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My Favorite Greek Yogurt Dessert Recipe: Healthy and Delicious

Audrey Hunt's passion for nutrition began the day she was diagnosed with diabetes. She's a vegetarian and advocate for healthy living.

Yogurt Dessert Recipe

Yogurt Dessert Recipe

Enjoy This Dessert Recipe Often: It's Guilt-Free

Want to be healthy and still top off dinner with an easy, healthy and delicious dessert? Of course you do. This yummy yogurt dessert recipe is chocked full of antioxidants. Guilt-free, it can also be used as a snack or meal replacement.

With today's busy lifestyle you'll love how quick and easy this dessert is to make. I like the convenience of making it an hour or two before dinner and keeping it in the refrigerator.

Higher quality ingredients will bring a better taste to this recipe and will be healthier as well.

The following list can be purchased at most supermarkets. Just remember to take along your cloth/canvas shopping bags to reduce the use of harmful plastic bags.


  • 3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt, non-fat or low-fat
  • 1 cup strawberries, blueberries or fruit of your choice, frozen or fresh fruit
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons sunflower seeds, organic
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream, any kind


  1. Gather all the ingredients together including glass serving bowls or parfait glasses.
  2. Carefully wash all fresh fruit thoroughly. Use a colander for berries so they can drain.
  3. Cut all fruit into bite size pieces except for berries as they are already the right size.
  4. Fill dessert bowls or goblets with 1/2 to 3/4 full of Greek-style vanilla yogurt. If you prefer, plain yogurt may be used. You can also use half Greek and half regular (like Yoplait) yogurt to make it go further. Greek yogurt costs a little more but is a thicker consistency.
  5. Add and mix fruits gently into the yogurt. Experiment with different varieties of fruits such as bananas (high in potassium) or kiwi.
  6. Finally, top with a few sprinkles of sunflower seeds, or you can mix the seeds right into the yogurt. Feel free to get creative by replacing sunflower seeds with walnuts (high in omega-3) or almonds. If you are a whipped cream lover, add a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip, and there you have it.
  7. Here you have an easy and super healthy dessert or snack that is filling and delicious.

Try These Toppings and Tips for Variety

  • It's fun to let children and guests build their own yogurt sundaes. Begin with filling parfait glasses with layers of vanilla yogurt and strawberry yogurt. Leave room at the top of the glass for toppings.
  • Fill small bowls with a variety of toppings. Granola, fruits, nuts, chocolate chip cookie pieces, whipped cream, and favorite cereals are some suggestions.
  • Be sure to add small serving spoons for each topping. This prevents little germs from traveling from hand to hand.
  • Allow your family and guests to select whatever they like as they build their individual sundaes.
  • Be sure the yogurt is good and cold before serving.


I like to set my serving bowls in the freezer to give them a nice cold chill just before placing them on the table or serving tray.

I also go the extra mile and place the dessert spoons in the freezer. It's just a nice touch, and guests feel a little extra special. And they are.

Nutritional Benefits of Greek Yogurt

We need to have a healthy amount of good bacteria in our digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is Probiotic which literally means ''for life''. This refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

The only yogurts that contain Probiotics are those that claim "live and active cultures" on the label.

Yogurt comes from milk. So yogurt eaters will also get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, B-12, potassium, and magnesium. In addition, yogurt:

  • May help prevent osteoporosis
  • May reduce the risk of high blood pressure

Yogurt with active cultures may help help you feel fuller. In addition they may help with certain gastrointestinal and other conditions including:

  • Lactose intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Colon cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • H. pylori infection
  • Vaginal infections
Yogurt can be blended into a smoothy by adding your favorite fruit or berries.  Here I've added fresh blueberries.

Yogurt can be blended into a smoothy by adding your favorite fruit or berries. Here I've added fresh blueberries.

6 Helpful Tips for Buying Healthy Yogurt

Consumers have many choices when looking for yogurt:

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  1. Look for yogurt with "Live and Active Cultures" printed on the packaging. This tells you that the bacteria hasn't been killed by a second heating.
  2. If you're watching your sugar intake you may want to try some of the no added sugar or plain yogurts that are available. I prefer buying plain greek yogurt and adding stevia to sweeten the taste.
  3. If your palate doesn't jump for joy when trying yogurt, just add it to a healthy delicious smoothie.
  4. The important thing is to include at least 3/4 cup every day to reap the many benefits that this wonderful food offers.
  5. References to yogurt and health date back to 6000 BC.
  6. Plain yogurt typically contains around 10–15 grams of carbs per cup (245 grams), but flavored or sweetened yogurts can easily contain more than 30 grams per serving.

About Greek Yogurt for Your Health

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© 2010 Audrey Hunt


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 10, 2020:


Hello, my friend. Great to "see" you and hope all is wonderful in your world. So glad to know you like greek yogurt. It's the only kind I buy. I love how versatile it is. So much you can do with it.

Thanks for your visit and stay healthy!

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on March 10, 2020:

I just tried Greek Yoghurt a few months ago. I LOVE it and can't believe it took me so long to try it. I love your ideas!

