Thursday, May 26, 2011

Snack on this: strawberry yogurt

I know what you're thinking. Strawberry yogurt? That's not special. But I think it is.

Stop a minute and think about the yogurt aisle at your local grocery store. How many flavors and types of yogurt do you see? Key lime pie, strawberry cheesecake, banana cream pie, and even chocolate. These processed yogurts are usually high in sugar and the fruit doesn't taste like real fruit. Instead of buying the packaged variety why not make you're own with fresh, whole ingredients?

It's simple. Fill a bowl with organic plain yogurt and add your favorite fresh fruit. I chose strawberries because the farmers' markets are overflowing with them right now (excited for blueberries and peaches next). If you're not a plain yogurt fan, stir in a big drizzle of honey and a dash of cinnamon. You can puree the fruit and mix into the yogurt, if you prefer a smoother texture. This is a great snack packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Enjoy!


Unknown said...

you know whats special? strawberries :) They are special in all their simplicity <3 They just started at the Farmer's Market last week

Snack-Girl said...

These look SO delicious. Thanks for sharing! I dip them in chocolate on Snack-Girl.

becca said...

so pretty and classic.

I'm happy you use straight-up plain yogurt and then make it nicer. it's so full of good things just like it is :)

renata said...

Mmmm yummy, i love yogurt and strawberries, but yuo kno what? it's sooo hard to find natural yogurt without added sugar in this country i live... i am hopeful anyway, because lately more and more people are interested in better alimentation... when this happens be sure i'll be the firs having this delicious snack!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the comments!

Renata - I hope you get plain yogurt without added sugars & preservatives soon!