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12/2/09 12:36 P

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Thank you everyone! I am so encouraged. I am going to get out that yogurt maker and get going!

Thanks for the idea of checking out recipes on the internet. I have forgotten just how I did make it. I do remember starting with a store bought container to get the active acidolpholis. From there I just used a bit of the last container to start the new batch. I prefer using organic milk from cows not fed grain/grass that had pesticides used on it nor given antibiotics.

Adding fruit is a great idea. I used to used canned pie filling to add to the yogurt but you can tell that wasn't healthy! :) But fresh fruit ... that's a great idea!

After posting this question I did some shopping and just happened to find a new yogurt maker at an ACE Hardware store. Didn't price it as I already have one. Hope you can find one easily!!

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11/30/09 5:34 P

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Smoothies are really simple at my house--but "special." My grandchildren and I use yogurt (usually vanilla or strawberry), a banana or two if we have any, and some ice. Then, when it's all made, we put it into fancy stemware and make it into a party! Linda C

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MISS_VIV's Photo MISS_VIV Posts: 12,310
11/30/09 4:26 P

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I use Fage' 2%fat greek yogurt. When I have it, it is usually about 1/4 cup with some frozen fruitas sweetner. If I have had a rough day, I will have that for an evening snack, the dairy in it is enough to help me relax and have a good nights sleep.



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11/30/09 4:17 P

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Yoghurt is an excellent food source. I buy mine - the low fat variety - and get a lot each week. (about 18 single serve pots for 2 people) I get the ones on specials, because here there is always one brand or other on a good special.

They are low calorie - reasonably filling - good source of protein - excellent source of calcium - good source of tryptophan (which helps with sleep etc.) good bacterium for the gut, help prevent yeast infections...........

If you make your own, you could try adding cinnamon to it. That has a slight sweetening effect, and if you add some banana or blueberries/strawberries as well, even better. There is a lot you can do with it. Plain yoghurt - add to stews for added protein and a creamy effect. Add to baking (muffins etc.) Put a dollop on top of fruit instead of icecream or whipped cream. You may notice that I am a huge fan of yoghurt!-) emoticon
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11/30/09 2:15 P

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Hi,
I believe it is a good source. Have you ever tried making smoothies? I have seen a few recipes in the spark recipes. Usually it is a combination of yogurt, fruit, and ice.

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11/30/09 1:28 P

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11/30/09 1:22 P

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MARSHA, look at your BIG LOTS store.. Or start shopping the thrift stores near you. I see them there all the time. People use them for a while and get OUT OF THE MOOD. They are handy to use, but it does take a bit of time to make a batch. I think you could probably check online for instructions if there are none with the one you are able to pick up..




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11/30/09 12:18 P

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My Doctor told me YEARS ago that Yogurt is good for helping keep Yeast infections away. I love yogurt. You hve a yogurt maker? WOW! Where can I get one?

When somthing is of God, NOTHING can stop it. Amen..

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For statins which is essential for reducing Cholesterol levels, I would add Blueberies, fresh one's. Strawberries any berries would be good. Visit webmd.com and get ideas there too. I eat Blueberries by themselves in order to get the nutritional benefits from them.

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DADDYS_GIRL6's Photo DADDYS_GIRL6 Posts: 19,297
11/30/09 10:19 A

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After reading the thread about rice cookers, it reminded me I have a yogurt maker from years ago. I made yogurt when my children were in school but we were busy and the phase didn't last long. I am not sure I even remember how to make it.

It has been suggested I start making yogurt again. Is it a good food source. I don't like it plain and the extra carbs from anything I's sweeten it with makes me wonder if it would really be a good option for me.

Any suggestions or recipes, Anyone?
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