Healthier Flavored Yogurt (GF)

Homemade Blended Yogurts
Making your own flavored yogurt is so easy and is much healthier, because you can avoid all of the refined sugar, “natural” flavorings and fillers. And the best part is … it’s even more delicious!

It’s also more economical – it costs much less per serving to buy a large container of plain organic yogurt (or even better, make your own homemade yogurt), and then add a variety of healthy real foods to create your favorite flavors.

Homemade Blended Yogurt
Below you’ll find our simple recipe for making blended fruit yogurts, followed by a simple recipe for making classic vanilla flavored yogurt. Enjoy!

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How to Make Homemade Fruit Yogurt Blends

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. If using strawberries, remove the stems and quarter before measuring out 1/2 cup. If using blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, simply cut them in half and then measure.
  2. In a blender (or VitaMix), add 1/4 cup of yogurt, the berries and sweetener of choice. If you like fruit pieces in your yogurt, blend 10-20 seconds, just until combined. For a smoother yogurt, continue to blend until mixture is completely blended.
  3. Pour the fruit blend into a small bowl and add the remaining 1 cup of yogurt. Gently whisk to combine.
  4. Divide among two small mason jars or containers of choice, cover, and refrigerate. Fresh fruit blended yogurt should be eaten right away, or at least within two days, for best flavor.

Notes

More Flavor Variations: Enjoy “mixed berry” yogurt by using a combination of organic strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Yum! Another variation my kids love is strawberry-banana. As you can see, the possibilities are endless! And because you are making it yourself, you can adjust the amount of fruit and natural sweetener to suit your taste preferences.

Note about separation: Many fresh fruits can cause yogurt to become runny and separate, especially as time passes. So homemade yogurt blends using fresh fruit are best consumed within 2-3 days, or simply whisk the yogurt to re-blend, if separate occurs.

Money-Saving Tip: When fresh berries are in season they’re usually at the lowest price, so why not buy lots and freeze them for use in smoothies, yogurt and desserts! It’s also fun (and more economical) to find a local organic U-Pick farm and enjoy a family field trip to berry-pick together.

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Simply Delicious Vanilla Yogurt

1 one-cup serving

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add yogurt, vanilla and maple syrup; gently stir to combine. Makes two half-cup servings. Enjoy!
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