Peach Yogurt Smoothie recipe and evening snacking (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

Yogurt Smoothie Recipe and how evening snacking could be sabotaging your weight loss

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Peach Yogurt Smoothie recipe (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

You’re tired at the end of a hard day, are relaxing at home and just want something tasty to nibble on.  Why do we find it harder to control ourselves in the evening?  How could avoiding evening snacking be the key to better health and faster weight loss?

Yoghurt is great for your digestion but do we eat it often enough?  Now you can include yoghurt in your breakfast every morning with this Yogurt Smoothie recipe.

Snacking in the evening

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Green Thickie Thursdays: A new Green Thickie recipe every Thursday

Did you catch my last blog post about how I had lost all my baby weight over the last year?  I have gone through many periods where my weight stabilised and refused to go down any further, then I’ve realised that I had slipped into a pattern of eating too many snacks in the evening again.  As soon as I cut out snacking in the evening my weight starts to creep slowly down again.  I know that for me eating in the evening is very rarely down to hunger.  It’s mainly down to comfort eating, just fancying something tasty to eat or to actually block out tiredness.  When you’re tired you naturally eat more.  Have you ever thought that your evening cravings could actually be your body telling you that you need to have an early night instead?


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Cutting out evening snacking

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Kale Chips: Absolutely Gorgeous and harmless enough for an evening snack?

I know I feel much better when I don’t snack and get to bed early.  I also sleep better too.  Last night I made some healthy (kind of) snacks of Kale chips and peanut butter and melted banana covered puffed rice.  It was gorgeous but I didn’t sleep so well.  I’ve noticed a pattern of having much more insomnia and restless nights sleep the more I eat in the evening.  I never would have recognised it if I didn’t have a few weeks where I stopped eating in the evening.  Have you noticed any similar patterns?  Why don’t you try not eating in the evenings for a week and see how much better you feel?

Peach Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

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I don’t know about you but although I like yoghurt, I never actually get round to eating it.  I don’t know if it’s because it doesn’t fill me up or because I don’t know what to eat with it.  So I thought it was about time I based one of my smoothies around yoghurt so I could get the benefit of this healthy ingredient more often.

Vegan yoghurt has the same benefits as cow’s milk (without the drawbacks of the dairy).

Benefits of Soya Yoghurt

Soy yoghurt has been fermented with Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus Thermophilus which naturally contain probiotics.  Healthy bacteria from probiotics is needed to help your immune system function, and for your digestion to work correctly. If you suffer from digestive problems this is a great way to squeeze some yoghurt into your diet.

Sometimes I still have digestive issues but it depends what I eat and the order in which I eat my food.  So I could also really benefit from more yoghurt in my diet.

Peach Yogurt Smoothie recipe and evening snacking: Simple Seasonal Save (Green Thickie Thursdays)I have a sugar free soy yoghurt which has quite a strong taste, so I included some dried apricots in my smoothie.  You can leave them out if you don’t mind the taste or if you have a different dairy free yoghurt that you really like.  On the other hand, feel free to add more sweeteners or dried fruit if you prefer a sweeter yoghurt.

You can also change the peaches for whatever fruit is in season which is the beauty of this recipe.  Adding greens to this yoghurt thickie is also optional but I strongly recommend them as they are so good for you.  You won’t notice a difference in taste, it just depends if you can get used to the colour.  I had been giving plain yoghurt to my baby for her breakfast which she seemed to quite like.  When I gave her this green peach yoghurt smoothie instead of her yoghurt, she finished the whole lot and wanted more which never usually happens.  I know it’s good for her as she’s getting more greens and oats which are also great for your health too.  It will also be more filling than plain yoghurt as it’s more like a porridge, but it’s still thin enough to be drunk as a smoothie.

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Peach Yogurt Smoothie recipe and evening snacking (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

Peach Yogurt Smoothie recipe (Green Smoothie/Green Thickie)

Improve your digestion by including yoghurt in your breakfast every morning with this Yogurt Smoothie recipe.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Green Thickie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink
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Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Non Dairy Milk (oat, rice, soya, almond, hemp, coconut drink or raw nut or seed milk)
  • 1 Cup Dairy Free Yoghurt
  • 5 small Peaches (Or whatever fruit is in season)
  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed. (Optional) OR if you run out of fresh greens, add 2 scoops of Amazing Green Powder for an extra healthy green boost.
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds (or any other seeds)
  • ½ Cup dried apricots (or any other dried fruit which can also be pre-soaked for a smoother blend)
  • 1 Cup Oats (If you don’t have a powerful blender and want the smoothie very smooth you can soak the oats for an hour before blending)

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. Add more water if required to thin it out.
  3. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  4. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 550 ml/20 oz /1 pint

Nutrition info

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Comments

  1. I am also a huge evening snacker, which I need to stop. I just love food so I’m always dreaming up/making treats. I really need to try and cut back though because I definitely sleep better when dinner is the last thing I eat.

