Yum! I thought I'd write a quick post on how we eat yogurt in our home. I think this method is the best way to enjoy a healthy treat.
First, I buy a large container of plain organic yogurt. If you made a commitment to purchase just organic yogurt, you'd make a significant difference in helping the many organic farms stay in business, not to mention the nutritional benefits — no pesticides and toxins in your body, humane treatment of cows, etc.
I apologize for the blurry photo. I'm not certain why I didn't stick around long enough to snap a better one!
You only need organic blueberries (or any other fruit!) and organic yogurt. (Berries are on the Dirty Dozen list, so it's something I normally purchase organic. I'll show the list at the bottom of the post, but if you want to learn more go here.)
I heat the berries slightly until their juices flow. If they are fresh, you may have to wait a bit until they pop. If they are frozen, it takes merely seconds to get them to defrost and exude juice. Either way, do not overheat! If they are too hot, allow them to cool a bit before adding to yogurt. But don't worry if they are slightly warm. It still tastes great with a bit of heat.
Then I go ahead an add them to my yogurt. It's that simple!
Peanut definitely enjoys it...
By the way, if you like a slightly sweeter yogurt, sprinkle a little sugar or agave syrup on top. Sometimes I buy a vanilla yogurt, which has added sugars and is really a treat. But normally I try to stay away from that. Usually the juice from the fruit is just sweet enough and over time you will easily adjust to their natural sweetness. This is a much healthier choice.
One last look:
The Dirty Dozen
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PS. Take a look.... a name brand blueberry yogurt vs. our homemade style. :) I have nothing against those store bought ones (if they are organic) but adding your own fruit to yogurt using this method is seriously D-lish!!