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in smoothies, lately

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I've been making mine in the slow cooker using this recipe.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/10/
you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-crockpot.html

Talk about EASY!

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I always use about 1/2 cup yogurt. Whether it be 1 litre or 2 litres of milk. Not an exact science. It seems to turn out the same either way...

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3/5/10 7:49 A

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I eat plain Greek Yogurt with blueberries and Ezekiel Almond Cereal. If you have a problem with plain, you can add in some honey. Certain brands are more sour than others.

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I just add 1/2 cup bluberries to 3/4cup plain fat-free yogurt.

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3/5/10 6:18 A

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I mix 1/2 c yogurt, 1/2 c cottage cheese, ground flax, wheat germ, chopped walnuts and fruit- usually strawberries when they are in season.

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Laura, how much milk to 1/2 cup yogart???? :)

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I don't like yogurt, especially plain, its so mushy and has a weird taste. Well I have put Kashi cereal,flax, nuts, fruit.

I put two spoonfuls of greek yogurt in a bowl fruit, with cinniamon, nutmeg and a little maple syrup. This was pretty tasty. You can use any fruit but i used apple, pear, orange and banana.

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Oh. I make it all the time.
You will need a candy thermometer and some STARTER. The first time I made it, I used some plain organic yogurt from the grocery store. Make sure there is no GELATIN in it. And that the INGREDIENTS has LIVE BACTERIA CULTURE. You will only need about 1/2 cup. Every batch you make afterwards, just save 1/2 cup of "starter".

Just take your milk (I use raw milk; but you can use anykind you like), heat it up slowly over medium heat to a temperature of 165 degrees. Skim off any skin that has formed. Some people say to add some skim milk powder. I have tried it with and without. I actually prefer the taste of it without. And skim milk powder is sort of processed anyhow.
My yogurt (I have been lucky I guess) is really smooth in flavor. Not sour. So, I guess I am pretty good at it. lol!
Anyhow, after you have heated up the milk, remove from heat and let it cool to 115 degrees. Take about 1/2 cup of the milk and stir it in with your starter, then pour that back into the milk.
OK, now, pour into conatiners and cover.
If you have ayogurt maker, just put it in there. If not, you can use a heating pad (this is what I did when I first started a few months ago. Set the blanket on to LOW, put the containers on top and allow to sit UNDISTURBED for 8-12 hours. Depending on how thick you want your yogurt. Higher fat content milk makes a thicker yogurt.
Now, I use my dehydrater to make yogurt. It is perfectly temperature controlled. I dial it in at 115 degrees and it is ready exactly 5 hours later.
After that, just pop it in the fridge. Stays good for about 1 week. You can also add flavors, sweeteners or fruit if you like.

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3/4/10 10:00 P

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Anyone have any recipes for homemade yogart

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I love equal parts of yogart and cottage cheese and then cinnamon, fruit, flaxmeal and crushed walnuts or almonds. YUM.

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I make my own homemade yogurt. I have plain yogurt and might put bananas or berries, some walnuts on it. Or I will blend into a smoothie or on pancakes with fruit (instead of butter and syrup)

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I am addicted to Greek yogurt! So yummy - and Fage brand is my all time favorite. Much better than the other Greek yogurt brands I have tried - oikos, stonyfield farm, Icelandic, Russian, etc. Really doesn't have a sour taste. I also have an easyo yogurt so I can make my own. But I still prefer the Fage.

I add 10 g of honey and 1 tablespoon of wheat germ to ~ 160 g of yogurt. Tastes like dessert and really fills me up. I think it is all the protein, as well as the carbs.

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i like mine sweet so I add honey and cinnamon.
I am using my homemade crockpot yogurt too!

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3/4/10 7:31 P

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I use plain yogurt as a replacement for sour cream, mixed with salsa as a dip, with oats and dried fruit, with berries and a dab of honey, so many ways and so good! Preferably greek yogurt though...

