With the popoularity of yogurt and the abundance of varieties it can be confusing. Here’s a great way to add some nutritional pop to your yogurt. Fruits provide great benefits such as vitamins, antioxidents, natural sweetness sans the refined sugars and so much more. Oats & almonds provide natural fiber and heart healthy benefits too. Try this recipe, or, for a quick fix just add some fresh strawberries, blueberries or rasberries & almonds or oats for a healthy start to your day or a great afternoon snack. The kids will love this too.
Makes 4 servings
Ingredients: • 4 cups nonfat yogurt, plain
• 1 cup instant oats
• ½ cup nonfat milk
• 3 peaches, cubed
• 1 cup blueberries
• ½ cup almonds
• 1 orange, juiced
1. Combine the milk, oats, yogurt and orange juice in a mixing bowl. Place in the refrigerator and allow to sit for about 1 minute.
2. Meanwhile, crush the almonds and place in a sauté pan. Toast over medium heat until the aroma of the almonds begins to rise (about 5 minutes).
3. Top the yogurt mixture with the almonds, peaches, and blueberries. Stir thoroughly.
Nutrition Information (per serving)*:
410 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium,
58 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 37 g sugar, 23 g protein, 1 cup fruit
* Recipe and nutrition information may vary by products (and/or brands) used.