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Add some variety to your bowl of chocolate baked Christmas goodies with our no-bake Blueberry Greek Yoghurt Truffles!
What's In It?
- 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 C blueberry flavoured non-fat Greek yoghurt
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Let's Get Cooking
- In a microwave bowl, put the dark chocolate chips and microwave on high setting. Stir between 20-second intervals or until the chocolate chips have melted. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Fold the blueberry Greek yoghurt into the melted chocolate chips. Refrigerate for 25 minutes or until it hardens a little bit.
- Prepare the baking tray and put a sheet of wax paper on it.
- Remove the chocolate mixture from your refrigerator.
- Pour the cocoa powder into a small bowl.
- Using a teaspoon, scoop up the chocolate and Greek yoghurt mixture, shape it into a ball, and roll it in the cocoa powder.
- Put each ball on the baking sheet. Repeat until there’s no chocolate mixture left.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Why is this so Good?
Greek yoghurt offers numerous health benefits. It contains high amounts of protein, fibre, probiotics, and vitamins that can help you meet your recommended daily nutrient intake. For example, one serving of Greek yoghurt has 18.7% of the required daily value for calcium. Thus, it is an excellent source of calcium for elderly people who want to maintain and improve their bone health. Additionally, people with lactose intolerance may also find it easier to digest because of the quick bacterial breakdown of the lactase found in it.
As for blueberries, they are among the most nutrient-dense berries. One cup (148gm) serving of blueberries contains:
- 4gm of fibre
- 15gm carbohydrates
- Vitamin C: 24% of the RDI
- Vitamin K: 36% of the RDI
- Manganese: 25% of the RDI
If Greek yoghurt can keep your tummy healthy, blueberries can protect your body from toxins and free radicals that can cause cellular damage, speed up ageing, and increase your risk of cancer.
Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels amongst common fruits and vegetables. The main antioxidant compounds in blueberries are flavonoids. A specific group of flavonoids (called anthocyanins) is believed to be responsible for much of the fruit’s beneficial effects on the body.
Lastly, what makes this treat perfect for Christmas is that it is so easy and fast to make without compromising on your health. After all, this busy season shouldn’t be the reason for unhealthy eating and poor food choices!
This recipe and featured image are from Amy’s Healthy Baking. This is the third and final recipe in our Healthy Christmas Treats series.