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5/27/18 10:58 A

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Thanks, everyone, great suggestions!

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5/27/18 7:56 A

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I love yogurt, but don't use in my smoothies.
cashew milk, frozen fruit, quest protein powder, and usually turmeric or ginger.

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5/27/18 7:45 A

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If you don't like yogurt, don't eat yogurt.
For smoothies banana, peanut butter or protein powder could help thicken the mixture if you are averse to yogurt.
For other recipes you would have to share the recipe and what it does. If the yogurt makes the breading stick, then something like an egg wash might work. If yogurt is the low calorie dip base replacement then egg wash would not work. If yogurt is meant to be the wet part with fruit and granola then you could use water or milk or even use frozen fruit to get a little more wet.

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5/26/18 3:41 P



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I love yogurt. but I know there are people who don't.

For smoothie recipes, you can substitute almond or soy milk instead of yogurt. If you're not lactose intolerant, you can use regular or skim milk. You can even substitute a small amount of ice cream. It depends on your smoothie recipe.

If you'd also like a thicker smoothie, you can add a dab of almond or peanut butter. I go to a place that makes a green smoothie using spinach or kale, banana slices, almond/regular milk and a dab of almond/peanut butter.

You don't need yogurt to make a smoothie. I've also had a green drink that was made from kale, apple slices, banana and pineapple juice. it was wonderful.


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5/26/18 10:40 A

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Simply google "yogurt substitute" and you get many choices, depending on the recipe.

Google works for other ingredient substitutions too!

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5/26/18 10:24 A

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If you have a cake recipe calling for yogurt, use mayonnaise instead. You cannot even taste the mayonnaise. Simply keeps the cake moist.

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5/26/18 9:49 A

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It really depends on what role the yogurt is playing in your recipe as to what would be the best substitution.

In most smoothies, yogurt is supplying liquid, typical dairy nutrients (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, B12), probiotics, and (especially if specified as Greek yogurt) protein.

The closest replacement would be cottage cheese, and the next best would be buttermilk (both of which are fairly similar in nutritional qualities to the yogurt). Sour cream can be a good substitute, although most commercial varieties don't contain live probiotics (you can find ones that do, or make your own at home if that is important to you). Another option would be kefir, but that seems quite pricey to be adding to a smoothie and would be better enjoyed on its own!

If you're not concerned about matching the nutrition, then any liquid will do - even plain water. If you want the dairy flavour, then your favourite milk (whichever fat %) will do fine, and you could add some extra dry skim milk powder for more protein and other nutrients, too. Many people like to use water and their favourite protein powder instead of yogurt.

Really, don't be afraid to just experiment with things and create your own recipes to suit your own preferences and what is in your fridge and pantry! Smoothies are incredibly forgiving, so have some fun with ingredients, and include some herbs and spices, too.

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5/26/18 9:19 A

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Does anyone else hate yogurt as much as I do??? My jowls water just saying the word! LOL! Once in a while I like a smoothie but have not found a good substitute for the yogurt...I've also seen other recipes that look good until I see yogurt in the list of ingredients...I am open to any suggestions! Thanks!!

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