This summer, while on a beach vacation with my family (parents, four siblings, their spouses and children!) I watched the lot of them pile drive Greek yogurt every morning for breakfast. What’s so great about that, I wondered? Heck, it’s more expensive than the kind I normally buy at the store, and it’s not in a very big container.
When I returned home, I bought some. Partially out of curiosity, partially because my collective family members are in super-good shape and looked wonderful at the beach while I was hiding under a gigantic T-shirt.
First of all, it was DELICIOUS – kind of like eating super-thick sour cream right out of the container with a spoon! Greek yogurt is yogurt that has gone through a straining process which removes much of the water, salts and sugars. This process creates a thicker, creamier texture. I tried plain Greek yogurt first, then progressed to the varieties with fruit added after I was certain I loved the stuff. I was hooked.
Secondly, Greek yogurt isn’t only delicious; it’s very nutritious as well. Greek yogurt contains quite a bit more protein and often less sugar than regular yogurt. A six-ounce serving of Greek yogurt may have as much as 17 to 19 grams of protein, depending on the brand. The protein helps you build muscle and feel full longer.
And, did I mention it’s delicious?
There are several brands on the market right now to choose from. Grab some today, and give it a whirl.