The name says it all. This smoothie is so refreshing during the summertime. It’s a creamy citrus blend that makes you feel like you’re drinking an orange cloud.
And not only will this cool you down on a hot summer’s day, but it’s also incredibly healthy. My secret weapon?
This is going to sound completely ridiculous, but about a year ago, I sat down in front of my computer one day and decided to research yogurt for hours. No joke. Why, you ask? You’d think it was because I was forced to, but nope! I just did it because I was so curious about yogurt.
Now I get to share my findings with you, as well as the yogurt standards I now go by! I usually only eat Greek yogurt now, but either kind is good for you, so take your pick. Here are some of the benefits of each yogurt:
- Yogurt is so good for you! Well, duh, but I just had to say it.
- It is easier on the digestive system than other milk products, so for some that are sensitive to milk, you might not have the same reaction to yogurt.
- It contains beneficial bacteria: the “live and active cultures” are probiotic bugs that help clean out your digestive system
- It’s loaded with vitamins
- It has a good amount of protein (perfect for a post-workout snack!)
Greek Yogurt: Thicker, Richer, and Creamier
- Has almost twice the amount of protein as regular yogurt (most are usually around 20 grams per serving!)
- Lower carbohydrates per cup than regular yogurt
- Also easier to digest and promotes intestinal health
- Versatility in cooking–since it’s so thick and creamy, it can replace sour cream and milk in various recipes