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Benefits of Combining Honey and Yogurt (Things You Need to Know)

There are wonderful benefits and uses of honey and yogurt. When combined, these two are not just delicious—they also provide lots of great nutrients!

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There is so much more to being a food blogger, chef, or anyone else that prepares food for themselves, their family or the public, such as the uses of ingredients, kitchen techniques, and tips, and food safety.

Vivian does a beautiful job of this on her blog Cooking Is Passio. Today she is sharing here on Hostess At Heart.

This post will talk about the wonderful benefits and uses of honey and yogurt. When combined, these two are not just delicious—they also provide lots of great nutrients!

Most of us already know that these two provide good health benefits, but you can actually get more good stuff from them if you mix them together! This combo is not only good for the body—it’s amazing on the skin as well.

A white bowl filled with yogurt that\'s been drizzled with honey. A spoon sits next to it.

These are the things that I’ve learned from friends, research, and my own experiments. Some are backed by science, while others are gathered from friends who swear by them. I hope you enjoy reading!

Before We Begin

First things first. Before I discuss the good stuff, I’d like to talk about the ingredients I used in these mixtures first.

For all items on the list below, I only used plain Greek yogurt and 100% raw honey. No flavorings, added ingredients, and extenders. Make sure that when it’s time for you to try these out, you use these, too!

When buying plain Greek yogurt, look for those that have no preservatives, no artificial flavors, and are not genetically modified (non-GMO). The pack should also indicate that they have live and active cultures. Don’t forget to take note of the expiration date!

A shite bowl filled with yogurt and drizzled with honey and nuts sits over a painted wooden table. Two pink blossoms sit next to the bowl.

When buying honey, see to it that it’s marked “pure” or “raw,” and doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners. If you’re not sure, you can do a quick and easy test using a glass of water. Raw honey does not go bad, so don’t worry about spoilage!

Four Benefits of Combining Honey and Yogurt

1. Honey and yogurt are great sources of protein and carbohydrates

Yogurt is packed with protein and honey has a high content of glucose (a form of carbohydrate). People who work out need both of these to keep them going; both are necessary for endurance and muscle recovery.

When eaten together, the protein in the yogurt and carbohydrates in the honey will allow those who exercise to have more energy, have a faster healing process (for those who do intense workouts), and recover the natural way.

I work out three times a week—I use the treadmill, elliptical, and do an hour of yoga. One of my favorite post-exercise snacks is Greek yogurt with a drizzle of honey (most of the time, it’s less than a teaspoon).

I always feel great afterward, and the best part is, I don’t immediately run to the refrigerator and gobble up the first thing (which is usually unhealthy) I see!

A white dish filled with yogurt that\'s been drizzled with honey. A matching spoon sits on the plate holding the dish.
Honey and yogurt as a skincare regimen

One of the most popular benefits of combining honey and yogurt is they help you achieve healthy skin. When these two are combined, they provide exfoliating properties that will give your skin a healthy glow!

 I’m always on the lookout for do-it-yourself, organic skin-care treatments. Yogurt is not only a staple in my fridge for eating—it also serves as a moisturizer and skin repairer!

 I simply apply plain yogurt on my face after I spend a little too much time under the sun, as it helps keep the wrinkles at bay. It is also very good at getting rid of dead skin cells! The addition of honey helps a lot in exfoliation.

White bowl of yogurt topped with fresh fruit and drizzled with honey.
Honey and yogurt as an acne treatment

The honey and yogurt combo is not only great for skin exfoliation. A lot of people also swear by its acne-fighting benefits.

Yogurt is a great source of zinc, minerals that can help fight acne. Those who have problems with acne apply zinc topically (usually with supplements), but more and more people, especially those whose acne is inflamed, have actually started using yogurt!

Honey contains antibacterial, antiseptic properties that help kill skin germs, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help lessen the annoying red (and painful!) acne.

Making a yogurt and a honey facial mixture is simple. All you need are two tablespoons of plain yogurt and a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply the mixture on a clean, dry face. Leave it on your skin for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water, and pat dry with a towel.

If you or your kids are having problems with acne, I strongly suggest that you try this first before you start using strong facial soaps with chemicals you can’t even pronounce. Sometimes, using natural ingredients is the answer!

Close up photo of two slices of banana and fresh mint sitting on top of a white bowl of yogurt.
4. Honey and yogurt as sources of probiotics

Both honey and yogurt are packed with probiotics, which are basically live bacteria and yeasts that aid in digestion and keeps your gut healthy. They’re also called the “good bacteria.”

Yogurt contains probiotic lactobacillus, which has helped me countless times when I had an upset stomach or diarrhea (sorry for the TMI, but we’ve all been there!).

Greek yogurt tastes a bit like sour cream, so to add a bit of sweetness, I drizzle about one tablespoon of honey every time I have my dose. Prior to doing my research, I did not know that the honey is said to contain probiotics too!

Honey is said to contain probiotic bacteria that are endemic among honey bees! My research revealed that the bacteria is called Lactobacillus Kunkeei, which is also present in the bee pollen and royal jelly in the hive.

A white dish of yogurt drizzled with honey. White bowls of yogurt and honey sit in the background.

Honey and yogurt are good on their own, but when combined, they provide wonderful flavors and excellent health benefits. It’s time to maximize their nutrients by incorporating them into your daily snacks and meals!

Honey and Yogurt Recipes

I’d be happy to hear what you think! Share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments sections below. Please feel free to share this post with friends and family, too. Until next time!

Author bio:

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Vivian has a huge passion for cooking. That’s why she created “” to share her great love with other people. She believes that fine food is not only the key to promoting family cohesion, but it also helps make every member become closer.

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Sunday 31st of December 2023

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Monday 6th of November 2023

I know the greek yogurt can be exp until 2 weeks. But if i want to sell flavoured greek yogurt and honey , how long the exp greek yogurt and honey at chill ?

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

Hi, Yohana. Honey will not change the expiration of he yogurt.

C Bittner

Thursday 25th of May 2023

I eat honey (approx. 1 Tbsp.) and plain Greek yogurt almost every morning to break my intermittent fasting (16:8). I always add fresh berries (blue-, straw-, and/or rasp-). Have done that for almost two years now. Inflammation is down. Energy is steady. I feel great. I'm in my 60's.

Julie Menghini

Thursday 25th of May 2023

That's amazing. I love plain Greek yogurt with honey and berries too!

Sow Weng Hong

Thursday 15th of December 2022

Afternoon Julie I wonder whether I can apply this yogurt and honey mixture directly on my entire body skin surface which is presently flared up due to fungal infection. Kindly advise accordingly. Thanking you in anticipation.

Julie Menghini

Friday 16th of December 2022

It is safe for your skin but please note I am not a medical provider or an aesthetician and can't advise on the results of doing so.


Sunday 28th of August 2022

Hi, I combine greek plain yogurt, frozen blueberries and organic manuka raw honey from New Zealand. The honey is a bit expensive, but I use less than one teaspoon.

As for yogurt and honey to use topically, I agreed: it is great!

Julie Menghini

Monday 29th of August 2022

That sounds amazing, Ana!

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