Peanut butter protein fluff

Its creamy texture and tangy taste make it a delightful choice for breakfast or a snack, but it’s the nutritional profile that truly sets it apart.

Greek yogurt is strained more times than traditional yogurt, removing much of the whey, lactose, and sugar, resulting in a thicker product that is higher in protein. This boost in protein is significant because it can help keep you fuller for longer, reducing the likelihood of overeating later in the day. Moreover, Greek yogurt is rich in probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that support gut health, enhancing digestion and potentially boosting the immune system.

Regarding choosing between full-fat and non-fat options, recent research suggests that full-fat dairy products may be the healthier choice, contrary to previous dietary guidelines. Full-fat Greek yogurt contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is associated with reduced body fat and improved weight management. Additionally, fats are essential for the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K.

A study published in the “American Journal of Nutrition” found that individuals who consumed full-fat dairy had a lower risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes than those who opted for low-fat or fat-free products.

The presence of fat in Greek yogurt also slows digestion, providing a steady release of energy and preventing spikes in blood sugar levels, which can be particularly beneficial for those managing insulin sensitivity.

Greek yogurt’s benefits are also linked to its versatility. It can easily be combined with various ingredients to enhance its flavour and nutritional value. One popular addition is berries, which are not only a delightful complement to the creamy tanginess of Greek yogurt but also a powerhouse of antioxidants. Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries contain vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that can fight inflammation and support heart health.

A study in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” found that berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of commonly consumed fruits, alongside promoting cardiovascular health.

Incorporating Greek yogurt with berries into your diet is a smart and delicious way to harness these health benefits. The combination makes for a nutrient-dense meal that can provide energy, aid in weight management, and offer a plethora of bioactive compounds that promote overall health.

Whether you’re enjoying it as a morning fuel-up or a mid-day treat, the fusion of Greek yogurt and berries is a testament to the joy of eating well without sacrificing taste. As with any dietary choice, it’s important to consider the bigger picture of your overall eating pattern, but adding Greek yogurt with berries can be a delightful and healthful staple in a balanced diet.

Peanut butter protein fluff

Greek yogurt has emerged as a superstar in the world of health foods, and for good reason
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, cleandessert
Cuisine American, dessert, healthy
Servings 2
Calories 244 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp Stevia
  • 1.5 cup Blueberries or strawberries to garnish

What you will need

Instructions
 

  • Add the yoghurt, nut butter and stevia into a small mixing bowl and whisk together using a hand mixer, until fluffy.
    Transfer the mix into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings to serve.

What you need to do

    Notes

    • Gluten-Free
    • Low carb
    • Vegetarian
    • Made under 30 minutes
    • Contains nuts
    Keyword berries, Breakfast, Cleaneating

    2 Comments

    • Tom Swann , 26/10/2019

      Hi. Why use full fat rather than fat free Greek yogurt? Surely this would cut both the fat content and the calories in this breakfast?

      • admin , 02/11/2019

        Fat free is not always the healthiest option, as it’s been stripped of it’s goodness, and may contain added sugars to supplement the lack of flavour. We’ve been fooled for too long regarding fat free foods. Opt for foods that are in their most natural form as possible.

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