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faerychic
06-06-2012, 11:20 AM
Just tried something very yummy.......Walden Farms pancake syrup mixed with greek yogurt - tastes like maple flavored yogurt. I have also tried the WF strawberry syrup mixed with the yogurt and that is good too. I ordered both syrups online from Netrition.

I wonder if we can have cocoa powder? That would be good with some stevia for chocolate yogurt.

Cinnamon and stevia is good too.

I'd love to hear what everyone else does to flavor greek yogurt. I recently switched to the meta balance plan and will be eating it more often now.


Galadreal
06-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Strawberries...and or Syntrax Nectar in chocolate truffle or Strawberry Mouse.

mammasita
06-06-2012, 11:42 AM
I read a blog and the girl who writes it lost a ton of weight, she uses Mio to flavor her yogurt. I thought that was a great idea!


JodiH
06-06-2012, 12:11 PM
I love it with the Peach-Mango HNS. I add some tropical fruit sometimes -- it is great. But, if you use frozen fruit, let it thaw and drain or it willl make the yogurt very thin. These are great when almost frozen and eat like ice cream. I also put the greek yogurt, super fruit/veggie and lemon HNS in the blender and make a smoothie. I also like to add some frozen fruit to it. Sometimes I make several at a time and stick in the freezer to use for a quick meal.

kaplods
06-06-2012, 03:25 PM
I was using sugar free pudding mix (just stirring it in) and Crystal Light powder and diet jello powder to flavor greek yogurt, but right now I'm on a kick of adding just sweetener - Splenda and/or xylitol.

The flavor reminds me of good cheesecake, flan, custard... the mild, milky flavor is just awesome.

I'm sure I'll go back to flavorings, but right now I'm really loving the sweetened plain yogurt.

I'm trying to eat lower carb than my normal, so the sweetened yogurt is a major decadent treat for me - I love the silky texture.

camaswa
06-06-2012, 04:21 PM
Lemon HNS is my current fave. That's A LOT of protein. I have done mojito crystsl lite too. I'm having greek yougert as snacks twice a day on MetaBalance as of this week and am feeling a lot more satisfied. I wish I had switched a long time ago.

faerychic
06-06-2012, 04:54 PM
Yes - the lemon HNS is good. I also add vanilla extract with the lemon HNS and it reminds me of cheese cake! I read that adding lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract makes it taste like cake batter. I haven't tried it yet but will give it a try tonight using the lemon HNS instead of lemon juice.

bigdog
06-06-2012, 10:08 PM
I'll use Splenda and cinnamon sometimes. Excellent. Will also sprinkle some chocolate truffle syntax powder and stir that in. The lemon sounds really good

rachels77
06-07-2012, 03:04 PM
I do strawberries or blueberries and a packet of stevia... yummy. Also like to do cinammon and stevia. I'm going to try the lemon though!

luv2clog
06-08-2012, 10:57 PM
When do you get to eat greek yogurt? I have a couple more days before I start my first diet plan (yellow).

faerychic
06-09-2012, 08:36 AM
When do you get to eat greek yogurt? I have a couple more days before I start my first diet plan (yellow).

Once you start the green menu you will be able to have greek yogurt up to 3 times a week. It will be counted as a protein.

bigdog
06-09-2012, 09:16 AM
i always buy the Greek yogurt in the large container and would add the berries or equal and cinnamon to the individual servings when i dished it out. i decided yesterday to add the fruit to the container so it was already mixed and i could just dish it out. (i had frozen mixed fruit (strawberries, peaches, pineapple) added it frozen, blended w/ the greek yogurt and it is perfect! w/ my Nashua Nutrition order, i got a sample of Wildberry HNS, liquid form. added that too and wow, it's really good! i've gotten in a bad habit when im hungry between meals, i'll grab half a protein bar or a whole one. i'm trying to wean myself off of those (will always have in the car though because they have saved me from fast food many times when im on appointments all day!) so now if im hungry or want a treat, i'll dish out my already prepared greek yogurt w/ fruit. BTW, the mixed fruit from Publix didnt have alot of pineapple in it which is good becuz i think that is limited...
i was analyzing myself on why i am addicted to the protein bars and sometimes nothing else will do and it's the crunch i want. i love chocolate and the Choc. Truffle protein is good for that but i want crunch! (before MRC, cheetoes were my favorite!) and lived on crackers and cheese and popcorn. i was thinking also maybe trying to crush up the protein bars and using them as a topping on the greek yogurt so i would be limiting the quantity but still getting the crunch. back in my WW days, i did that w/ those evil Girl scout mint thins and that worked pretty well. i would top my SF FF chocolate pudding w/ one thin mint a day every evening :-)

