This luscious lemon yogurt recipe is actually the invention of my son. We both LOVE lemon desserts, but who needs a dessert when you can quickly mix up this Luscious Lemon Yogurt! Even if you’re not a big fan of yogurt, you’ll be amazed at the way the zing of the lemon dances with the twang of yogurt…it’s a little party in your mouth! I keep wanting to call this Luscious Lemon Pudding. When you make it, you’ll see why.
[Edited to update photos] For nostalgia’s sake, this is what the photo used to be:
It takes like a WHOLE minute to throw together with ingredients I already had in my fridge and pantry. To make this, you’ll need 0% Greek Yogurt, the juice of half of a lemon, your sweetener of choice, a critical pinch of salt,…
This is optional, but I love how it boosts the subtle lemony yellow color. PLUS, it’s a fabulous herb for health! I’ve been sort of obsessed with adding it to foods since it helped my kids in their recovery from whooping cough a few years back.
It’s widely used in Indian curries, and coincidentally as the yellow colorant in mustard. Which is how we’re going to use it today. It’s an optional ingredient, and doesn’t really add any flavor for how little we use. It’s just fun to turn a lemony treat a creamy yellow color with just a dash of this amazing herb. It only takes a TINY pinch to do the trick- you really don’t want to add enough to flavor your yogurt. And speaking of flavoring your yogurt…
This is my secret weapon to AMAZING flavor…just *one* tiny drop drops an atomic bomb of lemon flavor.
Now, I *know* how potent and powerful essential oils are. I get it. I’m not a proponent of using them in water, but so long as the oils are fully dispersed in a recipe, there IS a safe amount of use. I give more info on essential oil safety as flavorings.
For sweeteners, I’ve come to love the Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet Blend (super economical, as you use way less!) and their powdered Gentle Sweet, that measures cup for cup like sugar. To find these great low glycemic sweeteners, check out the Trim Healthy Mama store via my affiliate link.
Lemon Yogurt Recipe
Now that you’ve gathered your ingredients…
stir them together, and taste. I told you this was easy!!! I always like to add a pinch of salt, and then adjust the sweetness. You can adjust the flavor and sweetness levels to hit all the right notes for you. Your finished product should be perfectly sweet, sour, tangy, tart, and amazingly lusciously lemony! And pudding-ish.
If you’re a Trim Healthy Mama like me, then you’re going to LOVE that this is a Fuel Pull option, which means that you can really eat it with anything! I’m telling you…it’s as good or better than a really yummy lemonaid pie. THAT good. And believe it or not, this little treat packs a good protein punch, and is fat and sugar free!
Take THAT inferior, sugar laden lemon aid pie.
So, lets talk about ways that you can enjoy this here luscious lemon yogurt. Besides licking it straight out of the bowl. Which works just fine. You can make a parfait with other berries added, or this…
THIS is how I ate my luscious lemon yogurt. As a sauce, over the top of a low carb lemon poppyseed muffin. SUPER YUM. I also have aspirations of freezing this in popsicle molds, and layering it over an almond meal ‘graham cracker’ type crust.
A note on sweeteners: I’ve come to really love the Trim Healthy Mama stevia, Super Sweet Blend, and Gentle Sweet…you can find all of them here at the affiliate link to the Trim Healthy Mama store.
Printable Lemon Yogurt Recipe & Pin
- 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt
- juice of one fresh lemon
- pinch of salt
- 1-1½ teaspoons THM Sweet Blend, *or* 2½ teaspoons of gentle sweet *or* stevia extract to taste, *OR* 1½-2 packets of your favorite sweetener to taste
- Dash of turmeric, optional for color
- Add all ingredients to a bowl.
- Taste and adjust salt/sweet/tart flavors.
- Hide in closet and devour.
*FP stands for Fuel Pull, which is from the book Trim Healthy Mama...which you should TOTALLY buy.
And lookie here! NOW you can make it by the quart!
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