From early Ayurvedic material testimonies, Greek and Roman sources, the all-mighty Genghis Khan, and our European french Francoise I of France yogourt has been known to humankind as the only safe safe method of preserving milk and its properties before industrial agriculture became standarized. Scholars believe the word yogourt comes from the Turkish word “yogurmak” which roughly translates to thicken or coagulate.
I have an on-and-off relationship with diary products. Though I acknowledge the benefits of vegetable dairy as more gentle for the digestive system, truth is, the froth and creaminess of dairy are stimulants for taste and texture. Some recipes just can´t afford to let go of their essence: cappuccino latte with real latte froth, or in this very specific case, greek yogurt -which just doesn´t taste the same as vegetable-based ferments.
Here´s a healthy snack (or dessert for a special occasion) from my padel kitchen in which yogurt has the spotlight. In case you have a supermarket relationship with this ancient bacteria, let me introduce you to some healthy facts we should be aware of when spotting plain unsweetened tubs, the healthy types really, on the shelves:
Yogurt contains some of almost every nutrient that your body needs.
It’s known for containing a lot of calcium, a mineral necessary for healthy teeth and bones. Just one cup provides 49% of your daily calcium needs (1Trusted Source, 2).
It is also high in B vitamins, particularly vitamin B12 and riboflavin, both of which may protect against heart disease and certain neural tube birth defects (2, 3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source).
One cup also provides 38% of your daily need for phosphorus, 12% for magnesium and 18% for potassium. These minerals are essential for several biological processes, such as regulating blood pressure, metabolism and bone health (2, 5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).
One nutrient that yogurt does not contain naturally is vitamin D, but it is commonly fortified with it. Vitamin D promotes bone and immune system health and may reduce the risk of some diseases, including heart disease and depression (8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source).
Beyond the science and the fact there´s taste, mouth to eye sensitivity, and the sheer JOY of having a satisfactory, scrumptious snack to rely upon when the craving jumps into you. So, ladies and gentlemen (drums roll…) let me introduce to you a yummy version of a humble yogourt bowl, garnered to suit an active athlete lifestyle with gourmet decorum. The roasted cherry bowl is a simple version of yogourt with an upgraded twist: the not-so-common roasted cherry (added the Amaretto, makes it extra special).
Download our recipe card here for full ingredients and preparation instructions that allow enjoying this creamy Greek yogurt-based pleasure in 28 minutes. I´ve made Greek yogurt my choice for it contains less sugar and more carbs, plus is packed with probiotics and iodine, essential for our body’s metabolism, which we source from our nutritional intake.
Life is made up of simple pleasures, and in the hope that this recipe will become one of yours let me know your thoughts and experiences with it. Us padel athletes often disregard the opportunities every meal offers to make the most to our body, the instrument which allows us to express and experience all our potential. Please, like share and comment on how does your bowl turns out, send me a shoutout through Instagram using #emmiesroastedcherry to mark the occasion. I will be happy to check your bowls. I confess I made a few before I got the measures just perfectly right…
See you in court 😉