to put on mass: increase) the calories, there are a lot of possibilities with this recipe:
To reduce calories…
- use less than the recommended amount of each ingredient
- use non-fat plain Greek Yogurt
- use lower-calorie & lower-carb fruit, such as berries (not bananas)
- leave out some ingredients completely (e.g., don’t put in the steel-cut oats)
To increase calories…
- use more than the recommended amount of each ingredient
- use full-milk plain Greek Yogurt
- use higher-calorie & higher-carb fruit, such as bananas
- add in other ingredients (e.g., peanut butter, raisins, etc.)