One of my favorite things about summer is that I finally crave cold foods for breakfast again.
In the fall and winter, I just can’t have yogurt or smoothies or anything that isn’t warm. I’m always freezing in the morning, so when summer rolls around and it’s hot outside at 6 am, I am more than ready to dig into big yogurt and fruit bowls or overnight oats or smoothies.
Some of my favorites this year so far? This one above with Stonyfield plain greek yogurt, fresh plum and apple, some almonds, and a drizzle of honey.
And this one was incredible! A base of Stonyfield plain greek yogurt, a fresh local peach, blueberries that I picked the night before, pecans, and some local honey. So good! And easy! And quick! All good things for busy mornings.
I’ve also been making a TON of smoothies lately – they’re just so quick to make! I love having them for weekday breakfasts to carry with me to work or as easy weekend lunches, too. Especially when it’s so hot that I don’t want to cook anything.
I think my yogurt consumption increases about 50% in the spring and summer when the weather is warmer, so I’m always finding news ways to use it.
Some of my favorites (besides just a bowl with fruit for a snack):
- slathered on a oatmeal pancake for breakfast
- churned into mint chocolate frozen yogurt
- inside a thick chocolate shell in these raspberry cheesecake yogurt cups
- baked into mini cheesecakes
- folded in with spices and buttermilk for a sour cream and onion chip dip
Most of my favorite summer recipes are for dishes served cold (always good when it’s 90+ degrees outside), but we also love using it a marinade for grilled chicken and in salad dressings or whipped into cake batter or biscuits. You can use yogurt in just about anything!
What are your favorite ways to use yogurt in the summer?
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