Creamy, flavourful and ready in less than 5 minutes. This 4-ingredient peanut butter yogurt dip is packed with protein and perfect for pairing with your favourite fruit!
As the self proclaimed snack queen I love finding ways to create easy balanced snacks that not only keep me feeling full, but also taste amazing!
As much as I LOVE a good enegry ball (like these lemon turmeric energy balls or my oatmeal cookie energy balls), sometimes I really just crave a piece of fruit for my snack. The problem is, chances are if I don't pair it with some form of protein I'll be hungry 30 minutes later.
This is where my high protein peanut butter yogurt dip comes in. Similar to my chocolate fruit dip or herb and garlic veggie dip, this is a great way to boost the protein content of my snacks (plus it tastes AMAZING)!
Why this recipe is dietitian approved
- Protein packed. With a base of Greek yogurt this dip is a great source of protein to help balance my blood sugar, and create lasting energy to power me through my day.
- Less than 5 ingredients. I love a good recipe where I likely already have everything on hand.
- Easy to make. Ready in less than 5 minutes this is such a great meal prep staple or even bedtime snack!
- Great to satsify a sweet tooth. With protein and healthy fats this is such a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still ensuring you are nourish your body with a balanced option!
- Plain Greek yogurt (any fat percentage will work- I typically choose 2%)
- Peanut butter ( I use a natural peanut butter containing just peanuts)
- Vanilla protein powder
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate chips
In a medium bowl, add yogurt, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon.
Stir until fully combined.
If using, mix in vanilla extract, vanilla protein powder and chocolate chips.
Serve with your favourite fruit!
Substitutions and Variations
- To make this gluten-free: This recipe is naturally gluten-free however I always recommend ensuring all ingredients used are certified gluten free!
- To make this dairy-free: Use a dairy-free yogurt option such as Siggi'a plant-based!
- To make this nut-free: Use a see dbutter such as sunflower butter or even granola butter!
Missing an ingredient? Try these easy swaps:
- Honey: Honey can easily be substituted with an equal amount of maple syrup
- Plain Greek yogurt: Try using a flavoured Greek yogurt such as vanilla for an even sweeter option. Please note that I would recommend skipping the honey if you choose to use a flavoued option as they typically are sweet enough as-is!
- Peanut butter: Any nut butter can be used in place of peanut butter. Try cashew or almond butter for another creamy option!
- Mixing bowl
- Apple slicer
This dip stores great in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days!
Stir well! I find to fully combine all of the ingredients it takes a little more time stirring than you typically would think (especially if you add the protein powder). If you find your dip is a little too dry (this can happen if your peanut butter is nearing the end of the jar) I recommend adding a splash of milk!
Frequently Asked Questions
My personal favourite vanilla protein is the smooth vanilla one from Nuzest! It's a great plant based option I use in all my protein powder recipes! You can use the code NOURISHEDBYNIC for 15% off!
Anything! Apples, berries, graham crackers, digestive cookies, rice cakes, pears... the possibilities are endless!
This dip is a great source of protein and healthy fats so for an RD approved balanced snack I recommend pairign with a fibre filled carbohydrate such as fruit!
Natural peanut butter is typically just made with either peanuts or peanuts + salt. This is typically my first choice and is a great option to decrease added sugars in your diet (plus I find it's a little more runny which is great for this dip).
"Normal" or processed peanut butter will normally have added ingredients such as sugar and a few stabilizers to help avoid the natural oils in the peanut butter from seperating. This creates a slightly sweeter, more spreadable peanut butter!
The only difference is what type of milk was used to make the yogurt! Ie. 5% Greek yogurt will be made with whole milk whereas 0% Greek yogurt will be made with non fat milk. You can use any type of Greek yogurt you prefer- higher fat contents will create a creamier yogurt and lower fat contents are a lower calorie, slightly thinner option!
More Healthy Snack Ideas
If you love this peanut butter yogurt dip you HAVE to try some of my other favourite 5-minute snacks:
PS. I love seeing my recipes in action! If you decide to make my peanut butter yogurt dip, don't forget to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram- @nourishedbynic or leave a comment and rating below letting me know how you liked it!
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
- 1 cup Plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup Peanut butter
- ½ tablespoon Honey
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon Vanilla protein powder
- 1 tablespoon Chocolate chips
- In a medium bowl, add yogurt, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon. Stir until fully combined.
- If using, mix in vanilla extract, vanilla protein powder and chocolate chips.
- Serve with apples or any fruit of your choice!