If you’re in need of a cold, refreshing snack or a post workout bite—you’ve come to the right place. This protein packed, low sugar yogurt bark has just 4 ingredients and is completely customizable. Whip up in 5 minutes or less, freeze, and have ready to eat on repeat.
What yogurt should I choose?
I eat yogurt for breakfast pretty much every single day. However, yogurt can get tricky as it’s often filled with sneaky added sugars and fillers. I typically like to purchase Greek yogurt varieties and ones without added sugar. For example, Two Good™ Greek low fat yogurt contains just 2g of sugar, 80 calories, 12g of protein, and 3g of carbs per 5.3 ounce cup. Plus, it’s free of aspartame, sucralose, and acesulfame k.
It’s also a great idea to purchase yogurt that is part of the B Corp movement—meaning that, along with their business, they are helping tackle environmental and social issues.
How to make yogurt bark
Yogurt is filled with important nutrients like calcium, protein, vitamins and gut-friendly live and active cultures. There are several types of yogurt, but my favorite is Greek yogurt because it is packed with a ton of protein. One cup of Greek yogurt typically contains 10-15 grams of protein, comparable to a 2-3 ounce serving of lean meat.
1. Spread yogurt
Start by spreading yogurt out evenly over parchment paper. Feel free to use a plain or flavored variety.
2. Add toppings
My recipes are unique because they are flexible and call for ingredients “of your choice.” This yogurt bark is no different. After spreading out the yogurt, top yogurt with equal parts fruit and the toppings of your choice.
You’ll want to freeze for about 2 to 4 hours to solidify. Then, use a sharp knife to cut into small pieces.
What fruit should I use?
Feel free to use a mixture of different finely chopped fruits to fill up the 1/2 cup total. I like to switch it up with seasonal fruits but feel free to use your favorites.
Here are some ideas:
What toppings should I use?
For the toppings, you can use whatever you have on hand in your pantry. Feel free to use a mixture to fill up the 1/2 cup total. In these pictures, I used a combination of dark chocolate chips, chia seeds, pistachios, pecans, sliced almonds, and my quinoa crunch granola.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Dried fruit
- Chopped nuts like pistachios, almonds, or pecans
- Broken chocolate bars or mini chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut
- A drizzle of nut butter
- Chia seeds
- Homemade granola
- Leftover cereal
Fueling up with protein and carbs
It’s important to eat right and fuel our day with proper nutrition. This becomes even more important when it comes to working out. Aim to eat protein + carbs 1-3 hours before a workout and within an hour after working out. This can get tricky with a busy schedule though. These are some of my go-to pre- and post-workout snacks on jam-packed days.
- Peanut butter + banana
- Overnight oatmeal + berries
- Nuts + dried fruit
- Homemade hummus + veggies
- Hard boiled egg + whole grain crackers
- Salted caramel protein bites
- Strawberry bliss bites
Whether it’s a busy breakfast fix or a necessary post-workout bite—I’m grabbing this protein-packed yogurt bark all season long. What are some of your favorite combinations to top yogurt bark with?
Protein Packed Low Sugar Greek Yogurt Bark
- 2 cups Greek yogurt of your choice (plain, vanilla, flavored)
- 1/2 cup sliced fruit of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, bananas, peaches, kiwis, mangoes, etc)
- 1/2 cup toppings of your choice (chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, nut butter, chia seeds, granola, etc)
- Line a baking tray, dish, or large plate with parchment paper.
- Spoon yogurt across lined tray or dish and spread out evenly until about ¼ inch thick.
- Sprinkle with fruit and toppings of your choice. Freeze for 2 to 4 hours.
- Once frozen, break or cut bark into pieces. You may have to wait a couple minutes if the bark is really hard.
- Store in the freezer until ready to eat.*