I know you have heard that yoghurt is good for you. Yes, yoghurt made with live cultures is filled with probiotic goodness, the calcium and nutrients of dairy and much easier to digest than other milk products but for many of us, plain yoghurt is just not quite our thing, to put it mildly.
I remember trying to switch from ice-cream back in the day to yoghurt because a personal trainer told me it was a better choice. How could I switch from the sweetness of ice-cream to the tartness of yoghurt? Needless to say, I threw countless tubs of plain yoghurt until I discovered the fruity ones were also available, even if not appropriate. ‘Fat-free’ flavoured yoghurt is very deceptive because as we have come to realize, ‘Fat free’ products are generally loaded with sugar. ‘Light’ has less, but still contains sugar. The solution? Make your own! It’s quick and easy and it is cheaper and tastes much better plus it has much less carbs.
Ingredients: 3/4 cup plain probiotic yoghurt, 2 tbsp frozen or fresh berries or other fruit, 2-3 packs sugar free sweetener (Truvia, SweatLeaf, Splenda).
Method: In same bowl you plan to eat, place fruit in along with two packets of sweetener.
Microwave for 30-45 secs to unfreeze and to turn into a slightly lumpy and syrupy consistency. We do not want it to get very hot. Take it out and mix it around with spoon to cool it down if warm. Put yoghurt on top, mix, taste. Add a touch of almond or vanilla extract if you like. Enjoy!