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April 27, 2013 12:29 PM
Yesterday, I tried some granola with some plain yogurt and a bit of fresh fruit. The granola was the only good part, as my fresh fruit was not even sweet, even though it appeared ripe. The plain yogurt reminded me of sour cream giving my snack a bitter taste. I have the same problem with greek yogurt. I can eat plain yogurt incorporated into a fruit smoothie or on my baked potato, but I cannot seem to eat it with fruit and granola. What am I doing wrong or missing? Does anyone else think that plain yogurt is blah? The fruit and granola just did not help to jazz the yogurt up, it still tasted bad to the point where I just wanted to eat the fruit and the granola minus the yogurt. Any suggestions?
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April 27, 2013 1:19 PM
Not a fan of greek or plain yoghurt - I tend to drizzle a little bit of honey over the top and that sweetens it up, as long as you plan it into your daily calories it's not the end of the world. Especially if it means you get more portions of fruit eaten.
April 27, 2013 1:23 PM
I love greek yogurt. For a snack this afternoon I mixed 1 table spoon of creamy peanut butter into a 1/2 cup of greek yogurt and then dipped apple slices in it, so yummy. I really like Fage 0% fat freek greek yogurt.
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April 27, 2013 1:25 PM
Ripe fruit and good honey is best on Greek yogurt, also with some cinnamon. But you can also use a spoonful of jam (this is basically what the flavored yogurts are). You get to choose which kind of jam, how sweet, and how much. I LOOOVE Greek yogurt (and am lucky enough to live in Greece). After eating it for so many years, I can eat it plain (I don't usually, but can easily). mmmmm!
April 27, 2013 1:25 PM
QUOTE:

Yesterday, I tried some granola with some plain yogurt and a bit of fresh fruit. The granola was the only good part, as my fresh fruit was not even sweet, even though it appeared ripe. The plain yogurt reminded me of sour cream giving my snack a bitter taste. I have the same problem with greek yogurt. I can eat plain yogurt incorporated into a fruit smoothie or on my baked potato, but I cannot seem to eat it with fruit and granola. What am I doing wrong or missing? Does anyone else think that plain yogurt is blah? The fruit and granola just did not help to jazz the yogurt up, it still tasted bad to the point where I just wanted to eat the fruit and the granola minus the yogurt. Any suggestions?


I use honey or 1 square of grated plain chocolate. I also sometimes use truvia sweetener but I know some people don't like to use sweeteners.
April 27, 2013 1:26 PM
I've been adding a tablespoon of Polaner All Fruit With Fiber to plain greek yogurt along with some fresh fruit. It's delicious.
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April 27, 2013 1:26 PM
I personally like to sprinkle a bit of a stevia (all natural sweetener) packet into it and stir well. I also sometimes add clear-mixing fiber to boost my fiber intake. Works for me. I had granola-greek yogurt-berry bowls twice this week for breakfast. Yum!
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April 27, 2013 1:27 PM
I add a bit (1-2 TBL) of E.D. Smith jam or preserves into a cup of greek yogurt (Fage brand - not as sour as some I've tried) and it makes it plenty sweet for me - the jam is about 30-50 calories per TBL and I can control the amount I want to add. Fresh fruit didn't work as well when I tried it (blackberries), but wasn't awful. Some people use thawed frozen fruit successfully - I think the freezing allows better release of the natural fruit sugars (plus there may be added sugar - read the label). Honey and lemon or mashed (really) ripe banana might also be a good additive, but I haven't tried either.
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April 27, 2013 1:27 PM
Fage has the best greek yogurt! I have been getting Chobani, because it's cheaper, but as soon as I can afford Fage...

Anyway, I also sweeten mine with honey. I love adding either peanut butter and honey, or cocoa powder and honey. Cocoa powder + honey + chocolate protein powder + 8 oz of greek yogurt makes for an incredibly filling 300 calorie snack that, to me, tastes like chocolate pudding. It keeps me from craving anything else sweet for a while.
April 27, 2013 1:29 PM
i have recently been adding pure protein whey vanilla powder to my plain yogurt. It was more about adding the protein that it was the taste but that is a bonus. Cheers!!
April 27, 2013 1:31 PM
honey works but maple syrup I find is the best--if you use sugar free its super low calorie, but you really dont need much so even full calorie would be ok. a packet of calorie free sweetener, jam/jelly, or squeezing a orange slice and getting the juice into your your yogurt.
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April 27, 2013 1:31 PM
I get the best price on Fage at Costco (for those of you in the USA). The tubs are about 4 cups/4 servings. I really like the idea of adding cocoa powder - I'm going to have to try that.
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April 27, 2013 1:34 PM
I love adding canned fruit in natural juice to my granola and 0% Greek yoghurt. Anything from blackberries, to mandarin, to prunes, but I think my favourite is apricots. It is a nice texture, especially with a bit of syrup (although you don't have to add the syrup). Always available so no problems with fruit not being ripe - and fairly reasonably priced. May be worth a try to make your breakfast sweeter - but not sickly sweet?
April 27, 2013 2:29 PM
I might have to try this!
  32166376
April 27, 2013 2:30 PM
QUOTE:

Fage has the best greek yogurt! I have been getting Chobani, because it's cheaper, but as soon as I can afford Fage...

Anyway, I also sweeten mine with honey. I love adding either peanut butter and honey, or cocoa powder and honey. Cocoa powder + honey + chocolate protein powder + 8 oz of greek yogurt makes for an incredibly filling 300 calorie snack that, to me, tastes like chocolate pudding. It keeps me from craving anything else sweet for a while.
  32166376
April 27, 2013 2:31 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Fage has the best greek yogurt! I have been getting Chobani, because it's cheaper, but as soon as I can afford Fage...

Anyway, I also sweeten mine with honey. I love adding either peanut butter and honey, or cocoa powder and honey. Cocoa powder + honey + chocolate protein powder + 8 oz of greek yogurt makes for an incredibly filling 300 calorie snack that, to me, tastes like chocolate pudding. It keeps me from craving anything else sweet for a while.


I might have to try this!
  32166376
April 27, 2013 2:34 PM
QUOTE:

I love adding canned fruit in natural juice to my granola and 0% Greek yoghurt. Anything from blackberries, to mandarin, to prunes, but I think my favourite is apricots. It is a nice texture, especially with a bit of syrup (although you don't have to add the syrup). Always available so no problems with fruit not being ripe - and fairly reasonably priced. May be worth a try to make your breakfast sweeter - but not sickly sweet?

Sounds pretty good!
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April 27, 2013 2:39 PM
I recently read about people adding some Mio into their plain greek yogurt, but I have yet to try it myself!
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