Everybody likes peanut butter, except for those thousands of kids with peanut allergies. But peanut butter is generally enjoyed by all. From Thai stir-frys and Indian curries to American brown bag lunches and almost every airline imaginable, peanuts whole and also in their mashed-up-form are found everywhere. Hell, they are even a staple in canine cuisine.
I have been trying to make Greek yogurt even tastier. I very rarely am satisfied with a food until it has been doctored up to crazy levels of perfection. Just click here to see the extremes the Fed Up team goes to for a the perfect sweet potato experience. Or click here, to see what happens when I decide on making a pizza for dinner. So why my focus on Greek yogurt…am I too good for the American stuff? Does Dannon not earn any respect in my fridge? Is Yoplait to0 mundane for me? Nope, “regular” yogurt is fine by me (although I do HATE those damn Yoplait individual containers where it is IMPOSSIBLE to get all of the yogurt out). Greek yogurt simply has some advantages that come along with its higher price tag. First of all, it is the current trendy way to get your probiotics on. It is what all the forward thinking hippies and hipsters eat leading it to become one of those Whole Foods staples. It really is one of the healthiest types of yogurt out there due to its “all-naturalness” and by featuring less sugar (if you get the plain stuff), and more protein. Plus it has a nice thick consistency, not found in your typical non-Greek yogurt. Oh, and it is damn tasty too.
Plain Greek yogurt on its own is already ranked pretty high up on the scoreboard for things I like to eat. BUT, the plain flavor stuff is really a beautiful blank slate where random ingredients can be (and SHOULD be) added to balance out the strong tartness often found. So, of course honey and fruit are common core combos for yogurt…but me, being the perfection-seeking, grub-obsessed-guy that I am, I needed to find something even better.
Here is where you just have to trust me and take a leap of faith. Take some Greek Yogurt (I am a big fan of Fage 0% Plain), mix in some Splenda or any old sweetener you want, then plop a nice heaping of peanut butter in the center. Seriously it is good, DAMN GOOD.
Take the risk, and try it. I know you may be scared of ruining a freaking expensive cup of yogurt (Greek yogurt sure is NOT cheap), but trust me. it is worth the risk.
So here are a few reasons to try this combo out:
1:Greek yogurt with the peanut butter is actually a very healthy snack, filled with important nutrients and protein. This combo is great after a workout or as something to much on between meals.
2.This PB-yogurt-combo is appetizing 24/7. In the morning or in the afternoon, it hits all the right taste notes by having the creamy tartness of the yogurt, the salty nuttiness from the PB, and of course your sweet tooth is happily satisfied from whatever sweetener you add in.
3. Oh, and as mentioned above, Greek yougurt is what all the cool-kids eat today. It is the “trendy” yogurt, and you don’t want to be one of THOSE losers who doesn’t know what cultural tradition was used as the basis to manufacture their cup of bacteria-curdled-milk(yogurt for you unsophisticated halfwits out there).
So combine two foods that really don’t sound like they will go together, and just ignore the awkward stares from your friends and co-workers. It is worth it because it is tasty.