If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably already saw these delicious eggs from this past weekend, but since I can’t stop thinking about them, I figured I should share it here too! Eggs Benedict is my all-time favorite breakfast, and I was thrilled when I got the Fixate cookbook (you can get your copy here!) and saw a recipe for a healthier hollandaise sauce. I will admit that I was skeptical since this is such a flavorful and rich meal how you could make it healthy AND delicious, but it is just that.
Since it’s got Greek Yogurt in it, you get a bit more protein, the lemon juice makes it have that classic tangy flavor, and you’ve still got the butter!
Healthier Hollandaise Sauce
¼ cup plain 2% greek yogurt
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
1 egg yolk
3 tbsps butter, melted
Salt and pepper (optional)
Bring a pot of water to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer.
Grab a glass bowl and put it over the pot of water (so it snugly fits).
Add all the ingredients (except for the butter) and whisk for five minutes until the consistency of mayonnaise
Next take it off the heat for 30 seconds and whisk, then put it back on the heat and whisk it for an additional 30 seconds. You will repeat that for 5-6 minutes, or until the sauce thickens up.
Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter.
This sauce also works great on veggies, chicken, or fish. You can refrigerate leftovers, but just be sure to heat it up on the stove or in a double-boiler and not microwave it (since the eggs will separate…not good). Counts as an orange container for the 21 Day Fix or Hammer and Chisel programs. Enjoy!