Gizzi Erskine recently said that certain faddy health foods can't taste good. Admitedly her beef is mainly with the infamous chia seed, but I'm on a mission to prove her wrong. My pals at Fage have gotten on board and very kindly sent me some of their Total Greek Yoghurt to help. I go through at least 2 tubs of this stuff a week, usually mixed with fruit or as a soured cream alternative with chilli - I like to pile on the jalapenos but can't actually handle the heat!
I'm setting myself a challenge to find more uses for my favourite Greek yoghurt, incorporating Gizzi's dreaded chia seed as much as possible and proving that healthy food can in fact taste good! I'll be sharing the results with you here on the blog.
My first recipe in this series is admittedly a bit of a cheat as the main part isn't my own. It's a genius creation of my favourite sisters - the Hemsley + Hemsley healthy eating goddesses. The girls are well known for creating healthy versions of classic comfort foods and their quinoa scone recipe falls right into that category. It's easy to follow and is available on the Vogue website here.
I follow the scone recipe to a T but make my strawberry chia jam slightly differently. First I mash the strawberries with a fork, then add 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1 tbsp of water, 1 tbsp of maple syrup and mixing together. Allow it to set in the fridge overnight.
My little Total twist comes in at the cream stage. The girls recommend clotted cream, butter or COYO but I prefer to reduce the fat and up the protein. Enter Total 2% Greek Yoghurt. It contains only 2g of fat per 100g and an impressive 9.9g of protein! Simply mix 1 cup of yoghurt with a tsp of vanilla extract for a delicious cream alternative!
Have you ever tried Total Greek Yoghurt? What do you eat yours with?