Fat stomach...I'll pass.
|photo by Anne Geddes|
Fat in my yogurt...YES!!!
I like full fat yogurt. It tastes good and is good for you! I especially like organic, grass-fed, full-fat yogurt. Seriously, that is some health in a container, right there!
I also like thick, creamy greek-style yogurt, but it's hard to find greek yogurt that is also organic and grass-fed. So I do what any industrious health-seeker does...I make my own!
Buy some full-fat, grass-fed yogurt. I like Maple Hill brand that I can get at Wegmans. (Side note: they have a great little article here on why you should grass-fed and full-fat is great.)
|Check out the ingredients: Milk and yogurt cultures. That's it!|
Line a fine mesh strainer (or a colander works too) with a coffee filter. (If you use a colander, you will need more than one to cover the whole thing.) Cheese cloth works too, but is not always on hand. Put the strainer over a bowl. Dump the entire container of yogurt into the strainer and let it sit for about 30-60 minutes. (Honestly, I don't really keep track. I dump it in and then go about my business until I remember it is on the counter.)
|(The cheesecloth covered jar in the background is my homemade kefir...let me know if you are interested in that!)|
After you have let it strain for a while, you will see the liquid in the bottom of your bowl.
Voila! Now you have greek yogurt. I just put it right back into the original container. You can see that it only fills up to a little more than half once the liquid is strained out.
I eat this with my go-to breakfast of strawberries, yogurt, almond butter and chia seeds. So good!!
Now off to the store or farm market! It's time to make greek yogurt that is full of goodness!!