Lately, I have been loving this high-protein, low-carb, super-simple DIY snack or dessert recipe. And since we’ve been discussing dairy in depth these past couple of newsletters, I thought it would be the perfect time to share it with you!
TBH, this photo does not do it justice! It looks super basic (because it is, lol), but I promise you it does not shortchange you on taste, texture, or flavor—that’s for sure!
A Little Background on the “Recipe”
Honestly, it’s a bit generous to call this a recipe because it’s so simple and easy to whip up! I came up with it as a little snack or post-dinner treat that doesn’t spike my blood sugar, and, as a bonus, it helps me get closer to my daily protein goals. It’s delicious and satisfying, and the texture is like a mix between frozen yogurt and a smoothie.
Not to toot my own horn…but it’s been a huge hit in my family. I got my sister, Kaya, and her husband, Tony, hooked on it, and they’re equally as obsessed as I am. But the best part is it doesn’t overdo it on the calories, which is easy to do, even with many “healthy” snacks and desserts.
In one serving, you’ll get 22 grams of protein from grass-fed Greek yogurt and whey protein powder. You’ll also get a healthy dose of polyphenols from the cacao nibs and frozen blueberries. As you’ll see below, the recipe is super simple and requires little time and zero cooking or dessert-making skills.
Pro Tip: If I’m making it as a snack, I’ll only add a few frozen blueberries, but if I’m having it for dessert, I’ll include a little more because it helps thicken the yogurt and gives it a nice, thick, frothy feel.
Note: If you have dysbiosis or underlying sensitivities to dairy, try making it with coconut yogurt and a clean plant-based chocolate protein powder, like Truvani, instead.
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Prep time: 2 minutes
One serving = 22 grams of protein
- One serving of Greek yogurt (nonfat or full fat)
- Recommendation: Stonyfield Organics 100% Grassfed Greek Yogurt
- ¼ scoop of grass-fed whey protein (or your favorite protein of choice)
- Recommendation: CaCow! Chocolate Grass-Fed Protein
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries (post-dinner), or ¼ cup for a midday snack
- One tablespoon of cacao nibs (for a little crunch!)
- Recommendation: Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs
- Scoop out one serving of Greek yogurt.
- Mix in whey protein powder with a spoon until fully blended.
- Fold in frozen blueberries.
- Sprinkle cacao nibs on top!
Here’s to your health,
P.S.: If you try my recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Reply to this email with a picture of your version of the recipe, or send me your feedback or what you did to tweak the recipe and make it your own!