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Plain yogurt with granola and fruit. I use yogurt both liquidy and strained (Greek-style) for several different things. Love Yogurt!! Food of the gods!

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I like to add flaxseeds, berries, and sometimes oatmeal. It just depends what I have in the house. Banana's are good in yogurt too!

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I prefer Greek yogurt too or yogurt "cheese" which is just plain yogurt left sitting over a coffee filter lined strainer overnight to filter out some of the whey. Makes it of a consistency more like Greek.

I like to mix 1/2 cup of oatmeal into 1/2 cup of yogurt and let it sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning I add a bit of cinnamon, a very little dash of nutmeg some berries or a drop of honey.

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3/4/10 5:10 P

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We are still eating my first batch of homemade crockpot yogurt! I am going to incorporate some of your great ideas! Today, for a snack, we just had frozen cherries with vanilla/splenda sweetened plain yogurt drizzled over it. It almost turns into an ice cream sort of treat as the yogurt ices up a little. Very tasty! Kept me from making cookies today!

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Frontier puts out some nice organic extracts that can help flavor the yogurt and let you get even more creative. You should be able to get them in your HFS. I like my yogurt every kind of way.



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I like mine as a parfait -- you can do all sorts of different types! I layer mine with different types of berries and my homemade granola (no sugar in it just flavored with honey) or walnuts. It is amazing how quickly you can get used to the plain yogurt I was repulsed by it at first and now love it. Especially with the different berries.

I buy Mountain High Yoghurt. Good stuff! I like it better than Stonyfield Farms or Horizon.

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My usual yoghurt snack is plain yoghurt + wheat bran + berries. Also yoghurt + grated apple + cinnamon is yummy. Plain yoghurt is great stuff, you can mix it so many ways.

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I don't think our store has fage or greek...Is stonyfield farms a good yogurt? They have that...the one I picked to try is Dannon's plain, all natural yogurt (it was on sale)
so maybe changing brands of yogurt would help?

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Fage greek yogurt, plain, with cinammon, berries, walnuts, ground flax seed.

I don't eat granola but I hear some people like that in theirs. Sometimes I put my cereal in it. Yumm... or dried cranberries.

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I buy Fage Greek Yogurt. It comes fat-free and is already strained. Very rich and creamy. Here is my favorite way to eat this. If I could drink it, I would. Yummy.

Tzaziki Sauce

1 container Fage Greek Yogurt
1 garlic clove (crushed)
1 tsp. olive oil
1 small seeded/peeled/diced cucumber
Fresh Herbs: I like cilantro, mint, dill, scallions (use as much or as little as you like. I like a tiny bit of dill and a 1/2 cup of either cilantro or mint).
Squeeze of one half lemon
fresh cracked pepper
Sea Salt (1 tbs.) will not actually use all in recipe

Take diced cucumber and put in colander. Put sea salt on top of it and let it set for 30 minutes. Rinse cucumbers and pat dry with paper towel. Put all ingredients in bowl and use hand held immersion blender to mix all ingredients together (can use food processor). Chill for about an hour.

This is amazing with cut up veggies. Best of all, you can eat 1/2 of this and only be at 225 calories with the cut up veggies...Makes two big servings.

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frozen mixed berries and ground flax but the most important thing is that it has to be Greek Yogurt-much better.

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I like mine with blueberries and almonds.

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I am trying to convert from the yummy yogurts (think Dannon or yoplait light) to "real" plain yogurt. I am excited to experiment but am losing motivation with it.
So far I have tried flavoring my yogurt with:
Cinnamon
Peanut butter
Fruit (strawberries)
Cheerios...lol it tasted good at least!
In a pb banana smoothie

How do you eat your yogurt? I want it to be a snack, not in a lunch or dinner type food...I guess calories doesn't matter. The yogurt I eat right now has about 160 calories, so up to a snack of 300 calories would be ok I think. I am aiming to get a good snack of complex carbs and protein...
Any ideas?
I think tomorrow I am going to make another smoothie...*crosses fingers* I hope I like it.


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