A collection of easy, healthy dietitian-designed recipes using plain greek yogurt! Here you’ll find 30+ greek yogurt recipes, including smoothies, breakfast bowls, sauces, dressings, salads, dinners, snacks, desserts, and appetizers!
Plain Greek yogurt is one of my go-to ingredients for so many different meals and snacks. I love its versatility, the thick, creamy texture it gives, and not to mention it’s IMPRESSIVE nutrition profile.
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Smoothies With Greek Yogurt
Plain Greek yogurt is one of my favourite additions to my morning smoothies. It really adds to the texture and thickness. Plus, it gets your day started with a boost of quality protein – this helps to keep you feeling full and energized all morning long!
This refreshing and creamy kale and mango smoothie is the perfect no-cook, healthy breakfast. Wholesome and quick to make in a blender, it’s a great recipe to start your day off, thanks to a nicely balanced combination of fruits (mango + banana), greens (kale), healthy fats (avocado) and protein (Greek yogurt)!
This healthy sweet potato smoothie with apples and Greek yogurt tastes like a combination of sweet potato pie and apple pie, all in a creamy breakfast smoothie form! This recipe is naturally sweetened only with fruit, and uses raw, frozen sweet potato chunks for convenience. Ready in 5 minutes using a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix.
This lemon blueberry avocado smoothie is such a delicious, easy, and filling breakfast idea! Touches of lemon zest, vanilla, and cinnamon add so much incredible flavour, while avocado and yogurt make the texture super creamy. Recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and can be made vegan if needed.
This raspberry banana spinach smoothie is such a delicious, healthy, and filling breakfast idea! It's made with nutritious ingredients and is a source of fiber, healthy fats, protein, and greens. Recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and can be made vegan if desired.
This strawberry oatmeal smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast that tastes like a strawberry milkshake! The addition of oats packs in a ton of nutrition benefits. Recipe is gluten-free and can easily be customized to use different fruits.
This easy cherry smoothie recipe is made with simple, healthy ingredients and flavours like vanilla, cinnamon, and fresh mint. Dietitian-designed, this breakfast smoothie is nutrient-dense and will keep you full all morning long!
These delicious mango overnight oats are made with chia seeds, greek yogurt, coconut, and fresh mint! They're a quick and easy healthy breakfast idea that is meant to be made in advance. This recipe has no added sugar, can easily be made gluten-free, and can even be made vegan.
These blueberry lemon overnight oats are made with just 7 ingredients, like chia seeds, greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, and lemon zest. It's such an easy, no-cook, make-ahead breakfast recipe that happens to taste DELICIOUS!
No fresh fruit? No problem! These overnight oats with frozen fruit are so quick and easy to make. Frozen fruit thaws overnight at the same time the oats soften – the texture is just perfect when stirred together the next morning. You can use any type of frozen fruit (like berries or tropical fruits) to prepare this healthy meal prep breakfast!
Start your morning with these matcha overnight oats for the perfect boost of balanced energy! Combining nutritious, filling ingredients with the health benefits + caffeine content of matcha, you will LOVE this easy make-ahead breakfast idea.
This Blood Orange Bircher Muesli is a quick and healthy, no-cook breakfast idea – the original overnight oats, with a flavourful twist! It's made with just 5 ingredients (not including toppings) and is perfect for easy meal prep.
This Swiss-inspired breakfast uses grated apples for an incredible fall flavour. Make the night before, or increase ingredients to make enough for a few days. Option to make completely plant-based/vegan by using your favourite unsweetened/plain plant-based yogurt and milk.
This peanut butter greek yogurt bowl is one the EASIEST healthy breakfast, snack, or dip ideas! It's packed with quality protein and heart-healthy fats to keep you feeling full and satisfied. Feel free to add toppings as desired!
These ginger-cinnamon and honey-poached pears are a delicious breakfast treat! Pair them with greek yogurt and granola as I did here, or add them to oatmeal or chia pudding for another easy breakfast idea.
Greek Yogurt Sauces, Dressings & Recipes Using Them!
In this section you’ll find various Greek yogurt-based sauces, dressings, and recipes that use them. I love adding Greek yogurt to savoury dishes – it gives a nice cooling, refreshing effect to contrast any spices!
This mint yogurt sauce recipe is only 6 simple ingredients (including salt + pepper) and is so quick to make! You can pair it with a variety of dishes – from roasted veggies to proteins, like salmon or chicken. Enjoy!
This easy grilled salmon recipe is paired with the most delicious wasabi, dill, lemon, and greek yogurt sauce. It's only 6 ingredients, quick to make, and super nutritious! Option to cook salmon in the oven or on the stovetop, too (see notes).
These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are paired with a refreshing yogurt sauce made with parsley, lemon, and garlic. It's an easy, vegetarian, and gluten-free side dish that is sure to be a hit with friends and family!
These Maple-Roasted Carrots are tossed in pure maple syrup and paired with a spicy harissa yogurt sauce, chopped pistachios, lemon zest, and parsley. The sweet and spicy flavours come together beautifully in this easy carrot side dish!
This Curry-Roasted Cauliflower is paired with raisins, chopped cashews, and a minty yogurt sauce. The cooling sauce is the perfect contrast to the curry spices and sweetness from the raisins. A fun and delicious way to enjoy a cauliflower side dish!
Greek yogurt adds extra protein and avocado adds healthy fats and fibre to a traditional tuna salad. This no-mayo option comes together in under 10 minutes. Add to toast, pitas, or wraps for a quick lunch.
Using 4 simple ingredients and a food processor, you can make healthy refreshing greek frozen yogurt at home in minutes! While this recipe is for a strawberry greek frozen yogurt, feel free to swap the strawberries with any frozen fruit of your liking. Frozen mangos, blueberries, raspberries… they would all work wonderfully!
These homemade banana popsicles are made with only 4 healthy ingredients: bananas, plain greek yogurt, vanilla, and fresh fruit of your choice. I made them with strawberries, but you are welcome to use other berries, tropical fruits, or stone fruits!
This quick, easy, and healthy yogurt fruit dip recipe is made without marshmallow or cream cheese. It's flavoured with simple ingredients like lemon zest, vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. A delicious addition to a fruit platter or dessert/appetizer tray!
This whipped feta with greek yogurt dip is paired with balsamic roasted strawberries and basil. It's a sweet, savoury, and DELICIOUS appetizer or starter. Can be made in advance, with an option to serve as crostini!
This pumpkin whipped feta is paired with honey, walnuts, and fresh thyme. The recipe can be made in advance, with an option to serve as crostini. It's a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that your guests will love!
These healthy roasted vegetable dip recipes are made with greek yogurt, tahini, fresh herbs, spices, and toasted nuts. Featuring 3 different recipe ideas, including roasted carrots, beets, and butternut squash!
And there you have it – 35+ Easy, Healthy Greek Yogurt Recipes! If you make any of these recipes, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or Pinterest – seeing your creations always makes my day. You can also subscribe to my email list to never miss a new recipe or nutrition education post!
Get the Recipe:35+ Easy, Healthy Greek Yogurt Recipes: Homemade Frozen Yogurt
Using 4 simple ingredients and a food processor, you can make healthy refreshing greek frozen yogurt at home in minutes! While this recipe is for a strawberry greek frozen yogurt, feel free to swap the strawberries with any frozen fruit of your liking. Frozen mangos, blueberries, raspberries… they would all work wonderfully. Plus, more recipes using Greek Yogurt!
Add the plain greek yogurt, frozen strawberries (or other frozen fruit), maple syrup, and vanilla extract to your food processor.
Pulse and blend until a thick "froyo" texture is formed. This can take a couple minutes, and you may need to push the mixture down occasionally. Adjust sweetness (maple syrup) to taste.
Serve and enjoy right away for a more soft-serve like texture. Alternatively, transfer to a loaf pan and pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes if you want it a little more firm!
*LEFTOVERS: can be kept in a freezer-safe, airtight container in the freezer for up to a month. Once stored in the freezer, this homemade froyo will solidify quite a bit. Be sure to remove it from your freezer AT LEAST 30 minutes before you want to eat it!*FRESH FRUIT: You can use fresh fruit for this recipe, BUT you will have to freeze it yourself first! To do so, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove any stems or peels from your fruit and slice them into smaller pieces. Lay the pieces out in a single layer on the baking sheet and place into the freezer until the fruits are frozen solid, about 8 hours or overnight.*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
Feel free to get creative and use ANY frozen fruit (or a mix of them) instead of strawberries.
I used plain greek yogurt for this recipe, but I would assume it would work with a vegan yogurt as well. Do note that you may have to play around with the ingredients a bit to get the right consistency.
If you’d like to play around with extra flavours, you can try adding different spices like cinnamon, ginger, or cardamom. Or try throwing in something refreshing like mint or lime juice!
If you want to get real creative, add toppings like nuts, fresh fruit, or granola – just as you would at a frozen yogurt shop!
As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.
Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.