5 Clever Ways to Sweeten Greek Yogurt
To take the tartness down a notch
A lot of people love Greek yogurt for its mouth-puckering tartness. But a lot more (maybe you?) avoid it altogether for that same reason. It’s easy to balance the tanginess out with a little something sweet, though. Try any of these five ideas to reap the benefits of this protein-packed and calcium-rich breakfast staple--and actually enjoy it in the process.
1. Maple Syrup + Granola
This natural sweetener was recently called out as a superfood. Scientists say it contains beneficial compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (and can even help manage type 2 diabetes). Drizzle a little onto yogurt and top with nuts or granola for a hearty breakfast.
2. Coconut Flakes + Fruit
Add freshly cut mango or pineapple to your yogurt and then sprinkle with a handful of coconut flakes for a tropical afternoon treat. It sure beats the chocolate-chip cookie you were about to reach for.
Pomegranate seeds add just the right amount of natural sweetness and are the perfect complement to Greek yogurt’s tang. Plus, we love how they burst in your mouth when you crunch down on them.
4. Peanut Butter + Honey
Whisk 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of honey into your yogurt for a sweet-salty breakfast combo.
5. Blackstrap Molasses
Typically used in baking, blackstrap molasses is rich in iron, calcium and magnesium and has a moderate glycemic index (meaning you won’t experience the blood-sugar spikes common with more refined sugars). It does have a strong flavor, though, so a little drizzle goes a long way.