Tuesday, April 8, 2014

make your own healthier, cheaper "drinkable yogurt"

So probably like many of you, my (Jessica's) kids are obsessed with that "drinkable yogurt" that comes in a little bottle. I allow this for two reasons 1. They don't drink milk, ever. Niether of them like it. Crazy kids! And 2. I thought it was good for them! Crazy me.

And then I turned one of those tiny bottles around and looked at the nutrition information. Turns out, that "drinkable yogurt" has as much as 35 grams of sugar per tiny bottle. That's just shy of 8 teaspoons of sugar. Per bottle. And they're expensive on top of that! I knew I could make my own healthier, cheaper version. And check it out, I did:

This is going to be one of those posts that has you smacking your head thinking "why didn't I do this sooner?"

Homemade "drinkable Yogurt"

1 32 oz container of yogurt (I used Tillamook Farmstyle non-fat Greek yogurt for more protein, but any would work)
2 cups of chopped fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup of milk (for less calories use skim!)

Pour into a glass and garnish (if you want to be fancy), add a straw and you're done! My kids just guzzled this stuff down, and I felt a heck of a lot better serving this to them then the pre-bottled stuff with the unpronounceable ingredients and staggering sugar content.

Also, I was a super sneaky mommy and poured this mixture into the empty drinkable yogurt bottles I already had. Bwaa ha haaa! Tricky and portable and pre portioned! Everyone wins.

 If you want more delicious treats you can check out our treats recipe page. And if you try this delicious (and ridiculously easy) recipe let us know how your own kids like it!



  1. Yum... and I love your little glass. :)

  2. Good Morning!

    I wanted to let you know I featured your smoothie in my Whimsy Wednesday post this week - Fresh Strawberry Recipes! Looks so refreshing!

    You can see it here>

    Thanks for linking!


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