Vanilla yogurt, creamy peanut butter and rich cocoa powder are whisked together to create this healthy and delicious snack perfect for dipping or eating on its own.
Confession: I could eat chocolate peanut butter ice cream every day of my life. There is just something about that sweet and salty magical flavor combo that I can’t get enough of! Since summer is right around the corner and so is my bathing suit, I decided to create a healthy, protein-packed snack that hits all of those same flavor notes, without any of the guilt.
In honor of National Dairy Month, my dear friends at the American Dairy Association Mideast asked me to create this nutritious dairy-packed snack. As a busy mama of two who also happens to be nursing, we go through a lot of dairy in our house every week. Here are a few of the reasons we always have dairy products in our fridge:
Protein Packed: Cow’s milk has 8 grams of protein per serving – far higher than other types of milk including almond milk which only has 1 gram.
Nutrient Packed: Milk is the single greatest source of three of the four nutrients lacking in the American diet: calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
Good Source of Probiotics: Yogurt is a natural source of probiotics, naturally occurring organisms that can improve your health. Probiotics have been shown to improve digestive health, immune function and more.
Thick, creamy, sweet and salty – you will love dipping fresh fruit, baby carrots or even pretzels in this yogurt dip. Leftover dip is incredible stirred into warm oatmeal or served over homemade granola.
For more delicious dairy-recipe inspiration, be sure to join @ADAMideast for the June Dairy Month Summer #BarnParty! See MOO there! In the meantime, here are a few delicious recipes from my friends to get you in the kitchen:
Greek Yogurt Pops, by Dessert for Two
S’Mores Ice Cream Sandwich, by Lemons for Lulu
Chorizo Croque Monsieur, by Climbing Grier Mountain
Java Chip Milkshake, by Inside BruCrew Life
Pesto Yogurt Chicken Kebabs, by Garnish with Lemon
Avocado Bean Dip, by Shugary Sweets
Creamy Pea Salad, by The Law Student’s Wife
Your fork is waiting.
- 2/3 cup whole milk vanilla yogurt
- 2 tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl and serve with dippers such as sliced apples, baby carrots and strawberries.
Disclaimer: ADA Mideast compensated me for my time to create this recipe to celebrate Dairy Month. As always, all thoughts are 100% my own.