Make Ahead Yogurt Cups with Strawberry Basil Puree

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During the week, I’m a grab and go breakfast person. Once the kids are on the bus, I’m in my home office. I’ve been guilty of turning on my computer and working straight until lunch time–without any breakfast.

I’ve learned that I’m less likely to skip breakfast when I have something I can just grab and eat at my desk. Just because I’m eating a simple breakfast doesn’t mean I want to skip on flavor. Now that I have these ahead yogurt cups with strawberry basil puree, I won’t have a reason to skip the most important meal of the day!

Ingredients for Strawberry Basil Puree with Greek Yogurt

The strawberry basil puree only requires 5 ingredients. This recipe makes enough puree for 5 or 6 yogurt cups, depending on how much puree you like in your yogurt.  Thanks to Truvia Spoonable, I was able to swap out the sugar completely. Truvia is zero-calorie, stevia-based sweetener. It’s super potent: 3/8 teaspoon of Truvia Spoonable is equivalent to 1 teaspoon of sugar.

I’ve used Truvia packets for my coffee, but I like the new Truvia Spoonable flip-top container. More environmentally friendly than the single packets.

Strawberry Basil Puree with Greek Yogurt

Just toss everything in a small pot. I used frozen strawberries so there’s no cleaning or slicing involved. Aren’t those colors gorgeous?

Simmering Strawberry Basil Puree with Greek Yogurt

The puree takes about 15-20 minutes to cook, depending on how thick you want it. Give it a quick whirl in a blender once it cools and you’re all done.  Just wait until the the puree is completely cool before assembling your yogurt cups.

Strawberry Basil Puree with Greek Yogurt

I used canning jars to assemble my yogurt cups, but you can use reusable plastic containers too. I just like the look of the jars and even found red lids to coordinate. Give the yogurt a quick stir before eating and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast!

Truvia at Walmart

Feeling inspired to try Truvia Spoonable? You can request a free sample and download a coupon to save $1.50 on any ONE (1) package of Truvía Natural Sweetener (excluding 7 ct.), Truvía Baking Blend or Truvía Brown Sugar blend. You can find several different varieties of Truvia at Walmart. Look for even more delicious recipes on their website!

What’s your favorite flavor of yogurt?

Strawberry Basil Puree Greek Yogurt Cups

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Strawberry Basil Puree Greek Yogurt Cups
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1½ cups puree
 
This recipe makes 5-6 servings, depending on how much puree you like in your yogurt. Enough for a week's worth of breakfasts! This recipe makes 1½ cups of puree
Ingredients
  • 1 pound frozen strawberries (can substitute for fresh strawberries)
  • 5 tsp Truvia Spoonable
  • ¼ c water
  • 6 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • 1 quart plain Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except yogurt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer.
  2. Simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes until strawberries have fallen apart and sauce has thickened.
  3. Puree in a blender (allow to cool slightly) or with an immersion blender. Cool completely.
  4. To assemble yogurt cups: Add ¼ c of puree at bottom of each jar. Add ½ cup of Greek yogurt. If desired, top with another teaspoon of puree.
  5. Store yogurt cups in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

2 Comments

  1. Michelle January 27, 2016
  2. sdf February 2, 2016