Greek Yogurt with Extra Protein

I like to alternate my breakfasts during the week between scrambled eggs (3-4 days a week) and yogurt (twice a week). In a serving of yogurt however, I find there is never quite enough protein to hold me over for more than a couple hours, so here is my tip for a little extra protein boost.

I like to use Tillamook Farmstyle Greek because it’s high in protein to begin with (13-14 g). In a small bowl beat one large egg white, add yogurt and whisk until smooth. The egg white gives it about 6 grams of additional protein, for a total of about 20 grams of protein. Perfect for breakfast (or desert!).

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*There is a very slight chance of food poisoning from consuming raw eggs, however, the risk of salmonella bacteria infection is estimated to be 0.003% by the US Department of Agriculture. You can reduce this risk even further by only consuming organic eggs raw.

If you don’t feel comfortable using a raw egg white, you can add two tablespoons of peanut butter for an extra 8 – 10 grams of protein, or try stirring in a couple tablespoons of unflavored protein powder. Either of these ingredients will change the texture, which is why I prefer the egg white. There is no taste and when blended, you don’t even know the egg white is there.

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Toothpaste Recipe

Here is my recipe for home-made toothpaste. Never mind the cost savings, just check out the health benefits from making your own toothpaste with Baking Soda and that should be reason enough to try this! Plus this is so easy and simple you can put it together in a matter of minutes.

1/4 cup of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of peppermint oil (more or less depending on how much flavor you want)

1/4 teaspoon of water (more or less depending on how you like the consistency)

1 packet of Stevia

Mix all the above ingredients in a small bowl. Scoop into a jar or plastic container and secure with a lid. Done!

You can make adjustments on the peppermint oil and water as mentioned above to adjust the flavor and consistency. If you make it too watery, just add more baking soda. Be sure to keep your toothpaste covered with a lid, but if you find it getting dry throughout the week, just add a little water.

I like to make small batches so I have fresh toothpaste every week but feel free to make a larger batch if that is more convenient for you. Just double or triple the recipe; whatever works for you!