There’s a Fage yogurt commercial running right now where Bobby Flay teaches us how to make fruit yogurt. The instructions are basically, “mix fruit and yogurt together,” and it made me laugh at the absurdity of an amazing chef giving us the recipe for fruit at the bottom yogurt.
The more I thought about it, the more I liked about it. If you make your own fruit yogurt, you not only save money but you also save on artificial flavors, fillers, sweeteners and you generate less trash from those little containers. Somehow I got a bee in my bonnet about this ridiculous “recipe” and now it’s on Jason’s Cooking. This is more of a tip than a recipe so feel free to use whatever ingredients and ratios you want to use.
Incidentally, this is the exact same thing that happened to me when I bought my Honda Element. When I first saw it, I thought it was incredibly stupid and now I love it.
- ½ Cup Berries
- ½ Cup Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1 Tbs Granola
- Place berries in a wide mouth half pint mason jar and smash them up a bit.
- Put yogurt on top of the berries.
- When ready to eat, stir in granola and thoroughly mix the berries and the yogurt together
To keep the granola crunchy, keep it separate until you’re ready to serve. If you mix everything together, by the time you’re ready to eat, the granola will turn into mush.
You can certainly freeze yogurt and it is a great way to keep your lunch cold until you’re ready to eat. Swap out the glass container for a plastic one, freeze and pop in your lunch box. It should thaw out and be ready to enjoy by the time lunch rolls around!
You can make Greek-style yogurt from plain yogurt by straining it through a cheese cloth in the refrigerator overnight.