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on June 21, 2013:

I love these ideas. I eat greek yogurt very often and love all the great healthy benefits that come along with it. I wish I had some right now!

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on June 21, 2013:

I love Greek yogurt, and parfaits are one of my favorite desserts. I like the tips that you have provided, including the idea of setting it up like a sundae bar.

Voted up and sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Kathryn

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

suziecat7 - Hi there. I'm glad you liked my hub and appreciate your telling me. Thanks so much.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

Sunnie - Hi there. I just love greek yogurt. It's funny. I'm allergic to milk, so I drink almond milk and love it. I thought I would be allergic to all dairy but yogurt doesn't bother me at all. I'm glad because I love the stuff! Thanks Sunnie!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

Hi Audrey - Thanks for being here. Hope you get a chance to try this recipe ( or some form of it.) Take care.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

Hello Jools - Once I was introduced to greek yogurt, I couldn't go back to the regular. Lately I've been enjoying greek yogurt with fruit like blueberry. I add a few nuts and oh my...I'm in heaven :) Thanks, dear friend.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

Janine - Thanks for liking this healthy recipe for a yogurt dessert. I really appreciate your sharing, pinning and tweet!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

Lord - Hello my friend. Thanks for bookmarking my hub and so glad you like this recipe. I have it almost everyday. Take care!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

dwachira - I, too was surprised to learn this. Thanks so much for your comments.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 05, 2013:

Angela - Thanks so much for your loyal support of my hubs. I so appreciate all of the sharing you take time to do. Take care.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on April 04, 2013:

Hi Sannel - So nice to see you and like your comments about yogurt. Thanks so much for the generous votes and sharing.

suziecat7 from Asheville, NC on August 26, 2012:

Just wonderful - thanks.

Sunnie Day on August 26, 2012:

Really yummy dessert. I will give this a try. I had given up dairy but recently have added yogurt back into my diet because of the probiotics so this is a great dish. Thank you.

Audrey Howitt from California on August 26, 2012:

This looks yummy Audrey!!

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on August 26, 2012:

Audrey, I love Greek Yogurt, it's so thick and creamy. I sometimes just eat it on its own with honey but would certainly give your recipes a try, they look like ice cream sundaes :o) Yummy!

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on August 26, 2012:

Sounds delicious and love that this is healthy too. Will be trying this (I pinned it) and have voted up, shared and tweeted too :)

Joseph De Cross from New York on July 29, 2012:

This wonderful yogurt dessert recipe is like from heavens. Bookmarking VocalCoach! Great for this hot summer!

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on June 21, 2012:

This is an interesting hub vocalcoach with useful information. You certainly knocked my ribs with this line - [The only yogurts that contain probiotics are those that say "live and active cultures" on the label]. Voted up and shared

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 21, 2012:

This sounds like an amazing summer treat! I will share this! You have been pinned, tweeted, shared with hub, and googled+!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 15, 2012:

SanneL ~ How fortunate you are to visit Greece regularly. I would love to go there. Your everyday breakfast of yogurt, fruits and seeds and nuts is so healthy! Good for you. Thanks for stopping by and for the up and awesome and sharing!

SanneL from Sweden on February 15, 2012:

Mmmm. . . I love Greek yogurt! On my regular stays in Greece, I make sure to consume a lot of it. In fact, my everyday breakfast includes yogurt, fruits, seeds and nuts. So tasty! I enjoyed reading this very healthy and delicious hub!

Up, awesome and sharing.


theseus from philippines on March 18, 2011:

Dear vocalcoach,

The dessert you featured looks like it tastes yummy.I'm not sure though if we have the ingredients here in my country so I'll try to make with what's available.

Have you tried "Mango Float/Graham Refrigerator Cake?". It's one of my favorites. I make one whenever I feel like it.

I'd be more than willing to share how to make one. Just let me know.God bless you.

Much love,


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on March 02, 2011:

Dolores - Greek yogurt is the way to go. Sometimes, when I want to save a few pennies, I will mix regular and greek together. Very good tasting. Thanks Dolores!

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on February 26, 2011:

Sounds delish - and yogurt is so good for you too!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 19, 2011:

Carrie - Most every market now features Greek Yogurt. Expect to pay a little more for it. The additional nutrition more than make up for the few extra pennies. Enjoy! Thank you, my friend.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on February 19, 2011:

MyMstiffPuppies - Once you have some Greek Yogurt you will be spoiled! :) In addition it is more nutritious.

I agree, that mixed with berries, especially strawberries and blueberries it is delicious and contains even more anti-oxidants. Now, I'm getting hungry! Thanks a lot!

carrie450 from Winnipeg, Canada on February 18, 2011:

This dessert sounds so good vocalcoach. I'm going to try and find the Greek yogurt.

MyMastiffPuppies on February 15, 2011:

Sounds delicious, I have yet to try Greek yogurt but my oldest son says it is delicious. I love fresh blueberries and strawberries! Can't wait till they are in season again. Thanks for sharing a wonderful dessert.Voted up and useful...

