12 New Ways to Enjoy Greek Yogurt

Find out new and healthy ways to use Greek yogurt.

12 New Ways to Enjoy Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a healthy, low-fat way to incorporate more dairy into your diet. Here are 12 new and easy ways to incorporate it into your everyday life.


SOURCE: Mariana Leung

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 apple (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Top with your favorite granola (optional)
  1. Mix yogurt and maple syrup into a bowl and enjoy with sliced apples and the topping of your choice!


SOURCE: AhavaFelicidad 

  • 6 potatoes 
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tsp fresh chives
  • 4 tbsp Greek yogurt
  1. Clean 6 potatoes with baking soda. Feel free to use a veggie brush. This step is important even if you plan to peel your potatoes. Rinse and cleanse twice -making sure not to let the baking soda sit on the potatoes longer than 3 minutes.
  2. Cut the potatoes into 2” inch sections so they will boil and flake away easier. 
  3. Place your potatoes into a pot fully immersed in cold water with a pinch of sea salt and bring to a boil. This will take at least 20 minutes. At the boiling point let boil 5 minutes, then turn the heat down to a simmer for another 15-20 minutes using a long knife or fork to check for softness.Once your knife or fork flows through the potatoes with ease, turn off the heat.
  4. Drain the water through your stainless steel or other strainer and glide the potatoes back into the pot. 
  5. Add 6 tbsp real unsalted butter, 2 tsp black pepper, 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tsp sea salt, 3 tsp fresh chives and fresh dill or fresh rosemary and fresh dill finely crushed.
  6. With your stainless steel potato masher, mash with love and gratitude. Mash until there are only small yet soft chunks and then add 4 tbsp of Greek yogurt.
  7. Now stir with a spoon or continue to mash to your liking! 


SOURCE: Almetria Turner

  • 1-5 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ⅓ cup minced English cucumbers
  • ½ tsp dill
  • ½ tsp mint
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients until well blended.
  2. Season to taste, and refrigerate until use. Enjoy!


SOURCE: Susan Castriota

  • 1 cup plain, non fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp dry ground mustard
  1. Combine and mix all ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Add to your favorite salad or dish and enjoy!


SOURCE: Spoon University

  • 1 sliced banana 
  • Greek yogurt (any flavor)
  1. Scoop your favorite flavor of Greek yogurt into a bowl
  2. Slice bananas into ½ inch slices 
  3. Roll banana slices in yogurt using utensil
  4. Place in the freezer for at least one hour, or until frozen
  5. Remove from the freezer and enjoy!


Source: Ilana Bucholtz

  • Boxed cupcake mix
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  1. Swap out the eggs and oil required for the cupcake mix with Greek yogurt


Source: Danielle Thomas

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbspCastor oil 
  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl
  2. Stir until the consistency of the mixture is creamy
  3. Apply to hair, and let sit for 30 minutes
  4. Rinse thoroughly


Source: Pinch of Yum

  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • A squeeze of lime juice (to taste)
  • A pinch of garlic powder (to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt 
  1. Mash the avocado 
  2. Stir in garlic powder, salt and Greek yogurt
  3. Add lime juice, and enjoy with tortilla chips or spread on a taco!


Source: Amanda Bayer

  • 1 slice of sandwich bread
  • 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt 
  • 1 teaspoon of honey 
  • ½ medium avocado 
  • ¼ teaspoon of flax seed
  1. Toast the bread - spread the Greek yogurt onto the toast
  2. Cut the avocado into ¼ inch thick slices and lay slices onto the toast, covering the yogurt
  3. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with flax seed. Enjoy!


SOURCE: Ilene Maycock

  • 6 oz of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter powder
  • 1 packet of sweetener
  1. Mix Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder and sweetener
  2. Layer with the fruit of your choice in a tall glass and top with whipped topping


SOURCE: Annoula Dritsas

  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Greek honey
  • 1.5 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 drops of lavender oil
  1. Mix all ingredients into a bowl
  2. Apply mixture to your face, let sit for 20 minutes
  3. Rinse off, and enjoy super smooth and soft skin!

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