Food Revolution Friday #7
Posted: June 4, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: food, frf, health, links
Have you noticed that reduced fat or ‘light’ yogurt is very…. the texture is just…
ok I’m just gonna say it, it’s like jizz.
It’s gross. It’s NOT what yogurt should be like at all.
Yogurt should be thick yet smooth and creamy. Ok enough about the texture. Full fat, Mediterranean / Greek style yogurt is where it’s AT and the best brand I’ve found around these parts is Liberté Méditeranée. It doesn’t have gelatin, unlike MANY yogurts on the market so it’s vegetarian friendly. It doesn’t have sugar substitutes so you don’t have to worry about weird ass chemicals in your food.
The flavours available are really great and my favorites are cherry, lemon and coconut. As delicious as they are, they still contain sugar and other stuff in addition to the actual fruit. Sometimes I get lazy and buy it anyway but I really do enjoy flavouring their plain yogurt myself.
The best way to do it is to cut up the fruit and mix in your sweetener (if any – I use either brown sugar, maple syrup or honey depending on the fruit) let that sit together for a few hours then stir in the yogurt. The reason I like to let it sit is that the sugar draws out the juices of the fruit and makes a bit of a syrup so the flavour goes right through the yogurt instead of just having fruit chunks in plain yogurt.
I haven’t tried lemon yet but I think I will soon. Combos I have likes in the past include:
cherries and brown sugar
green grapes and honey
blueberries and maple syrup
mango brown sugar
Things I want to try soon:
lemon and honey
pureed apple, brown sugar and cinnamon
Have you done this? What is your favorite flavour combo? What would you dream of trying?
This post is a part of Food Revolution Fridays
( and so is THIS GREAT POST about the insult that is the typical children’s menu)
On this day:
In 2009 – rubella
In 2008 – I eat babies
In 2007 – nut chop
In 2006 – new mattresses are the BEST
In 2005 – blah