Love it, Like it, Hate it: Flavored Greek yogurt

FUELED Wellness with Molly
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Greek yogurt is known for its health benefits, namely being rich in protein, and a good source of calcium and probiotics.  But if you reach for flavored, not plain, there’s a good chance your Greek yogurt is loaded with sugar. In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, Molly gives us the Skinny on the best & worst of flavored Greek yogurts on shelves.

LOVE IT!

No added sugar, but also no artificial sweeteners – high protein, low carb, all-natural:

 

Sophie Greek Yogurtsweetened with xylitol – available at Fresh Market

110 calories – 15 grams protein – 13 grams carbs – 5 grams sugar

 

Chobani Simply 100 – sweetened with evaporated cane juice and stevia leaf extract

100 calories – 12 grams protein – 14 grams carbs – 8 grams sugar

 

Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt sweetened only with stevia; no added sugar

120 calories – 15 grams protein – 15 grams carbs – 7 grams sugar 

 

LIKE IT!

The flavored varieties of the following brands have more sugar than protein – but at least they’re all-natural, no artificial sweeteners.  Per carton:11-17 grams protein & 11-20 grams sugar

  • Fage Greek
  • Chobani Greek
  • Wallaby Greek
  • Oikos Traditional Greek
  • Activia Greek
  • Stonyfield Greek
  • Stonyfield Petite Crème

 

More protein than sugar, but artificially sweetened with sucralose + acesulfame potassium

  • Yoplait Greek 100 Calories
  • Dannon Light & Fit Greek 

 

HATE IT! 

As much as 3x to 4x more sugar than protein:

 

The Greek Gods Greek Yogurt:   7 grams protein & 27 grams sugar

 

Brown Cow Smooth & Creamy Greek: 7 grams protein & 25-26 grams sugar

 

Liberte Medierranee:  8 grams protein & 26 grams sugar

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