Thick and offering over twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt| Greek yogurt has become one of the top breakfast and snack choices for people trying to lose weight. But if you’re following a dairy-free diet| you’ll feel like you’re missing out because there are no dairy-free options offering that much protein. A six-ounce container of soy yogurt only offers seven grams of protein| and even though it’s “Greek-style|” cultured coconut milk yogurt only offers two grams. Almond milk yogurt is also low on the protein scale| offering just two grams.
Here’s a little hack for making your own protein-packed Greek yogurt ¡ª no cooking or straining required. All you need is your favorite dairy-free yogurt and your favorite (great-tasting) plant-based protein powder (I use Vega Sport vanilla). Just add half a scoop of protein powder to your yogurt| give it a good mixing until smooth and creamy| and boom! Depending on what protein powder you choose| your cup of yogurt now has 10 to 15 more grams of protein. It’s an easy way to thicken otherwise watery yogurt and a quick way to get some extra protein in your day.
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