Hi all!! HAPPY Wednesday :D
How's your week going so far?! I hope you're kicking butt...lol! If not, it's only midweek, so it's not too late to get your health back in balance after the weekend (or holidays) :D Don't give up on your goals...the benefits of living a FITastic lifestyle reap surprising and even unexpected rewards! Strive to feel amazing everyday and you'll be more HAPPY, CONFIDENT, AND ENERGIZED!!
Today's post is a recipe for HOMEMADE YOGURT! This recipe is clean, ridiculously delicious, and you can make it in your SLOW COOKER!! YES please :D
Serves: 8 for regular; 4 for Greek
Prep time: 1 minute
Total time: 3 hours plus sitting/chilling time
1/2 gallon whole milk (not ultrapasteurized)
1/2 c plain low-fat yogurt
FOR REGULAR YOGURT: Add milk to 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low 2 1/2 hours. Turn cooker off. Cool, covered, until instant-read thermometer registers 110F, about 3 hours. Whisk in yogurt, cover, and wrap cooker in towel. Set in warm place until yogurt thickens, 8 to 12 hours. Chill and serve. Refrigerate up to 30 days.
FOR GREEK YOGURT: Line fine-mesh sieve with 3 layers cheesecloth; set in large bowl. Transfer cooked yogurt to sieve. Let liquid whey drain until yogurt reaches desired thickness, at least 4 hours. (Save whey to use in smoothies.) Chill and serve.
Nutrition (per 8 oz) REGULAR: 158 cal, 8 g pro, 13 g carb, 0 g fiber, 13 g sugars, 8 g fat, 4.5 g sat fat, 116 mg sodium. GREEK: 220 cal, 20 g pro, 9 g carb, 0 g fiber, 9 g sugars, 11 g fat, 8 g sat fat, 65 mg sodium.
Top yogurt with your favorite fruit and/or healthy topping and yummyyyyy :D
Have an AWESOME couple of days!
SEE YOU back here on Fridayyyyy!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist