Greek frozen yoghurt became extremely popular in the past decade. All around the world you will encounter fro-yo stores offering all kinds of frozen yoghurt with unbelievable combinations. I’ve heard they invented frozen tzatziki which I don’t find particularly attractive. But, I am sure it has some fans. Most of the times Greek yoghurt is mixed with fruits and then frozen. This is simply an easy way to prepare a dessert that can be sold in the streets.
Fitness industry praises Greek yoghurt
Since I’ve been involved in fitness nutrition for a long period of time I can tell you, nothing has been celebrated as the discovery of Greek yoghurt. This was mainly due to its protein content. But, they forgot that this same yoghurt came with a lot of carbs too! Now, on Keto, we don’t consume products that are high in protein and carbs. Especially, not the kinds which are processed, low-fat as fitness industry used to dictate! Luckily, here in Greece, there are 1 million versions of Greek yoghurt. Well, we don’t call it Greek in Greece, but you might guess I am talking about strained yoghurt.
So what would be a Keto friendly Greek yoghurt? Of course, the old mighty goat yoghurt. This version offers less than 3 grams of total carbohydrate content and brings enormous health benefits. In fact, a yoghurt made with goat milk doesn’t cause bloating, inflammations, and allergies. Also, it’s really easy to digest.
Fitting the Greek frozen yoghurt into Keto world
Keto desserts are important both for psychological effect and the opportunity to enrich your diet with essential nutrients. By preparing healthy Keto desserts you will have an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and a healthy boost in your metabolism. Let’s not forget the beneficial probiotics from fermented dairy. In this version, I will mix Greek goat yoghurt with the mascarpone cheese and sparkling miner water so that our macros fit perfectly into Keto philosophy. Let’s get to work!
Greek Keto Frozen Yoghurt
- 50 grams mascarpone
- 100 grams Greek goat yoghurt
- 1 tbsp lemon zest organic
- 1 tbsp lemon juice organic
- 2 tbsp stevia
- 4 large strawberries
- 100 ml sparkling mineral water
- Mix the mascarpone with sparkling mineral water and Greek goat yoghurt. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and stevia. Mix energetically using a whisk or a hand mixer
- Slice the strawberries and add half of them in the bottom of a serving glass
- Add one part of the yoghurt mixture on top of strawberries. Repeat twice
- Place in the freezer for 40 minutes
- Before serving, decorate with a few slices of strawberry, fresh mint leaf or lemon zest