Light and sweet, this super healthy combination of 3 amazing ingredients- Greek Yogurt, Walnuts, and Honey- is the perfect snack to satisfy at any time of day.
Most of us already know that these three ingredients consumed on their own provide good health benefits, but you can actually get more good stuff from them if you mix them together! This combination is not only beneficial for the body—it’s great for the skin as well!
If you’ve ever wondered what makes Greek yogurt different from the regular kind, Greek yogurt is strained to remove most of the whey. The result is a thicker, creamier yogurt with twice the protein content. A cup of Greek yogurt can help you meet the recommended dietary guideline of three daily servings of low-fat or nonfat dairy products.
Greek yogurt is also packed with probiotics, healthy bacteria that can help boost your immune system and decrease stomach issues. Another benefit of Greek yogurt is that it’s high in calcium, which is needed to build strong muscles and helps vital organs function.
Various scientific research has revealed Greek honey is rich in compounds such as polyphenols, phenolic acids, and many more. Because of Greece’s great variety of flora – around 6,500 different types, of which 1,500 are endemic, textures and colours -there are many different types of honey with an exciting range of tastes and properties. The most commonly found varieties of honey one can find are Pine, Flower, Thyme, Chestnut, Orange, Sage, Eriki, Carob, and Mainalos Vanilla.
Health benefits of Greek honey include strengthening the immune system, it’s anti-inflammatory, supports digestion, and improves gut health, it’s high in B vitamins which help strengthen the nervous system and it’s also high in antioxidants.
Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean and have been part of the Greek diet for thousands of years. These nuts are rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods. Walnuts provide healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, and minerals and according to extensive research, eating walnuts may improve brain health and prevent heart disease and cancer.
Walnuts are also a great source of vitamin B7, which is said to help hair and nails grow stronger and longer, as well as prevent hair loss.
Preparing Greek Yogurt with Walnuts and Honey
- 1 x cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
- 2 x tbsp honey, more or less to taste