    Smoothie sound delicious! I love peaches so I have been eating as many as I can while they’re in season!

    • Yes it’s hard isn’t it. I also love making healthy snacks in the evening. I got rid of all my processed food so I actually have to make something if I want a treat so often it’s fruit ice cream which I love.

      • HeyaYou totally don’t need the yogruht for this the banana makes it creamy. I have been doing green smoothies every morning for the last 3 years or so. Start with half a blender of cold water, stuff in as much greens as I can, blend, then add the fruit banana, apple and pear are my staples, then blend again. Awesome, filling, delicious and incredibly good for you we don’t eat enough leafy greens and having them blended is the best way to get all the nutrients!

        • Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. It sounds lovely and will be trying it as soon as I’ve worked my way through my mound of peaches! Yes you don’t need yoghurt at all for a creamy smoothie, you’re right, the banana and oats will do that job just fine. I included yoghurt more for the taste as I really love yoghurt and a lot of people swear by the benefits of including fermented foods in your diet. I don’t have it that often though.

    • 1 banana, hadnful of strawberries (berries of choice, spinach. Add some water to make the consistency you like. Yummo!And if your gym junkie and need to get that protein in there:1 banana1 hadnful of berries1 scoop of protein powder (preferably plain or berry flavoured)2 cups(ish) of spinach3-4 cubes of ice I like mine to be cold and icysome water to mix and there you have a great way to get in your veges and protein together!

  2. Jenny$1983 says

    I’m just eating this now (with the added spinach) and it’s melting in my mouth :-0 It’s so delicious!

    I feel a bit stalker-ish leaving all these comments, but I’d also feel bad enjoying these smoothies as much as I do and not thanking you :D

    • Wow that’s great you like this recipe too. I think it also depends what type of yoghurt you use and whether or not you like it. I use Tesco Free From Soya yoghurt as I buy it for my baby as it doesn’t have any added sugar. It has a very strong soya taste which I quite like but some people don’t. A lot of dairy free yoghurts have added sugar which will also make the smoothie taste a lot sweeter.
      Oh not at all, I love the fact you are trying my smoothies and really enjoy hearing your views about them. I’m just so glad you are enjoying them and it’s so nice to actually hear that someone is enjoying my recipes. I welcome all the comments I can, and as I’ve recently just started blogging I’m hoping that in the future I’ll get lots more comments from people so your comments aren’t on their own! I’m also always leaving comments on my favourite blogs and I know most people really welcome the feedback, so thank you and I hope to see many more comments from you in the future!

      • Jenny$1983 says

        I actually used some peach flavoured yoghurt too, I think that helped to make it really creamy and flavourful without being too sweet. Tesco’s Free From range is certainly making a lot of people’s lives a lot easier!

        Thank you for the reassurance – I do believe in supporting blogs which I get a great deal of benefit from, especially if they are new, but I always worry what the bloggers think when they see *another* comment from me! I also shared your Black Forest recipe in a comment on healthfulpursuit.com too, on a post in which Leanne made a cherry-apple-raspberry smoothie :)

        • Oh no, honestly don’t worry about it at all. Bloggers will love all your comments! Aww thank you so much for sharing my recipe on healthfulpursuit. I’ve seen her blog quite a few times and am always drooling over her photos. She takes amazing photos doesn’t she! I’m just learning photography as well, but maybe some day I’ll be taking photos like hers, what an inspiration.

  3. I love this recipe! Wow. It’s making me drool. I really crave smoothies. I have one everyday. This is such a great post. Thanks so much for sharing with us on AFW. I’m a huge snacker too…but not so much at night…just throughout the day. :-)

    • Thank you. That’s so good that you actually crave smoothies and have one every day. Good to crave something so healthy. I made a smoothie called the Sun Dream Smoothie that I crave all the time. I can’t get enough of it. Yes snacking is very hard. I don’t get time for snacking during the day which is a really good thing. My new rule is only snack if I’m actually hungry. I’ll have to see if it works…

  4. What time do you thing snacking should be cut off in the evening? Directly after dinner, or is something like a smoothie desert and no snacking after 7pm-ish the idea?

    • I guess it depends on what time you go to bed but I think it’s a good idea to give yourself 2-3 hours rest from all eating before you go to bed. I always sleep better when I don’t snack in the evening but if I’m hungry before bed I do eat as I don’t sleep well with a rumbling tummy!

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