What Makes Greek Yogurt So Special?
Greek yogurt is characterized above all by its particularly creamy texture.. This property can be traced from the manufacturing process: milk is curdled by various lactic acid bacteria (yoghurt cultures). The whey is then separated from the yoghurt mass by decanting. This process takes longer with Greek yogurt. Result: higher water loss (so it takes four times as much milk to make greek yogurt), and the consistency is thicker., than regular yogurt.
Benefits of Greek yogurt?
Special production process turns Greek yogurt into a protein bomb. Besides, Greek yogurt also has fewer carbs, than regular yogurt. However, Greek yogurt contains about 10 percent fat. But these are good fats., and moreover, there is also greek yogurt with 4%, 2% and even 0,2% fat.
Yogurt is traditionally served in Greece with fruit., nuts and honey. Greek yogurt can also be used as a low-calorie alternative to mayonnaise., creams and creams.
3 easy greek yogurt recipes
Here are three recipes, in which Greek yogurt is used as an ingredient:
Pancakes with Greek yogurt
In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 a teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a separate bowl, mix 1 a glass of Greek yogurt, 1 big egg and 1 a tablespoon of honey. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix, until they mix. Heat a large non-stick skillet or skillet over medium heat. Drop spoonfuls of pancake batter into the pan and cook., until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook, until the other side turns golden brown, still around 1-2 minutes. Serve with toppings of your choice, eg, with fresh fruit, nuts and maple syrup.
Chicken salad with Greek yogurt
In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups chopped boiled chicken, 1/2 cups diced celery, 1/2 cup diced red onion, 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 1/2 cups diced red bell pepper and 1 Article. /4 cup chopped fresh dill. In a separate bowl, mix 1 a glass of Greek yogurt, 1 a tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of onion powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add yogurt mixture to chicken mixture and mix well. Serve Chicken Salad on Lettuce Leaves or in a Sandwich.
Greek yogurt smoothie
Mix in a blender 1 glass of frozen mixed berries, 1 a glass of Greek yogurt, 1/2 glass of milk, 1/2 banana, 1 a tablespoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately. You can also add a handful of spinach or kale for a nutrient boost..