JodiH
06-09-2012, 09:52 PM
One of my MRC counselors suggested crushing ice and sprinkling one of the powered HNS on it or to sprinkle a crystal light on it. She said it satifies her hunger for something crunchy.

bigdog
06-09-2012, 10:41 PM
That's a great idea :). Thanks for sharing

OSUBeavergal
06-09-2012, 10:45 PM
Yes - the lemon HNS is good. I also add vanilla extract with the lemon HNS and it reminds me of cheese cake! I read that adding lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract makes it taste like cake batter. I haven't tried it yet but will give it a try tonight using the lemon HNS instead of lemon juice.

Faerychic,

I tried this and Oh MY! It was a yummy breakfast treat. I ate it with my 1/2 cup fresh raspberries and had to remind myself that ladies don't lick the bowl clean... I gave my husband a bite and he asked if he could have some too! :D

bigdog
06-10-2012, 11:50 AM
One of my MRC counselors suggested crushing ice and sprinkling one of the powered HNS on it or to sprinkle a crystal light on it. She said it satifies her hunger for something crunchy.

I always keep a bottle of lemon juice that I add to my water and sugar free margaritas. I didn't even think about adding it to Greek yogurt w vanilla extract!!! I'll have to get some almond extract. - I bet that would be good mixed w my vanilla bean torte and even chocolate truffle HNS. Thank u ladies!!!! The more tasty choices I have the better to keep me motivated and on plan :)

faerychic
07-17-2012, 12:04 PM
I saw this in a magazine but cannot remember which one! tried it last night and it was very yummy. Reminded me of Keylime pie!

2 packets stevia
vanilla extract
a squeeze of lime juice

I have also been using the Walden Farms chocolate and strawberry syrups. I add some stevia to the yogurt and then drizzle a bit of both syrups over the top - like a yogurt sundae.

tjhenry07
07-17-2012, 10:29 PM
I recently tried adding 1/4 tsp. chocolate extract and a packet of stevia to my greek yogurt and it was actually pretty good!

kelly315
07-18-2012, 06:13 AM
Yogurt doesn't have to be sweet! Don't underestimate the savory options.

It's very similar to the Indian yogurt, which is often served as a savory dish and eaten alongside a spicy main dish to cool it down. My favorites are when it is mixed with onion or pomegranate, but not sweetened! It's really yummy.

Pysanky
07-18-2012, 10:37 PM
Tonight I used 1 tbsp cheesecake pudding mix. It's 25 calories for 1/4 the package....there is about 7 tbsps in 1/4 of the package....so one tbsp is minimal calories. and OMG - it was the BEST THING EVER!! I use Oikos plain and I could have chewed the plastic container it was so good. Tasted JUST LIKE cheesecake!!!

LolaBunni
07-19-2012, 03:48 PM
^^^ LOL! Which Greek Yogurt brand does everyone perfer? I think I'm going to get one or two just to try out.

camaswa
07-19-2012, 04:32 PM
Trader Joes, if you have that store. Other than that, I just look for ones that are highest in protein. Some are 20 gr per cup,which is awesome.

faerychic
07-19-2012, 04:32 PM
By far my favorite brand is Fage' both 0 percent and 2 percent fat. Next would be Oikos and then Chiobani. I have tried all brands that I could find - Kroger is not bad too. Remember these are the plain unflavored verision so they will be sour.

meazie
09-10-2012, 10:22 PM
I know this is an old thread but it has lots of good ideas so I thought I'd add a few more. Did you know there is flavored liquid stevia? Sweet Leaf is the best brand and you can find it at places like Vitamin Cottage, Whole Foods, Sprouts - or online from Amazon too.
I have the Chocolate and it's amazing over fresh berries so I know it would be good in greek yogurt.
There is a lemon drop flavor that is really good in plain sparkling water. Oh - and the root beer one too makes it like root beer in sparkling water.
The english toffee is what got me away from cream in my coffee...yes, I drink coffee still - 1/2 caff, just a cup in the morning.

Ok, so I have a bit of a stevia collection in my fridge. I got hooked a year or so ago when I did the crazy HCG thing. But it's still the only non-sugar sweetener that doesn't give me stomach or head aches.

kelly315
09-10-2012, 10:39 PM
I've taken to mixing mine with dressing mix- dill, ranch, etc, from hidden valley. Then I can eat it like dip with veggies! It's soooooo good. The dip mix only adds about 20 calories to a 1/2 cup serving.