Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Special" Yogurt

Just to clear this up before any confusion arises, although medicinal marijuana is legal in Colorado, I am not spiking my yogurt with it.  Please do not think that when you read the title of today's post.

Today's "special" yogurt was named by (almost 3 yr. old) Einstein, who - happily - thinks that "normal" yogurt is supposed to be homemade, tart, and free of added sugar.  He discovered store-bought, sweetened yogurt a few months ago after enduring a particularly difficult haircut at grandma's house.  Grandma knew I would not be wild about him being offered a cookie as a reward, so yogurt was a good compromise.  At least it is cultured.  

Anyway, I was super inspired by the Blueberry Cream Cheese that Nikki blogged about at Project: Family Cookbook last week.  I, too, have fond memories of blueberry bagels with blueberry cream cheese at my favorite bagel shop in junior high and high school.

Fortunately, due to my recent yogurt mishap, I had plenty of curds hanging out in the fridge, waiting to be turned into something delicious.  Unfortunately, my curds weren't really as well-drained as I thought they were (whoops, they were sitting in a puddle of whey as I attempted to drain them), and not a very cream-cheese-y consistency.

So "special" blueberry yogurt was the answer!  There are several wonderful things about this:
  • No packaging to toss.
  • No trip to the store.
  • No weird additives. 
  • No sugar!
  • The only ingredients are (slightly over-moist) yogurt curds and pureed blueberries!
  • It tastes about 500x better than the stuff in the little plastic cup.

Now I just need to think of a difficult task for the kids to accomplish so they can be rewarded with this fantastic treat!  After all, I don't want them thinking this is how yogurt should taste ALL the time!  :)

Do  you have any "copycat" recipes that taste just as good as store-bought, but without the compromise in nutrition?

Posted at Simple Lives ThursdayPennywise Platter and Fight Back Friday


  1. Love the idea. My daughter also loves plain old yogurt but I let her have some of my honey yogurt as a treat and she couldn't get enough! While I like to keep it plain as much as possible, I will try this for sure!

  2. Hi, Nikki,
    Thanks for stopping by, and for inspiring today's post!


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