Greek Pumpkin Yogurt

by Kristine on September 27, 2013

in Gluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Healthy Breakfast, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Snacks

greek pumpkin yogurt

Like many, I’m just a wee bit obsessed with anything pumpkin this time of year. Tis’ the season, so off I went to Trader Joe’s (love that place!) to check out the pumpkin goodies. I had heard about their pumpkin yogurt, so I had to try it. Stats looked good, until I saw the sugar. 23 grams? What?! Say it ain’t so! Well, I bought a couple anyway in order to test them out and see if I could come up with a low sugar duplicate. Happy to say, after a few trials…I got it! They taste identical, and my version only has 5 g of sugar. YAY! Double pumpkin YAY!

Greek Pumpkin Yogurt

{copycat of Trader Joe’s Greek Pumpkin Yogurt}

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

3/4 cup non-fat greek yogurt
2 Tbsp pumpkin puree (I used canned pumpkin). Make sure its NOT pumpkin pie filling.
13 drops vanilla stevia (I used NuNaturals Vanilla stevia. Best tasting liquid stevia I’ve ever tried) *could also use approx 2 stevia packets to taste
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of each ground cloves, nutmeg & ginger

Directions

Mix together your greek yogurt and pumpkin with a spoon until blended. Add in your stevia drops and spices. Mix again. Return to fridge and let it set for 15 minutes. Stir and enjoy your delicious pumpkin creation, and relish in all the calories you’ve saved!

Thought I’d include a picture of what it looks like with the spices, and what a “pinch” looks like for me 🙂 The 1/8th tsp cinnamon is in the middle…above is the cloves and nutmeg below the cinnamon is the ginger.

Greek Pumpkin Yogurt directions

Calories (my version, entire recipe) Calories: 102   Fat: 0 g   Carbs: 6.5 g   Fiber: 1.3 g   Sugars: 5.1 g   Sodium:70 mg   Protein: 18 g

Calories (Trader Joe’s version, 1 container, 8 oz)   Calories: 190  Fat: 0 g   Carbs: 29 g   Fiber: 0 g   Sugars: 23 g   Sodium: 80 mg   Protein: 18 g

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • wufusk

    I’ve never tried Trader Joe’s, but I’m also obsessed with all things pumpkin this time of year and this looks good. I don’t want to buy vanilla sweetener just for this one things, since I’d probably never use it for anything else, so if I just use two packets of stevia, how much vanilla flavoring would you suggest? (Since I’ve never tried vanilla stevia, I’m not sure how vanilla-y it is.)

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      If you go that route, I’d add about 1/2 tsp vanilla. 🙂

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