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Top 5 Yogurt Pudding Recipes to Start Your Day Right
What better way than to start the day right with a fresh and healthy yogurt pudding made with whatever toppings you ...
What better way than to start the day right with a fresh and healthy yogurt pudding made with whatever toppings you choose. Yogurt is undeniably a quick and easy breakfast favorite that you can make with any fruits or nuts and take with you to work or eat as a healthy morning snack. Here are 5 yogurt pudding recipes to start your day feeling refreshed and healthy.
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1. Cheesecake Yogurt Pudding
You can make this creamy, fluffy, and sweet cheesecake yogurt pudding in just under one minute. With this recipe, you can be as creative as you want and use as many of your favorite toppings as you please from strawberries to healthy nuts. Strawberry is quite healthy on its own and can be turned into strawberry flavored yogurt puddings¹ which are high in protein, minerals, vitamins, including calcium.
Cheesecake yogurt pudding is an easy solution for when you are craving something delicious and healthy at the same time. Additionally, Greek yogurt isn’t very sweet, however, you can sweeten it up more by adding sugar or vanilla mix.
- 32 oz Greek yogurt
- 1 cheesecake pudding mix
- 2 lbs diced strawberries
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla
In a large mixing bowl, pour the Greek yogurt and little by little add the cheesecake pudding mix as well as the vanilla extract. Keep blending until all of that has been mixed together. When the mixture is ready, fill up a jar with ⅓ and add the strawberries². Continue to do the same layer by layer until the jar is fully filled. Instead of strawberries, you may also add a mix of healthy nuts such as almonds³, cashews⁴, or pistachios⁵, and different types of dried fruits, all of which give you a unique taste when combined.
2. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Pudding
If you want a fast and easy yogurt pudding recipe then this one is for you. This cheesecake yogurt pudding can be put together in no more than 5 minutes. You may use it as a yogurt pudding but it can just as easily turn into a chocolate mousse. It is perfect for a refreshing breakfast and even fancy dinner parties with its creamy, light texture and delicious flavor. Based on your preferences you may even add crackers or cookies⁶ on top for a crunchier bite.
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa (Dutch-processed)
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 1 pinch of salt
The preparation for this yogurt pudding recipe is quite easy. Simply put all the ingredients in a mixer and whip them together for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do this until they turn really fluffy and shiny and that’s it. This step depends on your preferences, you can eat it right away for that pudding and yogurt texture or let it chill for a few minutes for a more mousses-like texture. Lastly, you can get creative and style this yogurt pudding with anything from fresh or dried fruit⁷ to caramel and even different types of nuts. Serve it with a light whipped cream on top.
3. Greek Yogurt Banana Pudding
This is a very simple banana pudding with Greek yogurt, cream, milk, and vanilla recipe which melts in your mouth once everything is put together. For a healthier recipe, include all sugar-free products or natural instead of processed sugar. Fruits and yogurt are a great combination when regarding health benefits⁸. There are plenty of yogurt puddings made out of different fruits from strawberry⁹, peach¹⁰, to a fruit mix¹¹, that provides 100% fresh fruit juice, adding up to the already impressive range of health advantages provided by yogurts.
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- 2 cups Greek yogurt
- 2 sliced bananas
- 3 fully ripe bananas
- ½ tablespoon of honey
- 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Sugar-free cookies
- 10 vanilla wafers
In the same mixing bowl, add the Greek yogurt, honey, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract and stir until all the ingredients are combined and smooth. Continue layering banana slices¹² and cookies on top of vanilla wafers in the jar or dessert bowl. Once the jar or bowl is full, add a decent amount of the yogurt pudding on top and continue to repeat this process until the jar is filled at the brim.
4. Yogurt Breakfast Pudding with Chia Seeds
A yogurt breakfast pudding with chia seeds is a creamy and tasty recipe as well as nutritious and easy to prepare. This is the ideal breakfast or snack to make when you want to feel refreshed in the morning. The chia seeds and oats give the yogurt the perfect, thick pudding texture.
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- 1 box low-fat yogurt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup oats
- ¼ cup canned pineapple
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 4 teaspoons almonds
- 1 red apple
Combine together the yogurt, milk, pineapple, oats, vanilla, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Place the mixture in a safe container and leave it in the refrigerator to chill for about 8 hours to two days at most. Once chilled enough and ready to be served, stir the mixture thoroughly. You may add the sliced-up almonds (or any other nut of your choice) over each serving and garnish with diced apples if preferred. For a richer flavor, you can try to roast the nuts for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until brown.
5. Greek Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts
This dish of yogurt with honey and walnuts is a really easy recipe and extremely nutritious since it includes healthy ingredients such as Greek yogurt, honey, and walnuts. This two-minute recipe requires high-quality products with creamy and thick Greek yogurt, organic honey, as well as fresh walnuts¹³ in order to avoid any harsh aftertaste. You may even try toasting the walnuts for a richer nutty flavor to the dish.
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- ½ cups Greek yogurt
- 1 cup walnuts
- ¾ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ cup of honey
Begin by preheating the oven to 180C and spreading the walnuts on a baking sheet to roast for about 7 to 8 minutes. They will turn a golden color and have a rich aroma. Create a coat by blending the roasted walnuts with honey in a mixing bowl until smooth. Let the mixture cool off for 2 minutes. While the mixture is cooling off, add and mix together the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Once you have that ready, continue to fill up the dessert dishes with the yogurt. Finally, sprinkle the cinnamon over the yogurt and drizzle the honey and walnut mixture on top. Serve and enjoy!