Tuesday, October 02, 2007
On Saturday I made yogurt! I hadn't made it for years. My old yogurt maker (from the 1970s!) now has only three cups and the plastic lids have all bitten the dust, so instead I ended up using a big bowl in the oven & then on the stovetop while I baked rolls. It turned out runny, a sort of kefir, so I've been using it to make smoothies the last few mornings. I've added banana, frozen blueberries, &/or frozen strawberries, plus generous shakes of cinnamon & a bit of sugar. Yum!
I haven't wanted to take the time to enter each ingredient by hand in the SparkPeople nutrition tracker, so my nutrient count has been off the past few days (& every day I have eaten something I can't find in the database). But I'm happy that these shakes are increasing my intake of protein, which has tended to be on the low side. My stepdaughter is vegetarian, & normally the only meat I eat is the single slice of Trader Joe's turkey that I bring in my lunch. (Which reminds me, I've gotta make sure to soak some beans to cook up tomorrow or Thursday.)