Chia Yogurt Delight (S)

Sometimes there is a simple recipe that revolutionizes your breakfast or afternoon snack. Filling, packed with goodness and yummy all in one little bowl.  “How did I get along without you for so long?”, I say.  I love a delicious option that has healthy fats involved that my body needs!  It’s so easy that you’ll be excited to throw it together and enjoy it whenever the urge arises.  It would be fantastic to pack along in the car in a cooler for a trip or an on-the-go afternoon.  I think the kids will even like it!

chiayogurtdelight Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil, melted or very soft
  • 1 Tbs Chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla (if you used plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 Tbs of Super Sweet Blend or a Doonk of THM Stevia Extract or the equivalent of another on plan sweetener
  • Berries, peanut flour, Lily’s chocolate chips, etc (optional)

Directions:

I just measure it out and stir it all together.  I did melt my coconut oil first so it was sure to stir in evenly to my mix.  You could use the brand at Walmart that stays liquid-y.  When you melt it to put it in, stir it quickly!  It hardens fast.  You could eat it right away, but I like to let it sit and let the chia seeds swell so they are nice and soft. It thickens up as it sits.  I enjoy it plain, but adding some berries is a lovely treat as well.  You can always add peanut flour or a few cut up berries in with the mix.

Greek Yogurt Questions?

-Greek yogurt, 0% (it has nine carbs per full cup, so one cup is fine if it is the main
component of an S meal or snack, ½ cup is advised for an after meal S dessert)
-Greek yogurt, 2% or full-fat full-fat regular yogurt is okay in one cup servings if strained at home, but reduced fat.
-Regular yogurt does not work. (From the THM book)

*THM gals can check out pages 73-74 for dairy recommendations on the plan.

Why Chia Seeds?  

Chia seeds are so beneficial due their richness in fiber, omega-3 fats, protein, vitamins and minerals such as:

Dietary fiber (11g – 42% recommended daily value)
Protein (4.4g – 9% RDV)
Omega-3 fatty acids (4915 mg)
Omega-6 fatty acids (1620 mg)
Calcium (77 mg – 18% RDV)
Copper (0.1 mg – 3% RDV)
Phosphorus (265 mg – 27% RDV)
Potassium (44.8 mg – 1% RDV)
Zinc (1.0 mg – 7% RDV)

Chia also contains essential fatty acids alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, mucin, strontium, Vitamins A, B, E, and D, and minerals including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin, thiamine, and they are a rich source of anti-oxidants.(1)

The medical world is also doing a lot of new research on the chia seed and it’s abilities to cure diabetes!  Amazing!  There are many more benefits than I will list.  Adding this power packed seed to your diet is a HUGE must.

Why Coconut Oil?

Coconut oil has tremendous benefits as well.  Weight loss properties, healthy skin and a myriad of other uses.  I even use it for sunblock!  Coconut oil is something you want in your pantry.  Here is a great article from The Wellness Mama that you can read all about the different health benefits, “Health Benefits of Coconut Oil”.

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Chia Yogurt Delight (S)
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Easy S breakfast or snack that is very filling and nutritious!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil, melted or very soft
  • 1 Tbs Chia seeds
  • ½ tsp vanilla (if you used plain yogurt)
  • ½ Tbs of Super Sweet Blend or a Doonk of THM Stevia Extract or the equivalent of another on plan sweetener
  • Berries, peanut flour, etc (optional)
Instructions
  1. I just measure it out and stir it all together.
  2. I did melt my coconut oil first so it was sure to stir in evenly to my mix. You could use the brand at Walmart that stays liquid-y. When you melt it to put it in, stir it quickly! It hardens fast.
  3. You could eat it right away, but I like to let it sit and let the chia seeds swell so they are nice and soft.
  4. I enjoy it plain, but adding some berries is a lovely treat as well. You can always add peanut flour or a few cut up berries in with the mix. It thickens up!

Eat up!  This is a power packed snack or breakfast that fits the “S” for Satisfying standards if you are a Trim Healthy Mama.

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Chia Yogurt Delight (S) — 11 Comments

  1. I just finished eating mine – Goodness in a bowl! (I added 1/4 C frozen blueberries cuz I made it at 7:00 before I left the house and was scheduled to eat it for snack at 10:30 at the office – the berries kept it cold and were the perfect “thaw” by then…) DELISH!

  2. Uh, yum! I just mixed it up right in my large near container of Costco’s fat free GY, tripling the recipe. Tossed in 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries to the whole mix, and am now waiting, waiting, impatiently for the chia to soften up a bit like tapioca before I indulge any further than the taste I had when first mixed.
    Thanks, Jennifer! You always have our backs, and I love the extra info you give us with the recipes!

  3. Do you think that you could make this the night before and refrigerate to have it for breakfast the next day or does the coconut oil get a bad consistency if you keep it in the fridge?

    • [email protected] on said:

      No, that would be perfect!! I like to do that to grab my breakfast in the morning. I’ll put it all in a mason jar with a lid or in a little tupperware. 🙂

    • [email protected] on said:

      I mention one cup…not a container. I measure.

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