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on January 27, 2011:

Micky - Somehow, I knew you would approve of Greek yogurt. I have it daily. Lately, when I get a hanker'in for a chocolate sundae, I simply grab a cup of Greek yogurt, mix in some sunflower seeds, squirt a little chocolate syrup on top with a dollop of whipped cream. Oh Yummy! Blessings to you, my dear friend.!

Micky Dee on January 23, 2011:

This is all good. I love Greek yogurt. I like all your ingredients separately or together! God bless you dear vocalcoach!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on November 01, 2010:

PaperNotes - Thanks for your tip on the evaporated milk. I am going to try that one. Happy yogurting!

PaperNotes on October 31, 2010:

I love yogurt! Sometimes when I do not have fruits in the fridge I mix a teaspoon of evaporated milk with yogurt and there, I already have my fill of yogurt. Thanks for this.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 24, 2010:

Thanks beth811 - I hope you will enjoy it. Nice to see you and thank you.

Beth Arch from Pearl of the Orient Seas on October 24, 2010:

Sounds yummy and healthy! Will try your recipe. Thanks.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 15, 2010:

Hi Rema - Thanks for liking my recipy. I have a few and will start adding them to hubs. Good idea. Than you my friend for taking time to stop by. My best to you.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on October 15, 2010:

Hi Rema - Thanks for liking my recipy. I have a few and will start adding them to hubs. Good idea. Than you my friend for taking time to stop by. My best to you.

Rema T V from Chennai, India on October 15, 2010:

Hi Audrey,

A nice recipe. Would love to try it out but not too sure about Greek yogurt being available here in India. Keep giving more of such wonderful recipes.

Warm Regards


Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 20, 2010:

Eileen - I, too love yogurt and have it 2X each day. The addition of sunflowers seeds gives it that little bit of crunch that is so nice to bite down on. A good way to get your omega 3 in. Thanks and I just love your dog!

Eileen Hughes from Northam Western Australia on September 18, 2010:

I love yoghurt and the fresh fruit added will make it so much nicer, thanks for sharing this.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on September 15, 2010:

Thanks Granny's House - So glad you stopped by and appreciate your comments.

Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on September 14, 2010:

Sounds great. Will have to try it

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 06, 2010:

prasetio30 - Enjoy your comments and thank you for your rating. Yogurt is so healthy for the body. Glad you like it.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on August 06, 2010:

You are kind to drop by and leave a comment habee. Not everyone enjoys yogurt. I feel that the benefits of yogurt are sure worth developing a taste for it. Thanks.

katiem2 - I just knew you would be a Greek yogurt kind of girl! Frozen bluberries. What a good idea to eat them frozen. I have frozen grapes (red) but never thought about freezing blueberries. Gonna try this tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion.

Katie McMurray from Ohio on August 06, 2010:

Oh I love this, Greek yogurt is a huge favorite of mine. I love it with frozen blueberries, it's a delightful dessert and I can't wait to try yours. Thanks!

Holle Abee from Georgia on August 06, 2010:

This sounds wonderful! Thanks!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 27, 2010:

Specialk3749 - Most markets now carry Greek Yogurt in with the regular type. You may have to go to the "specialty section for health foods" to find it. Sometimes I mix regular and greek together to change the texture and also to make it go farther. Hope you can give it a try. Thanks for your comment and have a special day.

Karen Metz from Michigan on July 27, 2010:

My kids love yogurt and fruit! I will have to try this for their afternoon snack. We have never tried the Greek yogurt. I hope my grocery store has it.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 19, 2010:

Billy - thanks for commenting. Greek yogurt is thicker than regular and it may take some getting used to. But once you do - you won't go back to regular. Going to go check out your answer to my question re shetoldme. Thanks for taking time out to help me. You are so generous and caring.

billyaustindillon on July 19, 2010:

Very nice - I must say I have never had Greek Yoghurt - I will be looking for it. I also answered your question as best I could on shetoldme. Thanks for all your comments and support :)

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 08, 2010:

Green Lotus - Greek yogurt tastes so much better than regular. Thank you for your comment.

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on July 07, 2010:

My life has been "enriched" since I discovered lovely, thick Greek yogurt. What a delightful recipe. Thanks!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on July 06, 2010:

I like yoghurt very much. And I think yoghurt was a good choice for dessert and it healthier. I really enjoy your recipe, simple but Yummmy...... thank you very much. I rate this hub.


Don Simkovich from Pasadena, CA on July 06, 2010:

A raving success??!! Thanks. I was just thinking about writing a Hub entitled Business Productivity during Personal Crisis. If I don't write it tonight, I'll write it tomorrow!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 06, 2010:

Ha Ha - Thanks Don for taking the time to stop by. Its obvious that you are a raving success in life with a sense of humor to match. I love it!

Don Simkovich from Pasadena, CA on July 06, 2010:

Greek yogurt? Is it sold nationally? Sounds like a wonderful recipe!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Pahrump NV on July 05, 2010:

Hello, hello - I hope you try it and enjoy the taste.

Have a great evening.

Hello, hello, from London, UK on July 05, 2010:

Sounds great, thank you.

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